I’m excited to share that I will be featured guest on DHarmicEvolution Podcast going to over 70 countries – Listen to the episode here!
I’m excited to share that I will be featured guest on DHarmicEvolution Podcast going to over 70 countries on Thursday 3/4/21 at 2 pm central. One of my songs will also be added to his Spotify rotation as well! This is huge! Tune in and please share this post! I’m so excited!
A lot of people make music but a master of the craft has the talent, the experience, the class, and the natural ability to entertain. Let’s talk about Barbara Santora.
If you read her bio…below you’ll realize that Barbara is the real deal. A five octave vocal entertainer who has performed with some of the worlds biggest names such as Liberace, Frank Sinatra Jr, and Billy Preston.
Jazz singer/songwriter Barbara Santora is back with a flurry of fantastic songs to end 2020 on a great note. “Midnight Escape” harkens to an underground jazz club with Barbara’s voice cutting through the smokey haze while pianist John Michael O’Leary tickles the ivory with skill and precision. The percussion and horns are perfect.
Midnight Escape is a blueprint to a timeless Jazz hit song. Barbara also released a gem called “Meet Me Down At Micky’s.” This song is playful, fun and upbeat. The clarinet is magnificent and the song also has a charming video which can be viewed on You Tube. “On Your List” is the third of four recent releases by Ms. Santora.
Promoted on the front page of JazzWeekly with a review posted on 8-19-2020:
If you like your vocals fit for a 50s film noir, check out this pair of tunes by a vocalist Barbara Santora. She takes a pair of tunes composed by pianist John Michael O’Leary, and puree’s them through a Gloria Graham mix of sepia and long dark shadows cast by the corner lamp post.
Midnight Escape” includes O’Leary’s slinky piano along with some dramatic tenor sax work with stark late night story telling in dramatic fashion by Santora, taking you down Desolation Boulevard having you step through a scenario of blue smoke rings and lipstick on the martini glass.
Barbara Santora began a stage career at age 15 with Little Theatre Productions. By 17 she was a touring puppeteer and the opening act for Ferrante and Teicher in school and university venues. A demanding performance schedule sometimes required appearances in three states a day. At 19, Barbara enrolled in formal studies of music, theater, and dance at Indiana University. Although she had been steeped in classical music forms from childhood, jazz and blues fanned her inner fire as an entertainer coming of age. When an offer came to perform in Las Vegas, she was “all in.” She relocated to Nevada and, over the next 14 yearscaptivated audiences with inspired interpretations of jazz standards, show tunes, and popular songs across genres.
Barbara Santora began with a stage career at the young age of 5 with Little Theatre Productions. By age 17, she was a touring puppeteer with a demanding performance schedule sometimes required appearances in three states a day. At 19, Barbara enrolled at Indiana University to formally study music, theater, and dance where she explored her love of jazz and blues. When an offer came in to perform in Las Vegas, she relocated to Nevada and, over the next 14 years, captivated audiences with inspired interpretations of jazz standards, show tunes, and popular songs across genres.
“That’s Just the Way It Goes”, written by John Michael O’Leary, from the EP, Timeless, by Barbara Santora, begins with a count off on ride cymbal, followed by the full ensemble entering for the intro. As the piano weaves together a melodic motif, and the bass provides bottom support, Santora begins to slip in vocal improvisation to set the stage for the first verse. As listeners progress through the song, they will notice the song employs a consistent arrangement to put the spotlight on Santora’s sultry, earth-toned vocals and the song’s melancholy and moving melody.
It is a hot & steamy Thursday here in New England, USA but we are looking at August 2020 and the music here @skopemag keeps going. So today we have got to hang with Jazz Singer/Song writer Barbara Santora. Barbara has been going strong in music since the age of 15 and she has never looked back. I caught a listen to her album ‘Timeless’ while going through Spotify and I was sold.