Isabel Rose Compared to Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Midler; 10/19 — “Swingin’ from the Hip” Earns Raves

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Isabel Rose Compared to Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Midler; 10/19 — “Swingin’ from the Hip” Earns Raves
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“Isabel Rose recalls the days when great performers would tackle almost any style and make it their own. It’s not just a matter of having a voice or a band; there’s a cult of personality that surrounds great performers. Sinatra. Babs. Bette. Torme. Bennett. Newton. It wouldn’t be entirely surprising if twenty years down the road people were adding Rose to that list.”

iTUNES Editorial Coverage Coming, as Mainstream, Jazz, Broadway, GLBT, Syndicated Radio and Indie Media Continue to Discover “A Vocal Force to be Reckoned With”

Lincoln Center Showcase and Joe’s Pub Concert are Set; Music Video for ‘Aquarius’ Debuts

Favorable coverage continues to build, as mainstream, Jazz, Broadway, GLBT, syndicated radio, and Indie Media discover “a vocal force to be reckoned with” in singer Isabel Rose. Rose’s jazz/pop/swing/Cabaret hybrid ‘Swingin’ From the Hip’ will be released digitally on September 14th and via Brick-and-Mortar on October 19th, to coincide with a Joe’s Pub CD release party/concert in New York City, on October 21st. On October 9th, Rose will perform a Lincoln Center showcase at The 21st Annual New York Cabaret Convention. All performance details follow below.

Rose has garnered early, significant support via JazzTimes as well as from radio legend Jonathan Schwartz on Sirius/XM. In recent weeks, that initial base has expanded: An editorial CD review will be posted to iTUNES in the weeks ahead, host David Kenney featured Rose’s album on a recent broadcast of WBAI’s ‘Everything Old is New Again,’ and the segment can be heard here.

In his 4.5 star review, Critic Wildy Haskell put Rose in some extraordinary company: “Rose recalls the days when great performers would tackle almost any style and make it their own. It’s not just a matter of having a voice or a band; there’s a cult of personality that surrounds great performers. Sinatra. Babs. Bette. Torme. Bennett. Newton. It wouldn’t be entirely surprising if twenty years down the road people were adding Rose to that list.” In Boston’s EDGE Magazine, critic Padraic Maroney highlighted Rose’s surprising cover of a Pat Benatar classic: “The most interesting of her remakes is of Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” It’s a completely new take on the song and one that is both surprising and fun to listen to.” Listen to audio samples, here: http://www.isabelrose.com/listen.html

Isabel Rose is a singer/actress/author/Off-Broadway star with moxie reminiscent of multi- hyphenates such as Ann-Margret, Peggy Lee and Bette Midler. She has used grit and determination to get a film made and a book released (and then adapted the book into a successful Off-Broadway show!) Her debut CD is filled with sophisticated arrangements and an eclectic mix of songs.

One of the album’s highlights, ‘Aquarius,’ gets a kitschy, retro makeover from Rose in this vibrant music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOmKYkJ-sa0. The pedigree of the production is evident–Director of Photography was Russ Swanson, who, along with Nigel Dick, has lensed some really big music videos, among them Matchbox 20’s “Push,” Fuel’s “Hemorrhage,” and Nickelback’s “Photograph” (which won Best Rock Video at the 2006 Much Music Awards). He has also shot videos for The Corrs, Good Charlotte, Staind, and Dashboard Confessional, among others. The video can also been seen via Rose’s new website: http://www.isabelrose.com/Welcome.html

UPCOMING APPEARANCES:

Saturday, October 9th 2010
THE 21ST ANNUAL NEW YORK CABARET CONVENTION
Sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation
The Frederick P. Rose Hall–Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC)
Broadway at 60th Street, New York City

Thursday, October 21st 2010
JOE’S PUB𤾳 Lafayette Street, New York City
For dinner reservations call 212-539-8779

MORE ABOUT ISABEL ROSE:

Isabel Rose has moxie–the kind that made multi-hyphenates such as Ann-Margret, Peggy Lee and Bette Midler so appealing in years past. Rose’s never-say-never attitude has carried her through many an odd challenge over the course of her fascinating career. Whether writing and starring in a major motion picture released by Samuel Goldwyn, getting a mega-deal from Doubleday for her debut novel, or composing and starring in an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of that novel, she’s always found a way to make big things happen. Already praised by critics as a writer and actress, she achieves the hat trick with Swingin’ from the Hip, her debut CD.

A natural performer, Rose has been praised as “vibrant” by Time Out New York and “Impressive” by The New York Times. Her recent show at Joe’s Pub (5/10) sold out three weeks in advance.

Produced by Julian Fleisher, himself a popular figure in the New York nightclub scene, with arrangements by Jeff Klitz, Swingin’ from the Hip is a cohesive and kicky collection that will take you by surprise and keep you smiling.

Track listing: Aquarius; Lovely Day; I Enjoy Being A Girl; Temptation; Hit Me With Your Best Shot; Haven’t We Met; Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me; I Only Wanna Be With You; Boy Wanted; On The Street Where You Live; Thirteen Men; Ac-cent-tchu- ate the Positive; The Best Is Yet To Come.

A U.S. tour will be announced soon. Learn the story behind the album title at www.isabelrose.com.

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