, has set August 13 for its release date. The debut album’s release party includes ten of her album’s musicians scheduled to play on Tuesday, August 27 at Catalina Bar and Grill Jazz Club in Los Angeles. The jazz party will have a tribute to the late veteran jazz pianist, Paul Smith
, Ms.Stanley’s mentor. There will also be ballroom dance performances by USA Latin Champions, Thomas and Iza Lewandowski.
The jazz party will include pianists Tamir Hendelman, Mike Lang, Llew Matthews, bassists Kevin Axt and Jim DeJulio, drummer Bernie Dresel and horn-men such as trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, trombonist Bob McChesney and saxophonist Bob Sheppard. Steve Rawlins is the musical director. The arrangements are provided by the project’s producer, Rawlins and Hendelman, Matthews, and DeJulio. Jazz critic Don Heckman will emcee the tribute to Paul Smith.
Pre-release critics are giving the album A++ and 5-Star ratings and “top jazz albums of 2013.” Stanley had her singing debut in 2011 with the Paul Smith Trio (Smith was best known as Ella Fitzgerald’s pianist/arranger). She is the only singer the trio ever introduced. Prior to singing, Ms. Stanley earned two USA Pro/Am ballroom dance champion titles and placed third in a Pro/Am world event in 2010. Her 15 track album reflects her dancing background through tempos and rhythms.
Lost In Romance will be available in both CD and 45-rpm LP versions, through Amazon.com, CdBaby, iTunes and lynstanley.com. The release party is set for Tuesday, August 27 at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm) at the Catalina Bar and Grill Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., #100, Los Angeles, CA
For tickets call (323) 466-2210 to reserve your table (2 drink OR dinner minimum plus cover). Advance tickets are $25.00 for cover ($35.00 day of event). Limited seating.