What do you do when you are a Latinamerican Jazz Vocalist from Motown, living in Canada?
Anna Lyman is half Mexican, speaks and sings in English,Spanish, and Portuguese, (also speaks some Brazilian Portuguese, thanks to the Brazilian relatives! ), and was born in Detroit, and lives on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Anna's new compositions fuse together Jazz, Latin, and the Motown sensibilities she grew up with. She calls her new music Bluenote-Latin-Jazz, and her original songs are written in both Spanish and English in almost every track. Her new CD Sway - Quien Sera features 5 of Anna's fusion creations, the Title track Sway, by Pablo Ruiz Beltran, in Span. & Eng., and 3 Brazilian tracks in Portuguese (2 of them also in English). In Summer 008, Anna completed a Bachelor of Music from VIU.
Anna studied the UKULELE with Master Instructor/Performer, Kimo Hussey, and is now writing and performing with the instrument, as well as with her quartet. Right now, Anna is allowing genre boundaries to blur as she experiments with her new sound.
Music Festival trophy, and first place, Cariboo Music Festival
TASCAM, FENDER, SHURE, WASHBURN, YAMAHA
...a colorful bloom in today's music wasteland. It's a breath of
fresh air... Rutgers Newark Observer,
She has a voice like melted chocolate Goody Niosi:
The Harbour City Star, Nanaimo, BC
Sensual, melodious...makes us think we should order
Jan DeGrass, The Coast Reporter
Anna Lyman is a genuine jazz singer, Richard Bourcier,
Lyman has a powerful voice with a genuine passion that
shines through on every note...a distinctly
personal perspectiveAlexandria Stuart, The Harbour
City Star, Nanaimo, BC
It's Lush - a valuable musical keepsake
Plays like a live jazz set
Put on this CD and you will swing...
Voice / vocals
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
WILL TEACH ALL LEVELS... Has a BACHELOR OF MUSIC
IN JAZZ VOICE with a MINOR IN GUITAR, from
Vancouver Island University, www.viu.ca, (formerly Malaspina
Anna also taught a guitar and voice accompaniment course at
Okanagan University College for 8 years. Now teaching and
performing with ukulele, certified by Master Instructor, Kimo
Email for current rates.
Enjoys teaching Jazz, Latin, R&B, Funk, Blues, Country, Pop
and Rock, Alternative (has sung all these
commercially for pay). Does not teach Classical, but enjoys
teaching light Opera.
Will teach you how to write and notate your own song!