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"Essentially Ella" by Lina Orfanos - Metropolitan Room - Dec. 6, 13 & 26
(Published: November 30, 2015)

"Essentially Ella"
Lina Orfanos
Release Date: December 12

John Benitez, Essiet Okon Essiet,
Spiros Exaras & More!

Lina Orfanos
"Essentially Ella"

The sublime new CD by Lina Orfanos and her New York City Jazz crew hits the streets on December 12!

An exciting homage to The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. This CD captures the rhythms, the aliveness, the joy of Lady Ella and the songs she sang.

"A gorgeous vocal instrument ... Her (Lina's) ethereal sound and exquisite attention to detail had me dancing in my seat and tearing up at the same time... A highly stylized jazz singer with one of the best bands I have ever heard... She sings from her soul?" - New York Cabaret Today

Lina Orfanos, vocals
John Benitez, acoustic bass
Charles Blenzig, piano/Fender Rhodes/keyboards
Spiros Exaras, electric guitar/classical guitar
Richie Morales, drums/shakers
Essiet Okon Essiet, acoustic bass
Gary Schreiner, accordion/harmonica/piano

Arrangements/Musical Direction: Spiros Exaras

Metropolitan Room - Dec. 6, 13 & 26
34 W. 22nd St. - NYC
Phone: 212-206-0440

Lina Orfanos and Her Jazz Quartet with John Benitez (bass), Spiros Exaras (guitar & arrangements), Richie Morales (drums) & Gary Schreiner (piano, accordion & harmonica).

Acclaimed international vocalist and recording artist Lina Orfanos is a mezzo-soprano who sings in popular, classical, jazz, and world musical styles. She has a lush voice with faultless intonation and great rhythmic footing. Lina is immersed in the sonorous cultures of the United States, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. Singing in English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish comes easily to her. Whether performing an old Greek folk lament, paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald's version of "Night and Day," or inspiring a young composer to set Spanish poems to music for her, Lina proves that songbirds can soar.

Press Contact: Scott Thompson PR

More Information: http://www.linaorfanos.com/

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