lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016

Lina Orfanos beautiful tribute CD "Essentially Ella" and next presentation

"The ever-present Lady of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald should feel happy with this heartfelt tribute, 
passionate and interpretive excellence offered his personal stamp by the mezzo-soprano vocalist Lina Orfanos"- Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Global Beat

On December 4, 2015 on this website,, published "Essentially Ella - New CD - Lina Orfanos & Special Guests - Metropolitan Room (Dec. 6, 13 and 26)" really were meeting our dear friend Lina, great voice, who managed to gather some excellent musicians, including bassist John Benitez wonderful, and now we can repeat that nice to hear Lina Orfanos who is released sentimentally, but with a special romance that leads all to divine love.

His performances at the Metropolitan Room in New York City led to joy and satisfaction for the world-all attendees came lover-now St. Patrick's Day, on 17 March this month will be singing with his group Perspectives Theater, NYC.

Notes of Lina Orfanos:

Acclaimed international vocalist and recording artist Lina Orfanos is a mezzo-soprano who sings in popular, classical, jazz, and world musical styles.  She has a lush voice with faultless intonation and great rhythmic footing. Lina is immersed in the sonorous cultures of the United States, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. Singing in English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish comes easily to her. Whether performing an old Greek folk lament, paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “Night and Day,” or inspiring a young composer to set Spanish poems to music for her, Lina proves that songbirds can soar.

The Muse whispered into Lina’s ear when she was a small girl on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera with the Children’s Chorus. Since that time, she has worked hard at developing her art with private lessons, studio and university studies, and solo performances in New York City venues such as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Town Hall. A serious illness in adolescence, however, derailed her for a few years but then she returned to her vocal art with the purpose of the consummate artist that she is. Moreover, her health crisis has taught Lina about trauma and how music can help mend wounds of all kinds.

Always enjoying live performances and engagement with audiences, Lina put her remarkable recital skills, high quality repertoire, and vocal expressiveness in full throttle in her first studio album Enchanted Night (2007).  Recording old and recent songs by Greece’s most famous composer, Mikis Theodorakis, Enchanted Night has been presented to audiences around the world. She has received high praise not only for her selections but for what Theodorakis himself says about Lina’s “beautiful lyricism and interpretive perfection!”  

Lina holds the exclusive honor of being invited personally by Theodorakis to cross the Atlantic twice and sing on the huge concert stages of the Herodion Theater at Acropolis in 2007 and Lycabettus Hill in Athens in 2010. The composer found her singing “thrilling” and critics said that when she sang, “How lovely is my love in her everyday dress…” from The Mauthausen Cantata (1965) an invisible trembling wave moved across the theater stage and settled  amid the 4,000 listeners. 

Last year, Lina recorded and premiered the Ay Amor song cycle composed specifically for her voice by the gifted Dimitris Maramis. A lyrical song cycle based on Spanish poetry, Ay Amor has been received with great enthusiasm. For the world premiere at Symphony Space, Lina and the composer himself joined forces and brought Andalusian and Athenian passion to the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This year, they are premiering Ay Amor in the great city of Thessaloniki in Greece. Following the concerts, Lina is recording one of Theodorakis’s most meaningful and popular song cycles The Mauthausen Cantata. At the request of the 89 year old composer, Lina will be recording the four haunting songs in Hebrew.  Songs are once again making history and Lina is offering her artistic vitality to the Muse of history.

Let us now enjoy "Blues in the Night" live...Lina Orfanos:

¡¡Amor y Jazz!!

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