Monday, April 22, 2013

CD Review: Keri Johnsrud, "All Blue"

Keri Johnsrud
A long time friend of mine, now living in Iowa sent me a CD of a young singer he recently heard performing at the Tremont Theatre in Marshalltown, Iowa.  He thought the singer was terrific and wanted me to hear her sing.  The singer is Keri Johnsrud and she has been singing as a professional Jazz singer for the last 10 years. Keri is part of a third-generation of musicians. Her debut CD, "All Blue" was released in late 2009. Her voice could be described as cool with a Jazz flavor. Keri selected 10 wonderful songs for her CD that are a mixture of classic standards and country songs.  Keri has her own style and approach to these songs that is soothing and refreshing. Keri has been working in Jazz clubs in Atlanta, Chicago and New York City and after you listen to this CD, the reason is clear. Keep a lookout if Keri comes to your neighborhood to perform, you won't be disappointed. I would love to see Keri do another CD in the near future! 

Keri is joined on her CD by a group of excellent musicians: 

Matt Nelson- Piano, Keyboard, Organ
Cory Biggerstaff- Double Bass
Darren Scorza- Drums
Ari Seder- Guitar
Matt Cashdollar- Flute
Ogie Merced- Congas
Chris Graham- Vibes

CD Songs:

1. Anything Goes

2. (The Old Man From) the Old Country

3. But Beautiful

4. More and More

5. The Great City

6. Cabin

7. For Every Man There's A Woman

8. Cryin' Time

9. A Blossom Fell

10. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 

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