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Old timey crooning with fashionably appropriate wah wahs and sax swoon.
For his sophomore feature-length album, accomplished singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz presents a cocktail of vintage-pop, jazz, and swing, backed by a sure shot band made up of several of Canada’s top jazz musicians. The album presents six new compositions sure to become popular additions to the American Songbook, and reinvents several classic standards. Drink You In contains material co-written with award-winning artists including JUNO-winner Sonia Johnson, JUNO-nominee Barbra Lica, Tia Brazda, and producer Drew Jurecka. As a lyricist and composer, Steven Taetz has written for many internationally renowned artists including Simone Denny (Love Inc.) and Billboard chart-topping Brazilian artist Amanda. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Hotel Café (LA) and Koerner Hall Galleria for Sinatra’s 100th. Drink You In will be released on Friday, September 28th, 2018 and distributed worldwide by Flatcar Records // Fontana North. The release will be celebrated with a performance on Sunday, September 30th at The Jazz Bistro in Toronto. This will be followed by a Canadian release tour.
Drink You In; Meet In Montreal; Lately; The Little Things You Do Together; Other Side of the World; Forgotten How to Say Goodbye; Everybody Knows; Oom-Pah-Pah; We Never Kissed Goodbye; Orange Colored Sky; So This Is Love
Steven Taetz: Vocals; Sonia Johnson: Guest Vocalist; Tia Brazda: Guest Vocalist; Drew Jurecka: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Strings, and Bandoneon; Pat LaBarbera: Tenor Saxophone; Bob DeAngelis: Baritone Saxophone; Kevin Turcotte: Trumpet; John Macleod: Trumpet; Steve McDade: Trumpet; Rob Somerville: Trombone; Ewen Farncombe: Piano; Adrean Farrugia: Piano, Celeste; Carissa Neufeld: Vibraphone; Nathan Hiltz: Guitar; Søren Nissen: Bass; Ernesto Cervini: Drums; Andrew Miller: Drums;
September 29, 2018
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