Over the last few years, Brynn Stanley has been charming audiences on both coasts, from New Jersey to Los Angeles, honing her smooth, silky voice in preparation for this moment: the release of her brand new “Classic” EP. The disc presents a beautiful interpretation of some of Brynn’s favorite American standards, wrapping her voice in a classic setting including a swinging rhythm section, a full big band horn section and a lush orchestra. Audiences and critics have raved about her voice, a unique blend of classic vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee with modern stars like Norah Jones and Diana Krall. Her style has been described as “warm, classic, timeless, inspiring and sincere.”
In 2013, Brynn headed West to California to broaden her career prospects and, through newly formed musical relationships, created her first ever original album, 2015’s “Hello, California”. The album is a unique blend of contemporary pop and hints of the jazz she loves, with influences ranging from Sara Bareilles to Michael Bublé.
Ultimately, Brynn knew she wanted to record standards from the Great American Songbook. Thanks to Executive Producer, Eric Lindquist of Sonopath Productions, this dream became a reality with the release of “Classic”, Brynn’s five-song EP. The recordings were done in Los Angeles with Grammy & Emmy Award-nominated engineer Jorge Vivo (Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion) and producer & jazz recording
artist Tony Guerrero (Dick Van Dyke, Jane Lynch, Paul McCartney, Freddie Hubbard) at the helm.
Brynn has continued her successful collaboration with Eric, Tony and Jorge for the production of her upcoming album, “Classic Christmas,” to be released September 20th, 2019. A shared vision, complementary personalities and combined talents blend into the perfect collaborative team. Brynn’s vision is to bring the warmth and nostalgia of her childhood memories through a unique selection of classic holiday favorites. The team’s exceptional arrangements around timeless holiday classics will bring joy into the homes and hearts of every generation for years to come.
Currently, Brynn can be seen performing in and around New York and Los Angeles with her jazz trio at the famous Chateau Marmot in Hollywood, CA, Vitello’s Jazz and Supper Club, Herb Albert’s Vibrato’s and Shanghai Jazz (voted “one of the top 100 great jazz clubs in the world”). While developing a reputation as a soulful jazz singer with an enthusiasm to please audiences of any age, Brynn continues to garner strong reviews from press, band mates, bandleaders and concert promoters.
1. RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
by Johnny Marks
2. LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
3. THIS TIME OF THE YEAR
by Brook Benton, Clyde Otis
4. SANTA BRING MY BABY BACK (TO ME)
by Aaron Schroeder & Claude Demetrius
5. MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE (IN THE SNOW) feat. Slim Man
by Tony Guerrero
6. SELFIE WITH SANTA
by Brynn Stanley, Nick Dillinger, Phillip Daniel, Bill Cantos, Mari Falcone & Tony Guerrero
7. JINGLE BELLS
by James Pierpont
8. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin
9. I LOVE THE WINTER WEATHER
by Walter Brown & Ticker Freeman
10. WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?
by Frank Loesser
Slim Man (6)
Nick Dillinger (6)
Gary Matsumoto (1, 9)
Tony Guerrero (6)
Brett Farkas (6)
Melvin Davis (6)
Matt Johnson (1, 9)
John “JR” Robinson (6)
SAXOPHONE SOLOIST – Doug Webb
TRUMPET/FLUGELHORN SOLOIST – Tony Guerrero
ADD’L KEYBOARDS & PERCUSSION
CLAPS & SNAPS
Jorge & Tony
Lisa Dondlinger (Soloist)
Chung Mei Chang
Arrangements & Orchestrations by Tony Guerrero
Vocal Group Arrangements by Tim Davis
“Selfie With Santa” arranged by Tony Guerrero & Jorge Vivo
Additional lyrics for “Santa, Bring My Baby Back To Me” by Tim Davis & Tony Guerrero
Additional lyrics for “I Love The Winter Weather” by Tony Guerrero
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Jorge Vivo
Recorded in Los Angeles at Henson Recording Studios, Hybrid Studios, Third Bedroom Studios
2nd Engineers: Brian Rajartnam, Josh Brooks, Tony Guerrero
Photography by Lynne Peters
P & C 2019 SonoPath Records
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THANK YOU TO:
Eric Lindquist – For your relentless belief and unshakeable positivity during this ride of a lifetime. Thank you for sharing this dream with me and may it never end. Here’s to more Amarone and Sunshine!
Tony Guerrero – For being so generous with your guidance and expertise. You delivered the best-of-the-best musical ensemble, starting with your own solos!
Jorge Vivo – For your sense of humor, hospitality and sharing your family time with me during this journey. You are so incredibly talented and I can’t believe I’ve been fortunate enough to have a front row seat watching you work your magic.
Thank you all of the musicians who put their heart and soul into this project. Special thanks to: Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Tim Davis, Lia Booth, Tommy Larson, Nick Dillinger, Kendra Patterson, Lucille Hunt, Dan Rigall, Ann Sheridan and David Loucks.
And to all of my fans & friends who have been by my side over the years. You are all like a big extended family to me. Thank you for sharing your words of encouragement and best wishes. I will always appreciate your love and support.