Soul On Track - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Tue, 23 May 2017 08:20:29 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Heard in the Scene: stunning new singer http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/heard-in-the-scene-stunning-new-singer.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/heard-in-the-scene-stunning-new-singer.html Heard in the scene is the amazing debut of jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh with Tony Overwater (double bass), Bert van den Brink (piano & keyboards), and Joshua Samson (percussion) - released this month by Munich Records, (BMCD 336). Piano miracle Bert van den Brink worked with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker and others. Tony Overwater has won several prizes for his remarkable music and special internation …

Heard in the scene is the amazing debut of jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh with Tony Overwater (double bass), Bert van den Brink (piano & keyboards), and Joshua Samson (percussion) - released this month by Munich Records, (BMCD 336). Piano miracle Bert van den Brink worked with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker and others. Tony Overwater has won several prizes for his remarkable music and special international projects.

Bert van den Brink heard Heleen's voice and spoke of love on first hearing. Having performed and recorded with many vocalists before he was struck by Heleens natural talent: Pure beauty without mannerism...what a joy!!.

Accurate, crystal clear, daring and...warm Heleen van den Hombergh sings her own way through a diverse repertoire....This is not a searching debut but a solid-style, well thought-out statement (Jazz Critic Imme Schade van Westrum).

Mature and intelligent performance (..) I'm glad she creates and seeks unusual material and the well-known standards are given a very fresh and I must say, exotic, arrangement. (Graham Hüner, MVS Radio Singin' Jazz).

On Heard in the scene Heleen performs not only songs written by Tony Overwater and herself, but also very special interpretations of Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, Supertramp, together with Gershwin, Brubeck and Joe Sample.

Miss Heleen van den Hombergh was born in 1964 in The Netherlands. Jazz music soon inspired her to be a jazz singer. But she decided to travel around the world as a scientific researcher, which she did for many years. Now at last she's back and has become a jazz singer of whom The Netherlands can be really proud. She explores jazz and pop songs with her warm and soulful voice and shows the world that she's a natural talent.

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Jungle of Stone Tops MP3 vocal charts http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/jungle-of-stone-tops-mp3-vocal-charts.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/jungle-of-stone-tops-mp3-vocal-charts.html Heleen van den Hombergh's new jazz song Jungle of Stone leads the vocal charts on mp3.com. It is one of twelve adventurous songs on her debut cd Heard in the Scene, which was released in the Netherlands three months ago. On mp3.com this song is freely available for download. In only a few days the song reached the top of the jazz vocal charts! Jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh wrote lyrics and music of this song in Amsterdam, …
Heleen van den Hombergh's new jazz song Jungle of Stone leads the vocal charts on mp3.com.

It is one of twelve adventurous songs on her debut cd Heard in the Scene, which was released in the Netherlands three months ago. On mp3.com this song is freely available for download. In only a few days the song reached the top of the jazz vocal charts!

Jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh wrote lyrics and music of this song in Amsterdam, where she gets mad at the sight of madness / Just crossing the street. She's accompanied by the famous Dutch piano player Bert van den Brink, Edison Award Winner Tony Overwater (bass) and percussionist Joshua Samson.

More information can be found on www.mp3.com/heleen_vd_hombergh
Email: info@soulontrack.com

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Zeppelin Zone takes sky http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/zeppelin-zone-takes-sky.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/zeppelin-zone-takes-sky.html Dutch Vocalist-composer Heleen van den Hombergh (Composer of "Rush in the Woods") has formed a new band, called Zeppelin Zone. At the very end of 2006 Heleen started working with creative bass player Frans van der Hoeven, versatile guitarist Erik Rutjes, and inventive percussionist Bart Fermie. Zeppelin Zone performs Heleen¢s latest work and combines world, jazz and heavy pop sounds, with light footed grooves, open meditations, & howling guitars. The name Zeppelin Zone seeks to reflect a
Dutch Vocalist-composer Heleen van den Hombergh (Composer of "Rush in the Woods") has formed a new band, called Zeppelin Zone.

At the very end of 2006 Heleen started working with creative bass player Frans van der Hoeven, versatile guitarist Erik Rutjes, and inventive percussionist Bart Fermie. Zeppelin Zone performs Heleen¢s latest work and combines world, jazz and heavy pop sounds, with light footed grooves, open meditations, & howling guitars. The name Zeppelin Zone seeks to reflect a sensation of feet on the ground, eyes on the horizon... heating up the fire to take sky.

Heleen (1964) was born in the Netherlands. After many years of traveling around the world Heleen's professional career as a singer began when piano miracle Bert van den Brink heard her voice in 2000 and spoke of "love on first hearing" . Together they invited bass player Tony Overwater, who, on his turn, took on board percussionist Joshua Samson. With this quartet Heleen played and recorded between 2001-2006, making two impressive albums and a DVD.

Her first album "Heard in the Scene" (2002) mainly consisted of jazz & soul repertoire. For her second album and theatre performances, under the title "Rush in the Woods!" (2004-2005), her long-standing bond with tropical forests inspired the lyrics and compositions. She performed at the North Sea Jazz festival, the Concertgebouw, BIMhuis, and many other fine stages in the Netherlands and abroad. Her live performance was also broadcasted more than once on Dutch National Television.

Samples of the new music of Zeppelin Zone can be found at Heleen's official website heleenvandenhombergh.com.

"A combination of talent never seen before in jazz land. ( ) Live as touching as on the album. Heleen is a long hidden treasure (..) A very beautiful voice, a convincing performance, authentic inspiration " Jazz / The Netherlands

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