ANNA LYMAN - Featured on CBC Radio - "North by Northwest"
"A Voice like Honey, Songs like Wine".... "...a colorful bloom in today's music wasteland... It's a breath of fresh air..." Stephen Wortman, Rutgers Newark Observer, N.J. "She has a voice like melted chocolate", Goody Niosi:
The Harbour City Star, Nanaimo, BC "Sensual, melodious...makes us think we should order champagne...."
Jan DeGrass, The Coast Reporter"Anna Lyman is a genuine jazz singer", Richard Bourcier,
JAZZ REVIEW.COM"Lyman has a powerful voice with a genuine
passion that shines through on every note...a distinctly personal perspective"Alexandria Stuart,
The Harbour City Star, Nanaimo, BC
"It's Lush - a valuable musical keepsake"
"Plays like a live jazz set"
"Put on this CD and you will swing..."
(Gregory J. Robb
Vancouver Vibe, Allaboutjazz.com)
MULTI-CULTURAL: "I am a Latin-American Jazz Vocalist from Motown!, - a naturalized Canadian of 1/2 Mexican,
1/2 Scotch-Irish-English heritage. It is only in my music, that this rich heritage flows together freely..."
A STYLE AND VOICE ALL HER OWN. ;
Anna Lyman grew up in (Detroit) Motown! and was influenced by stars like Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles, but a perk of being
Latin-American is that as a young child, she was exposed to the Great Brazilian Gurus, A.C. Jobim and Sergio Mendes. A love of Jazz and Brass came from
being exposed to Ramsey Lewis, and Henry Mancini, as well as Jazz Musicals in Old Movies.
She has been described by renowned Jazz Drummer, Keith Copeland as a "tremendous talent". Keith also said: There are a lot of singers out there...
Some of them have phrasing, some of them have tone, some can swing, YOU HAVE IT ALL! (Keith Copeland, 2003). Juno Award
winner Rick Kilburn described her vocal ability as "just like the old masters". Anna's lush vocals go straight to the heart whether she swings or broods over a
* March 17th 2007, HERMANN'S JAZZ Club, Victoria, * March 31st 2007, BLACK DOG CAFE Lantzville * April 2nd 2007, LIGHTHOUSE BISTRO Re-opening Party, * May 1st-May 3rd 2007, w/ JACK JACKSON("Echoes of Legends" TOUR * May 26th 2007, MULTICULTURAL FEST, Nanaimo * June/July 2007, The Glo Europub, Victoria * Nov. 10 2007, AFTER THE WEDDING, Charitable