Anna Acevedo Lyman

Exquisite World Class Vocals from Victoria BC
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Anna Acevedo Lyman

Instruments: Vocals, Composition/Songwriting, Ukulele, Hand Percussion details
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...this passionate and sophisticated jazz veteran is one of the most versatile singers on the circuit today. (Victoria International Jazzfest)

WHEN YOU WANT EXQUISITE WORLD CLASS VOCALS: Anna (Acevedo) Lyman, B.Mus. Jazz, is a Mexican-American, Latin-Jazz artist, born in Detroit. In her late teens she moved to Canada. Anna's music is heavily influenced by the Motown Soul of her hometown, Detroit Michigan. She has family in Brazil, and is also heavily influenced by the Bossa Nova.

Anna is also achieving popularity performing Vintage Dance Music from the 40's to the 70s, and is known to pop some current Pop into the set. You can see her New Years Eve, Dec. 31st, 2016 at Pacific Shores Resort "Smoke 'N Water Restaurant" www.smokenwater.com

Anna's music has been heard on CBC's "Hot Air", KJAZZ, and other programs, beginning in 2002 when she released her debut CD "It's Lush". She has been interviewed on CBC “North by Northwest”, and has received positive critical reviews, such as JazzReview.com. Her new CD “Sway-Quien Sera” has also begun receiving radio airplay in the US. She has played or recorded with Keith Copeland, Dan Brubeck, Rick Kilburn, Bill Coon, Buff Allen, Daryl Jahnke, Phil Dwyer, Tom Keenlyside, among others, and has appeared, among others, at Victoria’s Jazzfest International, Pender Harbour Jazzfest, Winecountry Ukulele Festival in Napa Valley, EXPO, and more.

ANNA'S SONGWRITING AND STYLE RANGE: Not a fan of boundaries, she writes inter-genre music that is a combination of Swing, Samba, Salsa, and Bossa. While it is harmonically Jazz-based, it is often Latin in Rhythm and attack. Her very first professional gig was at Expo 86 when she started a vocal group which successfully auditioned and performed at that venue.
Anna’s vocal range covers 4 octaves, and is fully Tenor, Alto, and Soprano. In her childhood, she was exposed to the music of such legends as Sergio Mendes, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and many more wonderful, Jazz, Latin and Soul musicians. Anna was listening.
She has family and other ties to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, so the Latin sounds she heard early in life, combined with Jazz and Motown flavours, to merge into a unique style. She describes her sound as "Bluenote Latin Jazz". Anna writes her lyrics in both Spanish and English in the same song, and scats to Latin music, which are both uncommon. She also does a lot of singing in Brazilian Portuguese and cites Rita Ribeiro and Sergio Mendes among her current influences.
Her song “Lighter” combines elements of Bossa Nova with Salsa treatments, and a laid back Jazz ballad feel. There is an underlying Rock feel in the placement of attack that contrasts with the luxurious Jazz-based scoops and falloffs, and sweet saxophone sounds of Phil Dwyer. “Lighter” was written and recorded during her final year at VIU.

Anna's music has been heard on CBC's "Hot Air", KJAZZ, and other programs, beginning in 2002 when she released her debut CD "It's Lush". She has been interviewed on CBC “North by Northwest”, and has received positive critical reviews, such as JazzReview.com. Her new CD “Sway-Quien Sera” has also begun receiving radio airplay in the US. She has played or recorded with Keith Copeland, Dan Brubeck, Rick Kilburn, Bill Coon, Buff Allen, Daryl Jahnke, Phil Dwyer, Tom Keenlyside, among others, and has appeared, among others, at Victoria’s Jazzfest International, Pender Harbour Jazzfest, EXPO, and more.

CRITICS SAY...
Press quotes Call Anna Acevedo Lyman (250-754-4982) www.annalyman.com www.jazzalele.com [email protected]
“Picante! Yes, hot stuff indeed..."
— LexiBainas,CowichanValleyCitizen

"a Voice like Melted Chocolate"
— Goody Niosi, The Harbour City Star

“Anna is a gifted vocalist who is able to paint amazing grooves with her many different vocal palettes...sultry and artful with a range here of at least four octaves....”
— Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez, JazzReview

"Anna Lyman is a genuine Jazz singer" — RichardBourcier,JazzReview

"makes us want to drink champagne"
— Jan de Grassi, The Coast Reporter

"Lyman has a powerful voice with a genuine passion that shines through on every note...a distinctly personal perspective"
— Alexandria Stuart, The Harbour City Star

...this passionate and sophisticated jazz veteran is one of the most versatile singers on the circuit today. (Victoria International Jazzfest)
“That's right, the Motown Soul senorita is back with her newest release, "Sway-Quien Sera...a zesty, soul searching mix of salsa and jazz blues is a colorful bloom in today's music wasteland. It's a breath of fresh air to say the least.”
— STEPHEN WORTMAN, Rutgers Newark OBSERVER

“...it would be a mistake to assume her repertoire is limited to Brazilian flavoured numbers. She also does a straight ahead version of an early RAY CHARLES hit “Drown in My Own Tears“ and a terrific original called “Get Lost“ which reminds me of those jazzy kiss offs to errant lovers that worldly wise singers like PEGGY LEE and CARMEN McRAE used to dish out back in the day. (I`d like to hear Astrud Gilberto pull that off!) ”
— Rick Dennis, Cowichan Valley News and Views


GOALS
1. Get on the radio more in Canada (Come on Canada, I get a lot more airplay in the US!)
2. Release third CD of latest originals

Influences: Ray Charles, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Rita Ribeiro, Rosa Passos, Johnny Mathis, AC Jobim, WES MONTGOMERY, Roy Orbison, Johnny Hartmann, Ranee Lee, Dinah Washington, Carlos Santana, Ramsey Lewis
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