Loved for her silky smooth and gorgeous tone, Thaïsa Olivia intends to leave many people speechless with her jazz vocals. Before her arrival in New York, she performs two nights at New Orleans. On June 8 you can plan a memorable evening, and listen to her vocals at the Kitano in New York. She will perform together on June 8 with John di Martino (piano), Ed Howard (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums), as they play (arranged) jazz standards, combined with her originals.
Thaïsa Olivia is a passionate jazz vocalist and songwriter based in Amsterdam the Netherlands, with a warm, distinctive sound and a special flair of presentation. Her background is colorful and versatile, the same applies to her concerts. Beautiful and contemporary jazz originals take turns with a variety of freshly-arranged jazz standards. From groovy swing and sophistication to sensuality and contemplation, always delivered with vitality and persuasion. Thaïsa Olivia first fell in love with jazz in New Orleans. Since then, she has been performing on a variety of stages in the Netherlands and other European countries as well. Her curriculum is extensive, ranging from singing, dancing and presenting to acting and more. She regularly gigs with the Thaïsa Olivia Quartet and as a freelance vocalist across the globe. Her extensive array of performances has gained her critical acclaim and a solid reputation. After her well-received album ‘Let Go’, she currently is working on a brand-new album. Thaïsa visits New York frequently and made a promising vocal debut in several of its jazz venues in 2013. In the meantime, she regularly performs in New York’s vibrant jazz scene. Thaïsa will appear at the renowned Kitano Jazz Club in June. But prior to this, she is thrilled to perform in New Orleans, where it all started’.
‘While there are many current singers who enjoy singing tunes out of the Great American Songbook in a traditional style, others, such as the talented singer Thaïsa Olivia, prefer to move between the old and the new in their arrangements and vocal interpretations. Olivia brings her unique voice and personalized approach to jazz on her album Let Go, and the results are absolutely first rate’. Review You, USA
‘I know Thaïsa as a very capable and passionate jazz singer and bandleader. Her style is elegant and enticing, her singing inventive and compelling. She has a lot to offer for a broad audience!’ Sabina Vissers, Musiqmama, The Netherlands
‘Through this selection of songs, ranging from her own compositions to tastefully arranged standards, Thaïsa tells her story in a way that is uniquely hers; with a melange of colors, styles, musing and some surprises. A lovely ride!’ Deborah J. Carter, USA
‘With the clear sound of her voice, technical skills and the ability to translate all about letting go of loved ones to music, Thaïsa Olivia leaves us deeply impressed with her album.’ RakenDra Smit, Music World, The Netherlands
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