“A lyrically sensitive interpreter with a special affinity for Joni Mitchell” ~ The New York Times
“A charismatic stylist” ~ The Wall Street Journal
“A gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor’s intensity in whatever she sings” ~ The New York Post
Acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist Barbara Fasano comes home to Birdland with a new set of eclectic songs ranging from Billy Strayhorn to Joni Mitchell, from Johnny Mandel to Bruce Springsteen. A storyteller in song in the tradition of Carmen McRae, Sylvia Syms and Julie Wilson, Ms. Fasano explores the complexities of love and the circles we all swirl within, singing “wise, literate songs about life in all its confusing wonder,” as author James Gavin writes. “She seems incapable of singing an unintelligent or unmusical phrase.”
Winner of multiple MAC, Bistro and NY Nightlife Awards, her last two CDs, “Busy Being Free” and “Written In The Stars,” were praised in publications as diverse as Playbill and JazzTimes and won MAC Awards for Record of the Year.Called “artistic, swinging and superbly entertaining” by revered jazz critic Ira Gitler, Ms. Fasano has headlined at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and concert halls and jazz festivals internationally.