Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011
SIORA takes you on a world jazz journey of the soul, touching down in Rio, Paris, Mazer-e- Sharif and points beyond. SIORA features the voice and guitar playing of Phyllis Chapell. African, Brazilian, Latin, contemporary American, and Middle Eastern rhythms underscore an array of wind and string instruments adding diverse flavors to this international odyssey -- topped off with American jazz and provocative original compositions.
Siora's new CD "On The Other Side of The River" encompasses the unique and haunting essence of Phyllis's cross cultural blend of jazz and multi-lingual vocals embroidered with international flavor appealing to audiences worldwide. Phyllis's vocal style has been likened to vocalist Joni Mitchell. Siora's efforts to provide quality, informative and educational workshops have been appreciated by the education system.
The players include Dave Posmontier, Paul Jost, Francois Zayas, Rob Swanson, Kevin MacConnell, Ken Ulansey, Stan Slotter, Joseph and William Tayoun. The tragic death of co-leader, composer, arranger, pianist Dan Kleiman adds a poignancy to this CD that will forever be itched in its creation.
Phyllis Chapell & SIORA have been enthusiastically received by live audiences at premier jazz and other concert venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. "The Jazz Network Worldwide is the perfect place for Phyllis Chapell and Siora's new release to be showcased, for it is filled with international fans as well as jazz presenters that will be drawn to their impeccable musical style. It's a rare commodity to have such diverse musicality continually re-inventing their universal repetoire" says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Tapping into their Jewish musical roots, Phyllis Chapell and the late Dan Kleiman created a new release in 2010, "Vision of the Dry Bones" breathing new life into old forms as they reinvented Jewish songs flavored by world rhythms and jazz improvisations. Guest artists include Alex DePue, Howard Levy, Randy Sabien, Ken Ulansey, and Joseph Tayoun.
It doesn't matter what language this woman sings in (and she sings in quite a few), it's captivating. Even when she scats, it's beautiful". ~ Songwriter's Monthly
"Phyllis Chapell is an elegant singer who will steal your heart away if you let her. She accompanies herself on guitar, which she plays authoritatively...Her music is tasteful, eclectic and real. She eludes all labels!" ~ The Philadelphia Inquirer
To learn more and to purchase Phyllis Chapell & Siora's new release "On The Other Side Of The River" go to http://www.siorajazz.com as well as The Jazz Network Worldwide at http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com.