I have such a passion and love for classic Americana music. I want to keep it alive and have it cherished!
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
Singer Jennifer Keith released this week, her two new CDs including the debut of "Jenny Is My Name" and subsequently her Yuletide collaboration efforts with the group, Royal Crown Revue in a cheerful LP titled "Don't Be A Grinch This Year." In September she completed a live recording of her music in Long Beach, Ca. at the famous Observation bar on the Queen Mary. Jennifer along her her quartet have called the Observation bar on the Queen Mary "home", since July 2010 and recently renewed her contract for an additional residency.. The Jennifer Keith Quartet performs on Friday and Saturday nights. The live recording will be released sometimes in 2012. "I am really excited about both of these CDs. I have such a passion and love for classic Americana music. I want to keep it alive and have it cherished," says Jennifer.
Jennifer Keith comes from a family full of entertainers. In fact she stems from Hollywood lineage beginning with her Great Great Grandfather B.F. Keith who was the “K” in RKO Pictures.
Coupled with jazz standards in her live shows, she also incorporates a bit of classic country in to her repertoire. Some have described her voice as a combination of Peggy Lee meets Patsy Cline with a sprinkle of June Christy. She She claims the Jazz & pop singers from the 1940’s and 50’s including Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith, and Julie London have heavily influenced her as is evident on both CDs.
“Jenny is Her Name” showcases an eclectic variety of American roots music spanning from Blues and jazz to classic country. The CD was produced by Mando Dorame of Royal Crown Revue and by George Johnsen. The 12-track CD features classics such as "A Taste of Honey," "Easy Street," "40 Cups of Coffee," and "Sentimental Journey."
Jennifer also brings good cheer for Christmas this season as she, along with Royal Crown Revue released their first ever Holiday CD compilation of their favorite Yuletide tunes, called “Don’t Be A Grinch This Year!” The CD was produced by Mando Dorame and Doug Trantow and includes classics with a "boogie woogie" arrangement and a few originals.
The CDs are available on iTunes as well as her website and her shows at the Queen Mary.