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Living In A Dream is the debut jazz album from Kalya Ramu, one of Toronto’s rising star vocalists. Featuring four of Ramu’s original compositions and a selection of songs written from1920’s to ’40s, this recording captures the essence of the golden age of swing and transports it to the modern day. Ramu’s original compositions combine a classic Tin Pan Alley writing style with contemporary lyrical content, helping to modernize the music while still preserving its core stylistic elements. Her arrangements of rarely recorded jazz standards hold true to the spirit of the music, bringing new life to the neglected repertoire. Ramu’s dynamic singing evokes nostalgia for a past era. Her vocal stylings have been compared to those of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Sarah Vaughan, three giants of jazz whose influence Ramu has been soaking up since she began performing at the tender age of twelve. Now twenty-five, Ramu is thrilled to add her voice to the list of singers who have interpreted this incredible music. Ramu is very active in the Toronto music scene, leading, writing for and performing with multiple groups, including her blues-rock band Angora, The Bettys, her own band Kal’s Hot Four, along with a number of others. Living In A Dream was officially released worldwide on Friday, May 10th, 2019.
Little One; Just You Just Me; Find in Me; Four or Five Times; She Drinks Alone; Am I Blue; Tea For Two; What's New; It's a Good Day; You Go to My Head; Living in a Dream;
Kalya Ramu: Vocals; Jacob Gorzhaltsan: Tenor Saxophone & Clarinet; Ewen Farncombe: Piano; Connor Walsh: Upright Bass; Ian Wright: Drums; William Lamoureux: Strings; Andrew McAnsh: Trumpet; Nathan Ford: Vocals; Nathan Martin & Jackson Welchner: Background Vocals;
July 2, 2019
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