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Archive for April 2014

Meet Ryan Schwab

Ryan Schwab was raised in Santa Barbara, California. From an early age, he listened to jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and of course his hero, Frank Sinatra. His parents fostered his love of music. Ryan quickly became enamored with jazz as a teenager by listening to LA’s Jazz station KKGO Ryan’s […]

Geisa Fernandes

The repertoire of this autodidactic jazz singer (also a PhD holder in Communication and Comics researcher) from Rio de Janeiro shows the influence of Brazilian popular music, the French chanson and Latin American rhythms, specially Argentine tango. Former vocalist of several bands in São Paulo and Rio, Geisa Fernandes is also an awarded songwriter. Her […]