Ann Hampton Callaway's 'The Moon Is A Kite' - New Single - Just Released!


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For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.
—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Tony nominee and Platinum selling songwriter, Ann Hampton Callaway, releases the latest in a string of singles called “The Moon is a Kite." The song originated from a poem she wrote in her #ahcpoemaday series on June 10, 2021. Arts Angel Debra DeMartini commissioned Ann to create a song and the result was an enchanted jazz waltz celebrating the benefits of keeping an imaginative life view to support the spirit during challenging times. This song will ultimately be part of a lot awaited CD of Ann's original songs due later this year.

The song, released on June 25, 2021, is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, Spotify and all streaming platforms. To follow Ann on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, subscribe to her YouTube channel, get tickets to her live shows, livestreams and more, go to here.

The Moon Is A Kite Credits

“The Moon Is A Kite" written by Ann Hampton Callaway
Produced by Paul Viapiano & Trey Henry for The Chemistry Set
Arranged by Trey Henry
Engineers: Paul Viapiano, Jim Brady, Charley Pollard
Mix: Paul Viapiano

Acoustic guitar, hi-strung guitar: Paul Viapiano
Acoustic bass: Trey Henry
Piano: Christian Jacob
Drums: Ray Brinker
Percussion: Brian Kilgore
Vocal: Ann Hampton Callaway

About Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of America’s most gifted artists in pop and jazz. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she’s made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” and two years in a row as “Best Jazz Vocalist,” Ann is born entertainer. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. She made her feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the Robert De Niro film The Good Shepherd, performing the standard “Come Rain or Come Shine" and recorded “Isn't It Romantic?" and “The Nearness of You" for Wayne Wong's Last Holiday, starring Queen Latifah. Ann also wrote songs for the upcoming movie musical The Man Who Saved Paris starring Stanley Tucci and can be heard singing her original song “Pourquoi” in the soundtrack of Blind starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Amanda McBroom and Shelby Lynn to name a few.

Ann has recorded more than 50 CDs as a soloist and guest and her latest CD Jazz Goes to the Movies debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and has been in high rotation on Siriusly Sinatra. Callaway’s performances and recordings have garnered her The Theater World Award, 15 MAC Awards, several Bistro Awards, The Mabel Mercer Award, The Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriting and The Blanton Peale Award for Positive Thinking.

The Moon Is a Kite
Music and Lyrics
By Ann Hampton Callaway

Flowers are smiles I forgot I had
The horizon’s my social date for this nomad
The wind is my song for my singing to start
And the moon is a kite I fly from my heart

Doors are the choices I’ve made through the years
Some of them opened, some closed by my fears
Ships are the chances I took without chart
And the moon is a kite I fly from my heart

I don’t know how much time is left
The clock ticks “Time to begin”
Sitting in this new cocoon
My dreams still dance on a pin

Mountains are somedays that beckon to climb
Trees are my wisdom, their growing takes time
Your love is my purpose, let us never part
And the moon is a kite I fly from my heart

This story appears courtesy of Scott Thompson Public Relations.
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