“A really good jazz sound has come out of France and it’s called The Sophisticated Ladies. ….. good performers without a doubt.” —Tim Taylor Audiophile Audition (Dec. 4 2012)
VIDEOS RECORDED AT STUDIO LATOUR Monteton France
Site Studio Latour
C’EST SI BON (Henri Betti)
APELO (Baden Powel )
accompanies her sublime delivery of lyrics and subtly sensuous voice with exquisite Afro Cuban percussion
frighteningly hedonistic impact…Magidson is one of those song stylists … that pretty much has her way with you emotionally. You could easily succumb to a state of bewitched, bothered bewilderment…(Jazz Music Review)
…her dark and refined flugelhorn also adds a nocturnal mystique … ” Her gorgeously mellow and fat tone…blows like a fragrant and heady breeze…” (All About Jazz)
“outstanding with the percussion.” (Audiophile Audition)
” … it is almost uncanny how much Magidson captures Holiday’s unique delivery.” (All About Vocals)
Singer/songwriter/pianist Paola Vera is already being described as a ‘truly gifted improviser’ (Pete Churchill) and a ‘Jazz chick with hits’ (Richard Niles) .
In 2007 Paola was awarded a Yamaha Jazz Award for outstanding young Jazz musicians for Jazzwize magazine as well as best accompanist in the Finsterwalde Pop and Jazz competition Germany, best improvisation and 2nd place in Lithuania at the International Jazz Vocalist Competition.
Paola Vera website
Laure is a young player from Bordeaux France. After only three years of playing upright bass she has already won the blue note prize in the Action Jazz competition with her own trio and compositions, and is playing festivals and clubs …”Laure Sanchez is full a fresh sound full of groove and musicality ” Philippe Desmond Action Jazz Laure SANCHO is a name you will see a lot more of in the coming years.
Laure Sanchez website
some comments after a show in France :
” simplement génial !! … moment magique,… sensassss … Ces nanas sont top …..Concert Sophistiqué et de grande qualité pour ces 4 Ladies…Un concert tout en sensibilité… Ah les femmes ! quel talent…Le jazz au féminin j’adore! ”