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Striking

Striking

Band :
Title : Striking
Release Date : February 15, 2011
Format : Digital Download

Pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger Amy K Bormet’s debut CD, Striking, blends melodically-driven jazz pop with spontaneous and creative improvisation. The quintet features versatile players active in jazz, gospel, and indie rock, yet firmly committed to exploratory music. Bormet’s compositions, filled with surprises and innovative arrangements, are influenced by the performers she surrounds herself with.

Amy K Bormet, piano and vocals
Brian Settles, tenor saxophone
Karine Chapdelaine, bass
C.V. Dashiell III, drums
Matt Dievendorf, guitar

©2011 Amy Bormet

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Sad Songs

Sad Songs

Band :
Title : Sad Songs
Release Date : July 19, 2015
Format : Digital Download

Recorded by a group of friends in a tiny bungalow on a balmy Los Angeles day.

Sad Song Suite
music by Amy K Bormet
lyrics by Michalle Gould

Will I see you again?
music and lyrics Amy K Bormet

Amy K Bormet, lead vocals and Wurlitzer
Matt Dievendorf, guitar
Maggie Hasspacher, vocals and bass
David Wise, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet
Stephan Wunderlich, mixing and mastering

© 2015 Amy K Bormet

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The Best Is Yet to Come

The Best Is Yet to Come

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Title : The Best Is Yet to Come
Release Date : January 1, 2012
Format : Digital Download

Afro Blue celebrates 10 years of excellence with their third album release! It features an eclectic assortment of repertoire recorded between January 2010 and May 2011. In keeping with Connaitre Miller’s dedication to highlighting the exceptional talent of her students, this set includes an original composition (“Lightning”) and exquisite playing by Amy Bormet, and elegantly powerful contributions by Christie Dashiell, 2011 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards winner for jazz vocal soloist.

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It’s a Matter of Pride

It’s a Matter of Pride

Band :
Title : It's a Matter of Pride
Release Date : December 1, 2009
Format : Digital Download

“It’s A Matter of Pride,” is Afro Blue’s second CD recording. The title is taken from one of the movements of Billy Taylor’s jazz suite: Peaceful Warrior, written as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. “If You Really Are Concerned Then Show It” is an additional selection from this same work. Featuring Amy K Bormet on piano, Karine Chapdelaine on bass, and C.V. Dashiell III on drums.

©2009 Howard University

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Reign

Reign

Band :
Title : Reign
Release Date : November 1, 2009
Format : CD

Howard University Jazztet is an instrumental ensemble that focuses on small-group performance. Featuring the original composition “Waltz” by Amy K Bormet.

©2009 Howard University

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The Smoker

The Smoker

Band :
Title : The Smoker
Release Date : January 1, 2009
Format : Digital Download

“Bormet’s piano introduction on ‘Unanswered Questions’ is especially noteworthy: a delicate and restrained solo that melds perfectly with Kocur’s sax at the halfway point of the tune to create a duet that represents the high point of the album.” Bruce Lindsay – All About Jazz

For more, check out the rest of this review at all about jazz.com.

Check out John at www.johnkocur.com.

©2009 John Kocur