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MetaJAX Entertainment is proud to announce the stellar debut album, “Life Can Be Beautiful”, from one of Southern California’s most talked about young jazz singers, Lia Booth.

Street Date: June 1st / Radio Adds: June 20th

Lia has become a favorite of audiences and musicians alike because of her stunning abilities as both an interpreter of classic songs and an improviser on par with the best. None other than the legendary trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval, has been singing her praises and presenting her on stage with his own ensemble. She is also performing regularly with actor Jeff Goldbum’s Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and with her own quartet. The album is produced by Lia’s longtime professional partner, trumpeter Tony Guerrero, and features 15 tracks combining classic and obscure songs from the Great American Songbook as well as several originals. Her band features some solid young lions, anchored by the dynamic guitar work of Miles Jensen, as well as several guest musicians, including Tony Guerrero and vibraphonist Nick Mancini. 

BIO

Lia Booth is quickly establishing herself as one of Southern California’s most talked about young jazz vocalists. She has been making a strong impression and building a solid fan base with her fun, dynamic and heartfelt performances. Her daring yet effortless musical style is rooted deeply in the past but with a contemporary sensibility that breathes new life into classic jazz standards night after night.

Lia had her start singing in the college vocal jazz ensembles Singcopation (Mt. San Antonio College, Bruce Rogers, Director) and Pacific Standard Time (Cal State Long Beach, Christine Guter, Director). These experiences included several recording projects and appearances at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival and other notable concert venues.

For 10+ years Lia has been performing in popular jazz venues across LA, OC and Riverside counties, working both with the area’s younger generation of “jazz lions” and with a host of veteran jazz musicians.  Most notably, Tony Guerrero, Jeff Goldblum, Crystal Lewis & Arturo Sandoval.

Her first album release was in 2018 with jazz guitarist, Will Brahm simply titled “Lia Booth & Will Brahm” Her most recent album release is with her quintet. Released March 31, 2022 from MetaJAX Entertainment and titled “Life Can Be Beautiful”, this album throws her style on a few popul.ar standard tunes while adding some delightful new original songs written by both Lia and Tony Guerrero.



CREDITS


LIA BOOTH
LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL

1. THIS CAN’T BE LOVE      2:55
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
©1938 Chappell & Co

2. LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL      2:42
by Jimmy McHugh & Harold Adamson
© Songwriters Guild of America obo Harold Adamson Music, Edwin H. Morris & Co.

3. I LOVE THE RAIN      3:06
by Lia Booth & Tony Guerrero
© 2022 Dirt & Song (ASCAP),  Terminally Hip Music (ASCAP)

4. NIGHT AND DAY      3:40
by Cole Porter
© WC Music Corp

5. ALL I THOUGHT OF WAS YOU      2:56
by Tony Guerrero
©2022 Terminally Hip Music (ASCAP)

6. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?      2:56
by Cole Porter
© WC Music Corp

7. ‘A’ YOU’RE ADORABLE      2:29
by Sid Lippman, Buddy Kaye & Fred Wise
© Aria Music Co., Sony/ATV Tunes

8. I COULD WRITE A BOOK      3:05
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
© Aria Music Co., Sony/ATV Tunes

9. WHISTLE A LITTLE TUNE      3:33
by Tony Guerrero
©2022 Terminally Hip Music (ASCAP)

10. TRY YOUR WINGS      4:52
by Michael Barr & Dion McGregor
© Simon George Music Co.

11. DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE      3:09
by Duke Ellington & Bob Russell
© EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc., Sony/ATV Harmony, Music Sales Corp.

12. DO I LOVE YOU      3:32
by Cole Porter
© Chappell & Co

13. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU      1:50
By Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
©1944 (Renewed) SONY/ATV HARMONY

14. I ONLY NEED TO SEE YOU SMILE      2:58
By Tony Guerrero
©2022 Terminally Hip Music (ASCAP)

15. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE      2:27
By Fats Waller & Andy Razaf
© Santly-Bros, Inc., Razaf Music (ASCAP), Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP)


THE LIA BOOTH TRIO
MILES JENSEN – GUITAR
WILL LYLE – BASS
IZAAK WEATHERWAX – DRUMS

SPECIAL GUESTS:
TONY GUERRERO – TRUMPET/FLUGELHORN
TAMA SHUTTS – SAXOPHONE
NICK MANCINI – VIBRAPHONE
VOCAL GROUP: AUBREY LOGAN, NATALIE MENDOZA, LESLIE PAGE, GINA SAPUTO

PRODUCED BY TONY GUERRERO
Arrangements by Tony Guerrero, Miles Jensen & Lia Booth

Recorded at The Hideaway, Chatsworth, CA
Engineered & Mixed by Eric Astor
Additional Engineering by Tony Guerrero
Mastered by Tom McCauley / MixWorks

Album Photography – Terence Love
Graphic Design & Layout – Austin Page

Executive Producer: Tim Ellis
MetaJAX Records