Jan. 10, 2012
-- SRI Jazz has just added an exciting and vibrant voice to the label with the addition of Jazz Chanteuse Janis Mann. A truly gifted performer in the vein of such greats as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, Mann’s ability to use her vocal instrument with great ease, along with her natural sense of how to interpret a lyric, makes her one of the stand-out jazz singers of our time. Described as “Always a solid swinger and one who makes every note count, she is a joy to see live,” by Jazz Critic Scott Yanow.
Yanow characterizers Janis Mann as “A first class jazz singer!” and now this critically acclaimed artist have just signed a multi-album deal with SRI Jazz. “I am very pleased to announce the signing of such true jazz vocalist” said label head and producer Shelly Liebowitz. “Janis is the kind of vocalist that I love to work with and she is a perfect for our label. The fact that we are both from New York doesn’t hurt either, we understand each other very well” added Liebowitz.
A critics delight, she constantly performs nationwide to rave reviews. "Janis Mann continues to generate some of the best vocal music anywhere", according to Alan Bargebuhr of Cadence Magazine. "Mann... is owner and operator of a splendid instrument that owes as much to June Christy as it does to Sarah Vaughan. She possesses the unique ability to be simultaneously cool and sultry, to seem as crystalline as Baccarat's finest yet smoky as a Dietrich film festival, and to suggest that she's just stepped out of the 1950s while sounding utterly contemporary"
says Christopher Loudon of Jazztimes Magazine. "One of the most authentic and pure jazz voices working today" said Dave Nathan of All Music Guide and "Janis is a wonderful vocalist and a star in her own right" according to Grammy award winning jazz vocalist Diane Schuur. Janis Mann’s work is well known to her loyal fan base which stretches from coast to coast as she performs regularly to sell out audiences.
“Having worked with legendary vocalists like Ella, Sinatra and Sarah, now working with Janis seems very natural for me. She has the instincts, talent, natural ability and command of her instrument as only the best do. I know that Janis will get better and better with each new recording, she is like the legends who have come before her – they are never satisfied and keep raising the bar for all the rest.” said Liebowitz.
Janis Mann’s debut SRI Jazz release is scheduled for Spring 2012.
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SRI Jazz and SRI Records are part of SRI Music Group providing quality, collectible Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock N Roll from major artists past and present. As one of the first indie label websites on the internet to offer collectible blues, jazz and rock & roll, www.srirecords.com established itself as a pioneer offering music on the web since 1998. With industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz at the helm over the last 15 years, SRI has strived to provide a standard of excellence in the world of music.