Vocalist JUNE BISANTZ has co-written and produced several collections of original vocal jazz, all of which have received national recognition.
She has toured internationally, and performed and recorded with distinguished jazz musicians including Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Paul Brown, Lew Soloff, Jerry Neiwood, Mike Stern, Steve Davis & Will Lee. Reviews and articles about her work have appeared in publications including People Magazine, USA Today, JazzQuad.Ru, Jazziz Magazine, Jazz Podium Magazine, Jazz USA, the New York Times, New York Newsday & the Boston Globe.
Bisantz’ 2012 release, It’s Always You, was inspired by the vocal work of the legendary Chet Baker. Her current release Love’s Tango, co-authored with pianist & composer Alex Nakhimovsky, signals her return to original music with a collection of Latin inspired songs about love in all its many forms.
Ms. Bisantz is also Professor Emeritus of Art & Design at Eastern Connecticut State University and has exhibited her visual art work in galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the United States.
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Love's Tango is
"An engaging listen from start to finish...a recording of urbanity and splendor."
Adjoran Horvat, Staccatofy
"From silky bossa nova arias to jamboree-style sambas, a compelling tango, and a steamy Rachmaninoff-influenced prelude, Love's Tango revels in the joys of life, finding pleasure in the simple luxury of being surrounded by upbeat music."
Susan Frances, Jazz2Love
"Wrap up love in its many forms, and here it is - all in one recording!"
Grady Harp- 5 stars on Amazon
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Pianist ALEX NAKHIMOVSKY enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, producer, composer and educator. His musical accomplishments as a jazz and classical artist include musical direction, arranging, solo and ensemble performances.
He has toured throughout the United States, Russia, Japan and Israel, performing with jazz legends Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Cobb, Valery Ponomarev, Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller, Victor Bailey and Grammy-nominated artists Bill Evans, Jazzmeia Horn & Rene Marie. His performance as soloist with award winning Joe Hisaishi’s New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo was recorded and released on the Universal label as American In Paris in 2005.
As co-producer of Russia’s Baikal Waves International Jazz Festival since 2006, Alex has made cross-cultural connections for several Russian Music Festivals, bringing important international artists such as Tania Maria, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Jeff Tain Watts & Jeff Lorber to Russia.