Primary Instrument: Vocal
This is the first tribute album recorded live by vocal duo Amikaeyla and Trelawny Rose to singer Eva Cassidy who is beloved all over the world for her fresh and pure arrangements. Tribute albums are one of the most intimate and moving forms of artistic expression. They must be handled with utmost care and consideration, not just for the music, but for the artist’s absolute intent. Amikaeyla and Trelawny’s live recording delivers a heartfelt tribute and brings the essence of Eva Cassidy’s music with their new interpretations and vocal arrangements sung in harmony.
Eva Cassidy’s untimely death from melanoma in 1996 at age 33 is one that the music community will mourn for years to come. Her stunning treatment of “Over the Rainbow”, “What a Wonderful World” and Sting’s “Fields of Gold” gained momentum when she was signed postmortem to Blix records in the UK. Over 10 years after her death, she continues to release new albums to her growing fan base.
Amikaeyla and Trelawny Rose were both on their own path of solo music careers when they met by chance in a music workshop. They became instant friends and joined forces to create a performance and recording as a vocal duo. Their kindred friendship and love for Eva Cassidy comes through in this duet album with a combination of rich harmonies and artistically crafted solo work. The intention of the tribute is focused on introducing the music of Eva Cassidy to future generations and to raise awareness for women’s health issues, in particular, cancer. Amikaeyla and Trelawny together chose the material, wrote new vocal arrangements, carefully collected the very best musicians, found the perfect venue and recorded “To Eva with Love” with two voices and one heart.
To Eva With Love’ is a beautifully crafted pastiche of classic pop standards (Sting, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Curtis Mayfield) that pays homage to Eva's legendary talent. Her ability at crossing genres without sacrificing musical sensibility and artistic authenticity have definitely stood the test of time and is honored beautifully through this live recording by Amikaeyla and Trelawny Rose. --Wayne Wallace, Patois Records
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Trelawny Rose, BA Vocal Performance. Private lessons $90/hour. Vocal Faculty at Jazzschool, Berkeley, CA. Group classes with teens and adults Wednesday nights. $365 for 10 week session.