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Barbara Fasano

Born: October 19    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Barbara Fasano

barbara fasano has been hailed as one of the nation’s most stunning and soulful singers. Frank Scheck of The New York Post raves, “Fasano is a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor’s intensity in whatever she sings.” Whether singing a song by Joni Mitchell or Harold Arlen or Cole Porter, Fasano takes her audience on a spellbinding, emotional musical journey. The MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winner is a regular performer at New York’s most prestigious clubs. Together with her frequent musical partner, Eric Comstock, she was among the last performers to headline at the Algonquin’s legendary Oak Room supper club, with their show “HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack”, which enjoyed an acclaimed and sold-out run and has toured the country. The New York Times’ Stephen Holden called it “exhilarating”, singling out Fasano as a “lyrically sensitive interpreter” and comparing her to one of her idols, Lena Horne. “Mr. Comstock and Ms. Fasano are turning the neighborhood into a hotbed of pleasure.” ...
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Awards:

Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Award ~ Female Vocalist; Record of the Year Written In The Stars; Major Duo Artists (with Eric Comstock); New York Back Stage Bistro Award ~ Female Vocalist; Outstanding Recording Written In The Stars; Outstanding Recording The Girls of Summer

3-Time MAC Award Winner:
Female Vocalist
Vocal Duo (With Eric Comstock)
Record Of The Year ~ Written In The Stars

3-Time Back Stage Bistro Award:
Outstanding Female Vocalist
Record Of The Year ~ The Girls Of Summer
Record Of The Year ~ Written In The Stars

”Barbara Fasano is the real deal! A natural romantic interpreter... The beauty of the Arlen songs and the breathlessness of Fasano’s beautiful singing comes fully through. Each musical genre has examples of albums that demand repeated listening and appreciation... this is one of them!”
— Michael P. Gladstone, All About Jazz

”La Fasano is an excellent interpreter, as much at ease with jazz as with music having cabaret roots... the perfect interpretation of Arlen’s songs with a sophisticated voice ...”
— Vittorio Lo Conte, All About Jazz, Italia

”Barbara Fasano bears a distant vocal resemblance to Lena Horne... a lyrically sensitive interpreter ... turning the neighborhood into a hotbead of pleasure...” —Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Fasano is a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor's intensity in whatever she sings.” —Frank Scheck, The New York Post

“With this record, Barbara Fasano proves that she is not just a great Italian crooner, an heir to Sinatra for our time, but a jazz singer of the first rank.” —David Hajdu, music critic, The New Republic

“Taste, built-in dramatic chops, the ability to manipulate time, and, above all, respect for lyrics... Ms. Fasano has plenty of the above,” says Harvey Siders in JazzTimes.

Steven Suskin of PLAYBILL raves, “The good news today is that we now have another Arlen collection that can be played alongside Harold's. Fasano brings us Arlen treasures both familiar and non ... praise the band, and the singer, and thank them for a bluesy, jazzy, swinging album of Arlen.”

Jazz writer Will Friedwald calls Fasano, “a charismatic stylist who effectively channels the spirits of the great uber-divas Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand.”


WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Human Child Records 825
2006

THE GIRLS OF SUMMER
Human Child Records 400
1999

BARBARA FASANO
Human Child Records 333
1994

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1964
Bayview Records
2002

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Primary Instrument:
Vocalist

Location:
New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
An ongoing teaching relationship with the Musical Theatre students at the University of Michigan, conducting master classes. Private coaching, workshops, & master classes in NYC, working with students of all levels.

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