Janine Alondres - Dreams Do Come True
Artist: Janine Alondres
Title Of Album: Dreams Do Come True
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Honu Productions
Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz
Bitrate: 320kbps / 44.1kHz / Joint-Stereo
Total Time: 53:46 min
Total Size: 120 MB
01. All My Tomorrows
02. How High The Moon
03. But Beautiful
07. The Very Thought of You
08. Will It Ever Be
09. When Sunny Gets Blue
10. All The Things You Are
11. I Wish You Love
12. God Bless The Child
In March 2004, Ms. Alondres' album 'dreams do come true' won the Hawaii Music Award for "Adult Contemporary Album of the Year" and in April 2004, she was also nominated for a Hawaiian Na Hoku Hanohano Music award for "Jazz Album of the Year."
Janine Alondres is a recording artist who focuses on smooth jazz and contemporary jazz standards. Ms. Alondres, who resides in New York City, was born and raised in San Francisco, California to parents from the island of Oahu in Hawaii. In November 2002, she released her full-length debut CD, "dreams do come true", receiving positive reviews and accolades: "I met Janine when she asked me to play harmonica on her CD, I only play on projects I believe in so I had a lot of questions...she sent me a rough copy of her record and I was floored by both her voice and the unique and refreshing approach to these timeless American Jazz Classics.
Her interpretations and phrasing along with top notch arranging and orchestrating made this a project I am [was] proud to be part of. Kudos to Janine on a captivating debut." (Rob Paparozzi, Harmonica Player, October 2002. Rob Paparozzi has performed with artists such as Cindy Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Bobby McFerrin, and Lauryn Hill.
Ms. Alondres' achievements have included performing at San Francisco's premier showroom, The Plush Room, former New York City venue, Eighty-Eight's, Danny's Skylight Room and The Hideaway Room at Helen's in New York. She has been invited to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" at a number of professional sports venues for teams such as the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Lakers and the California Angels. Ms. Alondres has also performed at Lincoln Center?s Avery Fisher Hall in New York for a corporate event, and has been a special guest performer at various charity fundraisers.
Ms. Alondres studied Opera at California State University, Long Beach, where she became interested in jazz standards. While at Cal-State, she was a member of the University choir, which was under the direction of Frank Pooler who discovered The Carpenters. In 1992, Ms. Alondres came to New York to follow her musical dreams. She studied at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut, where she had the privilege of studying with well-respected performers such as Margaret Whiting, Julie Wilson and Anne Francine. Ms. Alondres is inspired by a number of female artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schurr, Dionne Warwick, Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, Ann Hampton Callaway, Diana Krall, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and Nancy Wilson.
Ms. Alondres will begin her next recording project in the fall of this year. The recording will be a tribute to songs by Johnny Mandel. She is hoping to have this recording project completed sometime in 2009.
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