Born: April 4, 1951
Meryl Romer's first recorded outing as a jazz contralto is at once adventurous and articulate, playful yet sophisticated as she interprets jazz standards and makes them her own. Meryl's original pieces display an honesty only life can teach and her Dylan interpretation is a truly wonderful surprise.
Of her art, Meryl says, Singing gives me a chance to open to and play with aspects of life that are an expansion of my daily landscape. The songs offer me an opportunity to explore a palette of characters, emotions, stories, rhythms and moods. It is through my voice that I experience the shapes, shadows and subtlety of the movements that allow me to step out of daily routine....
This Lady swings, Tramp swings, love Close Your Eyes...Bluesette, great version of classic Toots...just love the album. Toney Soley, Apple AM, Devon, England
Jazz vocalist Meryl Romer comes alight with a Billy Holiday radiance and a Dinah Washington caressive vocalese on her first recorded outing So Sure from the Lady Pearl Music label. Smooth romantic currents are slate with soul jazz lacing in these tracks. The album consists of three original pieces penned by Romer's writer and producer Casey Collins and composer Eric Moon, in addition to nine standards. Romer handles the vocal melodies with finesse making these songs come to life. Whether she sings them in a cafe setting, a concert hall or the privacy of a bedroom, they resonate with soul wrapped snugly in her sultry voicing. She sings these tunes as if they came out of her own autobiography, shading them with exquisite nuances and memorable moments of insight into the emotions behind the words....Romer's songs exude a deep sense of pride and heart for jazz music. The song selection for So Sure showcases Romer's vast palette to utter perfection. Her vocal style brings out these song's beauty and listening pleasure. Let's face it, Meryl Romer could sing MC Hammer's Can't Touch This and make it sound lacy and frilly and absolutely exquisite. She has that kind of touch. She is one of a kind. Susan Frances, Jazzreview.com Read more: http://www.jazzreview.com/cd/review-20303.html
THANK YOU...WE LOVE MERYL This is one of the best CD's we've got our hands on! We got an immediate response from our listeners and very positive reviews from our Core Jazz listeners. We're already looking forward to her next album...good stuff! Darrin Scott Kibbey, Gen.Mgr. & Host of The Morning Wake-Up Call, WVCR FM, Loudonville, New York
Listening to and loving Meryl at this moment! Allen Gale..Boppin' in the Big Easy with Big Al WTUL New Orleans 91.5 FM
I received Meryl Romer's CD yesterday...I'm thrilled to receive this wonderful recording..There are five tunes I have not heard before, and I've been around the music scene for over fifty years. Dick Hughes, Community Radio Broadcaster Jazz Action Productions Ryde, Australia
Lady Is A Tramp, arranged by Bill Kopper in a relevant and surprising new version...Singer Meryl Romer is a new and beautiful find in this cycle dedicated to The Mambo Kings and The Jazz Queens, her reigning won't be just for these radiophonic sessions, but will last forever. Toni Basanta, Radio Producer/Programmer WRUV 90.1FM Burlington, Vermont