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Latest album from New York-based entertainer Shell Zimet No. 1 for 26 weeks on jazz charts
(Published: March 17, 2011)

(New York, NY) Written by Robert Sutton. It's not lonely at the top; just ask Shell Zimet. The New York-based entertainer has been No. 1 for 26 weeks on the Roots Music Report's Internet Radio Airplay Chart for jazz with his new album Now and Forever.

To those who have heard the record, that should come as no shock. Now and Forever is a consistently engaging and infectiously upbeat encapsulation of Zimet's dynamic live show.

Possessing a voice with the blue-eyed soul of Frank Sinatra and a vibrant personality that recalls the witty swagger of the Rat Pack, Zimet is wonderfully out of control on Now and Forever.

Zimet injects Van Morrison's "Moondance" with spunk and a swinging attitude. His playful vocals gyrate happily with the funky bass lines and snappy piano. "Moondance" is one of those classic songs that has been covered too often; however, Zimet makes it his own, giving it the buoyant performance it needed to be fresh again.

But Zimet's talent is too big to be contained by a single genre. On Now and Forever, he tackles Bobby Darin's 1958 rocker "Splish Splash" with giddy enthusiasm and the immortal "House of the Rising Sun" cuts even deeper into the blues than the Animals' version in 1964 did.

With Now and Forever hitting No. 1 on the Roots Music Report, Zimet isn't one to be complacent; success simply makes him work harder. "Of course I'll want a second hit," Zimet said. "I need to sing three to four hours a day, four or five days a week, to feel satisfied. In terms of my art I want to make people happy and hopeful about their life and the world. I want to relate to my audience and really connect to them because I always love them."

(For more information on Shell Zimet or to book him for a show, please visit his website at http://shellzimet.com or call 888-737-2789.)

More Information: http://shellzimet.com

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