Red Admiral Records Jazz Season Brings Together Jazz And Easy Listening Artists From UK, Canada And USA

BARBARA JEAN – CD Album: Sweet
Jazz / Swing
Barbara Jean is a singer/songwriter from New York whose ballads and solid swing tunes provide the perfect vehicle for her mellow voice and direct delivery.

“Sweet”, is a fine collection of original material and runs the gamut from soulful ballads to cool swing.

Born into a musical family (her mother was a cellist and her sister, an accomplished pianist) she began her professional music career as a bassist in Phoenix – country, pop, rock and roll. After two years on the road on the hotel circuit, Barbara recorded with new-country group, Gotham Rose, opening shows for greats George Jones, Patty Loveless, Toby Keith and Diamond Rio, among others. The group received extensive radio play across

Europe in the 90’s and remains a project she is extremely proud of. In 2000 she set down her bass and picked up a mic with her hometown swing big band. Soon, the area’s most gifted jazz musicians were calling and Barbara now lives, writes and sings in upstate New York.

Jazz / Easy Listening / Swing

Melissa Lauren Pisarzowski is a popular accomplished singer and writer making her mark in the Toronto music scene. With a strong influence in jazz, Latin, and blues, Melissa has developed an original style of her own melting together old school sounds with modern flare.

On “Love Me her latest CD release, Melissa presents 3 of her latest compositions with minimal backing exposing the smooth and seductive vocals that have brought her the opportunity to work with so many top music professionals.

A graduate of York University’s music program, Melissa began studying voice at the age of twelve and discovered her passion performance. She has had the privilege of studying with some of Toronto’s most respected musicians including Barry Elmes, Mark Eisenman, and Al Henderson. Melissa’s love for swing and jazz music started when she started performing with the Toronto All-Star Big Band; she continued singing with them until 2004. She had the opportunity to work with and open for many wonderful musicians; Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, Ranee Lee, Henry Questa, Tommy Ambrose, Peter Appleyard, Buddy DiFranco, Jackie Richardson, and Clark Terry to name a few.

ZOO – CD Album: Phychodrama
Jazz – Nu Jazz Fusion
ZOO create a unique blend of jazz-infused grooves, warm, absorbing and emotive, beautifully intimate, atmospheric, with rich harmonies and instrumentation. Phychodrama their 3rd album on the Red Admiral label pushes their unique envelope one stage further.

GARY SWINARD – CD Album: After Five
Easy Listening / Instrumental / Jazz / New Age
Gary Swinard was born in Ashford, Kent, England. His music career spans more than 4 decades playing guitar, bass and keyboards. He has worked along side and in the company of many great icons that are still performing today.

After Five demonstrates Gary’s his desire to mix some of his originals that include Smooth Jazz, Relaxation and New Age with some old classic tunes of yesterday. In 2009 Gary set about recording two albums with his close friend & sax player, Joe Bolero. “After Five” is the first of these. Stuffed full of mature and relaxing music to get into, with a glass of your favourite liquid After Five.

In 2001 Gary moved to Florida USA, his first six months was spent getting used to the Florida life style before getting back into music.
2001-2002 He joined a well known local band JIMMIE DEE & NITEFLIGHT before setting up his own 7 piece show band in 2003-2008 THE PRAIRIE DAWGS now called THINK BIG LIVE Specialising in tributes. The band covers The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Garth Brooks, and the one tribute Gary loves to perform, Eric Clapton. Apart from playing many of the major hotels in Orlando these shows have also taken the band to Nashville and Las Vegas

ROGER ALLEN – CD Album: Electro Swing Guitar
Jazz / Easy Listening / Swing
Roger Allen has played the Guitar professionally for the last fifty years, after starting at four years old on a Ukulele given to him by his family.
Electro Swing Guitar is a compilation of some of Roger’s favourite standards, played his own way. A timeless piece of work.

Roger has played in a diverse number of situations and countries, Canada, Australia, Holland, France and the USA . He has worked with his own trio and quartet, but his love of recording and the influence of Les Paul (who he
has jammed with on stage) finally encouraged him to make his own backing tracks which always made life easier when moving around the world and to different venues.

For many years running his own company, making industrial films and radio documentaries in England and Australia, he became an accomplished sound recording engineer, stills and film cameraman. Roger returned to the UK in 1995 and now resides in Ramsgate, Kent.UK.

NOEL BANNISTER – CD Album: In Search Of Peace
Easy Listening / Relaxation/ Meditation
Noel Bannister is a professional composer and musical arranger based in Crowborough, E.Sussex (UK). He has an international reputation as a pianist, having played all over the Northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Casablanca.

In Search Of Peace presents 47 minutes of relaxing music ideal for healing, meditation and soothing after a tough day. Within each of us there is an inner silence which, given the many distractions of modern day life, is sometimes difficult to access. This music represents an antidote to the hectic lifestyles most of us lead, a journey of the imagination to a place of inspiration, healing and inner peace. A calming and tranquil backing for video or film and ideal for background music when entertaining or dining with friends.

Red Admiral Records Artist downloads are also available at iTunes and good stores Worldwide.

About Red Admiral Records

Red Admiral Records originally launched its label in 1979 and Commercial Publishing Company Cringe Music with the Arthur Kay’s Ska Wars single. Over the years the imprint has been found on many releases from Kent Artistes. The label went through some dormancy some years ago and some of its products/artists were transferred to other labels but Red Admiral Is Back, supporting artists locally and internationally.

The company is actively searching for new up and coming artistes who are looking for label deals and has an interest in established acts who are now out of contract with any label they were with. In an effort to become pro active in the rapidly growing AOR and MOR markets Red Admiral Records relaunched it’s dominant imprint as a home for new and established artistes in the adult contemporary market and to position the company and label idents for “mass-market” artists across all styles of music.

Red Admiral Records LLP incorporated in 2008 combining the creation and digital distribution services of Red Admiral, Cringe Music (Publishing) and Media supply and PR from Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide. CEO of the company Chris Ashman feels that the company should not operate as a fixed genre label, so as they expand, their digital releases and distribution have welcomed interest from a wider spectrum of artists and repertoire. Chris has spent some time as Music Industry Consultant for New Deal for Musicians. He is also MD of Digimix Records Ltd, works in the film, TV , radio, film, audio-visual, advertising and media industries and advises other small independent record labels on their commercial record releases.

Chris is also the co-founder of the One Kent Organization with producer John Milton who in the past has worked with (Mike Stock, of Stock Waterman & Aitken), John is also the companies first choice as photagraher for projects.

As the market for audio products has changed Red Admiral is developing the range and style of its output to meet the current demand, from internationally distributed digital and phsical product to create-on-demand for niche and collector projects. As a small independet cpmpany there will always be some projects that are too large, with the risk outweighing the benefits for the company, artists and clients but we see a future where no commercial project should be seen as too small. If you feel that your project could be helped by the interaction of professionals, please don’t be too shy to make contact.


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