By Allen Morrison, Downbeat As a renowned classical soprano, Janinah Burnett’s repertoire includes opera, oratorios, art songs, spirituals and, perhaps surprisingly, jazz and r&b. Read more here.
By Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway Duke Ellington composed “In a Sentimental Mood” in 1935 in North Carolina; in the same year, with its story set in South Carolina, Broadway’s Porgy … Read More
By Betsy Bell, Jazz Journal Burnett has brought the playfulness and improvisational character of jazz to opera, and the dramatic poise of opera to jazz. read more here.
By Chris Spector, Midwest Record “It’s always fun to catch the debut of a sure fingered new talent that’s on the rise. This Italian sax man has a firm grip … Read More
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemois’s Blog Janinah Burnett is an unusual and brilliant talent. She’s a jazzy diamond in the raw and a rising star, searching for her place in … Read More
By Adam Budofsky, The Drum On February 5, soprano Janinah Burnett released her debut studio album, Love the Color of Your Butterfly, featuring drummer TERREON “TANK” GULLY (Dianne Reeves, Stefon … Read More
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ The editors of JAZZIZ have the good fortune of being able to listen to new music before it’s officially released in stores and streaming platforms. And … Read More
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Operatic-voiced Janinah Burnett delivers a wide range of material from Bizet to Ellington on this album supported by a jazzy team of Christian Sands/p, … Read More
By Lily O’Brien, San Francisco Classical Voice In what almost seems like an alternative universe, not so long ago, when the performing arts weren’t just a virtual reality, you could … Read More
By Francisco Salazar, Opera Wire This week audiences will get a chance to hear a number of solo albums, including a cross-over album. And what’s more, there is also a … Read More