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Flying High - Compact Disc

As a complement to our live performances of “Flying High: Big Band Canaries Who Soared," we've recorded our favorite songs made famous by jazz canaries once they spread their wings -- that's Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. 


Early in their careers, they were “canaries”—women singing with the great Big Bands of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, and others. But these women were birds of a feather in more ways than one. They didn’t let bandleaders define them and they all went on to soloist careers, staying with jazz, the music that quite naturally narrates the highs and lows of life. The “canaries” developed their own sounds and styles so what they sang became personal—and as a result spoke to everyone.


Album includes numbers by Champian Fulton, Jane Monheit, Carmen Bradford, Olivia Chindamo, Vanessa Perea, and Gretje Angell. Our good friend, Ricky Ricardi, wrote our wonderful liner notes!



Flying High - Compact Disc

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