Australian singer/songwriter Skii with her sultry, sassy voice has been likened to a cross between Tina Turner and Ella Fitzgerald. Skii is a life long singer/songwriter. She began her career huddled over an old upright piano squeezed into her mother’s small semi in Redfern where their tiny porch had been converted into a makeshift bedroom. Like many artists she worked a couple of jobs by day and the gig circuit by night.
Her voice has stopped the likes of Sting and Ricky May but it is her song writing that has brought her to the attention of the Billboard music awards, the UK songwriting awards, Australian Songwriter’s Association, Song of the Year and as a producer’s choice in the LA music awards. Bound By History is Skii’s 3rd album. Her first Album “Uncompromising” and her critically acclaimed second album “Foolish Girl” can also be found on iTunes.
“Bound By History is the next chapter” says Skii, “It is about being strengthened and encouraged by your past as well as cautioned. We are all made up of our history both singularly and collectively but it is how we step into the future that truly counts.” ~ skiiharvey.com
SUNNIE PAXSON - BOHEMIAN SUN
Innovative songwriter, producer, arranger and performer Sunnie Paxson has already proven herself as a talented jazz pianist and recording artist. Paxson has toured with Grammy award winning bassist Stanley Clarke and has recorded and/or shared the stage with many including Justo Almario, Larry Carlton, Danny Gottlieb and Michael Paulo to name a few. Her compositions and performances can be heard in feature films and television including the smash hit “Desperate Housewives.”
A native of Philadelphia, Sunnie was a child piano prodigy from amusical family. Her skills were honed by studies with world-renowned pianists Bernard Peiffer, Jimmy Amadie and Ray Santisi. Paxson attended Berklee College of Music and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts.
Paxson was voted one of “Los Angeles’ Best Jazz Performers” in Los Angeles Magazine. In the world of radio, Sunnie is known on stations throughout the US as well as internationally. This was due to her successful debut solo album, Groove Suite, which contained the ultimate feel-good single “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied),” featuring longtime friend Clarke on bass. Jazz Week listed Sunnie as one of the top 100 artists with the most spins for two years during the peak run of this CD. On Sunnie’s newest album, Bohemian Sun, her first release on the Roxboro Entertainment Group label, she returns to her solid jazz roots with this straight-ahead jazz trio record which consists of herself Stanley Clarke/bass and Ronald Bruner, Jr. /drums) featuring some of her own compositions, some standards and one song written by Clarke.
CYNTHIA BASINET - IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON
Actress, humanitarian, and Great American Songbook aficionada Cynthia Basinet follows up her stunning holiday release, “The Christmas Song” with one of our most beloved musical chestnuts… It's Only A Paper Moon. Ms. Basinet absolutely nails her unique read on a song that was penned by Harold Arlen, Billy Rose and E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, and first published in 1933. The lyrics play on our perceptions of reality vs. fantasy, and Cynthia’s compelling version ingeniously captures that quirky vibe perfectly. Adding to Ms. Basinet’s luscious vocal talent is pianist, composer, musical director Lee Musiker, whose extensive resume includes working with superstar names like Mr. Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, and Paul McCartney. This is a performance not to be missed, so my advice to you is to download your copy of Cynthia Basinet’s amazing version of It's Only A Paper Moon. Then you can decide if your life is real or make believe! " ~ Scott O’Brien (SmoothJazz.com)