As overachievers go, Isabel Rose makes Oprah look like a slacker"--JAZZTIMES
She goes stiletto-to-stiletto with Ann-Margret"
Her playlist is remarkably wide-ranging, extending from early Gershwin through Tin Pan Alley, postwar Broadway and '60s pop to post-disco power rock"
Notable Jazz and Broadway Outlets Show Early Support for Upcoming Album
Isabel Rose's jazz/pop/swing/Cabaret hybrid 'Swingin' From the Hip' won't be released until this Fall, but the upbeat album has already generated notable support in recent weeks, via multiple appearances on radio legend Jonathan Schwartz's Sirius/XM playlist as well as a glowing review in JazzTimes' Hearing Voices web column, by respected critic Christopher Loudon
Rose is a singer/actress/author/Off-Broadway star with moxie reminiscent of multi- hyphenates such as Ann-Margret, Peggy Lee and Bette Midler. She has used grit and determination to get a film made and a book released (and then adapted the book into a successful Off-Broadway show!) Her debut CD is filled with sophisticated arrangements and an eclectic mix of songs--all details follow below. The album will be released digitally on September 14th and via Brick-and-Mortar on October 19th, to coincide with a Joe's Pub CD release party/concert in New York City, on October 21st. In the weeks ahead, Rose's CD will be available for pre-order via isabelrose.com , and she will perform an August 28th concert at RDV in Southampton to preview tracks from the album.MORE ABOUT ISABEL ROSE
Isabel Rose has moxie--the kind that made multi-hyphenates such as Ann-Margret, Peggy Lee and Bette Midler so appealing in years past. Rose's never-say-never attitude has carried her through many an odd challenge over the course of her fascinating career. Whether writing and starring in a major motion picture released by Samuel Goldwyn, getting a mega-deal from Doubleday for her debut novel, or composing and starring in an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of that novel, she's always found a way to make big things happen. Already praised by critics as a writer and actress, she achieves the hat trick with Swingin' from the Hip, her debut CD.
Listeners will find their days brightened by Rose's inspired song selection--a jazz/pop/swing/Cabaret hybrid that includes a smoking version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot and a thrilling Aquarius. Such classics as I Enjoy Being A Girl and Ac-cen-tu-ate the Positive take on a refreshing sex appeal, while Rose's sultry I Only Wanna Be With You and her twangy Temptation recall Patsy Cline or Peggy Lee.
A natural performer, Rose has been praised as vibrant" by Time Out New York and Impressive" by The New York Times. Her recent show at Joe's Pub (5/10) sold out three weeks in advance.
Produced by Julian Fleisher, himself a popular figure in the New York nightclub scene, with arrangements by Jeff Klitz, Swingin' from the Hip is a cohesive and kicky collection that will take you by surprise and keep you smiling.
Track listing: Aquarius; Lovely Day; I Enjoy Being A Girl; Temptation; Hit Me With Your Best Shot; Haven't We Met; Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me; I Only Wanna Be With You; Boy Wanted; On The Street Where You Live; Thirteen Men; Ac-cent-tchu- ate the Positive; The Best Is Yet To Come.
A U.S. tour will be announced soon.
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