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Tanja Maritsa

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Tanja Maritsa

With a name like Tanja Maritsa one might guess that the London based singer songwriter, has some exotic connections. Indeed they might be even more exotic than you first imagine....

Born to an English mother and Croatian father, Tanja spent the first five formidable years of her life living in Paris, France. It's no irony then that her first spoken words were spoken in the language of love - French! Her early years growing up in Paris were extremely vital to her development as an artist and as is evident from her new album 'Fragile', these images and sounds remain seared into her soul, and to this day are a vital part of her compositions....
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'Joni Mitchell, Dory Previn and Madeleine Peyroux fans will really love her! 'Blues and Soul Magazine

'A very talented songwriter,...an air of Blossom Dearie ' Stephen Duffy BBC Scotland Jazz House

“A voice which deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the greats, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald” Gareth Forman - Music Journalist

'A Timeless Emotive Voice' TimeOut

“Beautiful Music !!” Barbara Dickson

“You have a lovely sound, Keep going strong” Elkie Brooks

“A unique and beautiful voice, Tanja Maritsa's Sultry tones are a welcome change “ Oskar Smith - Guitarist, Producer, Director of Orchestrand Ltd.

'Live for Today' ! - The New Single from Tanja Maritsa - NOW OUT ! 'Live for Today' is the first single from Tanja's soon to be released album 'Fragile' . Tanja Maritsa is a UK based singer songwriter who effortlessly blends elements of jazz, folk and soul. With a voice which has already been likened to many a great singer such as Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, and Madeleine Peyroux and her own enchanting infectious melodies, Tanja has undoubtedly created her own unique signature style. ‘Live for Today` (out on the 12th of October !) is a beautiful jazzy chanson number and the opening track to Tanja's second album 'Fragile'. Already causing a stir across the UK, the album includes 10 tracks of her own material and two covers. It takes us on a journey of life and love from jazz (‘No More the Blues’, ‘Wont You Dance’) to folk (‘The Other Side of the World’, ‘La Catrina’) and world music (‘Fragile’, ’In Love Again’‘Libertango’), ending with the beautiful melancholic duet ‘Fading Grace’. Tanja has again teamed up with the masterful American producer/arranger, Richard Niles, who has been a fixture on the London music scene for over 30 years and the album features an array of internationally renowned musicians who have worked with the likes of Tina Turner, Paul Mcartney, WestLife, and Mick Jagger, to name but a few. Special guest appearances include piano phenomenon, Gwilym Simcock, fêted by both the jazz and classical world and the first jazz musician to become a BBC New Generations artist, as well as world renowned oud player, Naseer Shamma! Also Featuring on the album is keyboard player Richard Cottle (who has worked with David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Trevor Horn, AlanParsons and Eric Clapton), bassist Sam Burgess ('a stalwart of the UK jazz scene'.......whose 'relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, and Gwyneth Herbert, ……, ) guitarist James Graydon (whose session credits include Westlife, Belinda Carlisle, Emma Bunton, ..) and drummer Gary O'Toole (Big Chief , Ewan McGregor/Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue ) Tanja Maritsa is on her way to becoming an international sensation and it won’t be long before her songs are alongside many of those great artists in time to come. More information : http://www.myspace.com/tanjamaritsa http://www.tanjamaritsa.co.uk/

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Featured recording “LIVE FOR TODAY - NEW SINGLE”

LIVE FOR TODAY - NEW SINGLE
Freedom Music Ltd (2010)
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