Born: May 21, 1956
”Man, the lady can sing! Her magic gets to the ears and the hearts of the audience.” - Lionel Hampton
Cole Porter once asked, “What Is This Thing Called Love,” and it’s a question that many of our greatest artists have grappled with ever since” creating some of America’s most enduring and timeless music in the process. Now, it’s Sylvia Bennett’s turn. On her new album, Songs From The Heart featuring the Three Tenors - Boots Randolph, Ed Calle and Kirk Whalum, the smooth jazz and pop vocalist sings of the vicissitudes of love with a warmth, clarity and spirit that is enveloping and tender, showcasing the depth of her skill, talent and experience....
Sandy Shore, Smoothjazz.com
The holidays are just a heartbeat away at this point... for some a source of frustration but for most a delightful thought! Here’s something for all of the above... IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME WITH SYLVIA BENNETT... the lovely songstress that accompanied Lionel Hampton through the years. Sylvia shines on the classic Christmas carols, favorites for sure. She jazzes up Winter Wonderland and Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! featuring Ed Calle on sax… she reaches deep into her soul for Silent Night, hips to the hop on Santa Claus is Coming to Town and sings the heck out of The Christmas Song. In addition you will find three original holiday tunes on IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME WITH SYLVIA BENNETT... this is the first Yule release we are directing your attention to. It’s never too early to light up for the holidays!
Sandy Shore, Smoothjazz.com
Songs from the Heart is not just another jazz vocals album, it is a ground breaking project. Sylvia Bennett creates a perfect marriage of voice and sax singing wonderful jazzy love songs with the help of a cast of luminaries. Bennett charms her way into your heart.
Edward Blanco, WDNA, Miami
Sylvia Bennett’s new CD has lit up our telephone lines. She has a unique ability to relate a lyric that affects our audience. She’s an oasis from the troubles in the world.
Jeff Gehringer, Program Director KSPA/KFSD Anaheim, CA
You have not heard a collection of standards sung more passionately than the manner in which Sylvia Bennett delivers them. With the assistance of three of the music industry’s most prolific tenor saxophonists, Bennett & producer Hal S. Batt have created a masterpiece with Songs from the Heart.
Joe Montague, Riveting Rifts
Sylvia Bennett is a singer that personifies artistry in the truest sense of the word. Her tone is warm & pleasing to the ear. This album is like shaking hands with a smile as all the players bring their ‘A’ game to the session. There is no need to get the jeweler’s loop out on this record as the performers prove that great music speaks for itself.
John Gilbert, ejazznews.com
Songs From the HeartOut of Sight Music
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