Posted at 11:27 pm by Lee Lessack
First Harvest, debut album of Elizabeth Ward Land, beautifully showcases her thrilling voice, extraordinary interpretive gifts and vast range of musical expertise. For Broadway fans, Liz’s opening track reveals surprising depth in A Change in Me from Beauty and the Beast.
Posted at 12:45 pm by Lee Lessack
STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT, is the studio recording of the award winning concert created by Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land (AMAZING GRACE, MEMPHIS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL). Touching on genres ranging from rock, country, folk, big band and mariachi, Elizabeth Ward Land finds her perfect vocal match in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt. With gorgeous arrangements and soaring vocals in songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers vast catalogue, including YOU’RE NO GOOD, BLUE BAYOU, FRENESI, and LONG, LONG TIME, the album promises something for every music lover.
Posted at 6:57 am by Lee Lessack
Jazz vocalist Sharon Azrieli enchants us with this romantic Michel Legrand songbook. Tracks include Legrand classics such as the Oscar-winning “Windmills from your Mind” and the unearthed title track “Secret Places”. Ms. Azrieli is known for her “top-drawer cabaret-jazz” singing, which “has, always, a naturalistic freshness … with balance and grace.” [Blogcritics]. Tracks in English and French.
Posted at 10:49 am by Lee Lessack
In ”Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard,” Max unabashedly embraces his love for the golden age of Broadway and the American Songbook. Inspired by his love for an era long past, this Tony nominated leading man is joined by Grammy winning composer and famed musical director, Billy Stritch, breathing new life into classic songs we’ve loved for decades.
Max von Essen recently finished his run in the Broadway production of Anastasia as Gleb Vaganov and is currently touring the United States as Marvin in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Falsettos. He is perhaps best known to Broadway audiences as Henri Baurel in the Award winning production of ”An American in Paris”, a role which earned him nominations for the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Awards. Other Broadway credits include Evita, the revivals of Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar, Dance of the Vampires, and the closing company of the original Les Misérables. Additional New York credits include Yours Unfaithfully for the Mint Theater, Death Takes a Holiday for the Roundabout Theater Company, The Jerry Springer Opera at Carnegie Hall, Hello Again (Drama League nomination) for The Transport Group, Finian’s Rainbow for the Irish Repertory Theater and many others. Tours include Xanadu, Chicago and West Side Story.
Max’s concert work has brought him all across the country and Canada, including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and a recent sold-out solo run at the famed Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. Recordings include An American in Paris, Evita, Death Takes a Holiday, Finian’s Rainbow, Love Songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Broadway by the Year: 1928. @maxizpad.