Donna Kimura

Donna Kimura

The CD opens with Liza Lee slowly singing the opening line of "Strawberry Fields Forever."Her wistful delivery creates a sense of mystery because it’s not evident where …
If Jen Rathbun were an actress in the 1940s, she would have owned the part of the smart dame who wore killer suits and spouted off snappy one-liners.Instead, she’s a mod…
Peggy Lee's "Black Coffee" is as good today as when it was released a half century ago. Time hasn’t diminished any of the late-night sultry appeal that Lee squeezed into ev…
Secrets of the Soul is a strong debut for vocalist Sendy Brown. A collection of 11 standards, the CD showcases Brown’s warm, assured interpretations of evergreens like "’Ro…
An Evening With Scott Hamilton & Friends features an all-star cast skating to standards and other songs performed by singer-pianist Michael Feinstein.A presentation of a…
You don’t just listen to Lisa Sokolov. You experience her.The New York-based vocalist and pianist stretches far beyond traditional jazz with her drama-filled singing tha…
On her debut CD, Norah Jones pleasantly beckoned us to come away with her.Eight million people responded, and with one record Jones set a lofty benchmark for a new gener…
An impressive 11-minute, five-song Duke Ellington medley opens Denise Perrier’s CD, Live at Yoshi’s: Blue Monday Party.It’s a strong and fitting introduction to…
Something To Say is the debut CD of vocalist Tony Gallo.Gallo is a likeable jazz-pop singer with a strong voice and a cool swagger that suits him whether he is singing a…
Michael Raitzyk is a top jazz guitarist working in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.The journeyman musician has played in everything from his own big band to a regga…