by Patrick Van de Wiele

As a child, kept the American Rose Kingsley there to sing and dance. At fourteen she danced like a pro with the American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet of London and The Metropolitan Opera. During her teenage years she also figured in musicals like “Funny Girl,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Promises, Promises” and “Carousel.” La but soon she was attracted to opera and that et began studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City at The Julliard School of Music. In 1970 she debuted and for 15 years she was in her homeland through Europe on the shelves with arias from “Aida,” “Tosca,” “Electra,” “La Boheme” and “Salome.” They performed together with, among others, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. After years of using her voice with a range of four octaves, she throws it on a different tack, and brought this independent jazz album as a debut. In a production of Norman Miller and together with Bob Corwin (Johnny Mercer’s son) on piano, Danny Flahive on bass and Doug Dean on drums and percussion, she brings this songs from the Great American Songbook. She says the following about it: “My goal was to find Songs That really come from my soul and That affectedness me emotionally,” she says. “Some I had sung before, and some I did not. They’re tunes That touched me That I Could have felt the same impact on an audience. When I started singing ballads thesis, I Realized thatthey are my true forte. I always put my heart and passion into everything I sing, and I’m excited that i have now found my niche singing Great American Songbook and contemporary standards. The mixer on the album Leon Becken gave me a great piece of advice When I first went into the vocal booth. He Said, “I do not want you to sing, just talk to me. That put me at ease. It’s all about telling a story and singing from the heart. “Rose brings covers of famous songs such as’ Over The Rainbow ‘,’ Come In From The Rain,” “Send In The Clowns”, “Cry Me A River ‘,’ One for My Baby, “” In The Wee Small Hours, “” Where Do You Start “and” This Is My Life “that we know of Shirley Bassey.

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