OUT TODAY: The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings the Music of Tadd Dameron

February 22, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Vanessa Rubin Returns with The Music of Tadd Dameron on The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron, out TODAY, 2/22 Featuring John Cowherd (piano), Kenny Davis (bass), Carl Allen (drums) Arrangements by Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Willie Smith and Bobby Watson “Rubin’s scat choruses over “Lady Bird” features the deep sonorities of her vocal range, accentuated by the ensemble. Completely immersed, she transcends the music, allowing Dameron’s … Read More

REVIEW: “The Dream is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron” reviewed by DownBeat

February 21, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Kerilie McDowall, Downbeat Cleveland pianist, composer/arranger and band-leader Tadd Dameron’s importance always has been worth noting, if nothing else for his well-loved compositions “Good Bait” and “Ladybird.”  So it’s certainly odd that there hasn’t been an album devoted to his romantic vocal work, until now. Digging out Dameron’s gems from institutions across America, fellow Clevelander … Read More

FEATURE: Vanessa Rubin Featured on WCPN

February 19, 2019Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Vanessa Rubin Makes Jazz Composer Tadd Dameron Sing by Dan Polletta, WCPN Tadd Dameron was one of the most important composer/arrangers of modern jazz, but outside of “If You Could See Me Now,” and a few other songs, the Cleveland native’s works really haven’t been performed by vocalists. Vanessa Rubin decided to change that with “The Dream Is … Read More