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Barbara Fasano

Barbara Fasano who has just released her fourth CD, “BUSY BEING FREE”, 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. Her performances and recordings have won her three Backstage Bistro awards, three MAC awards and a New York Nightlife award. Fasano is a regular performer at New York’s most prestigious clubs. Together with her frequent musical partner, Eric Comstock, she was among the last singers 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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”Barbara Fasano sings with such deeply felt belief in her material that the art she practices is closer to pure expression than interpretation. Her take on 'Photographs,' in which she brings at least three levels to the song at the same time, is worth the price of the CD.” — David Hajdu, music critic for The Nation

”My favorite new vocal album is Barbara Fasano's BUSY BEING FREE. Barbara puts Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb on a level playing field with Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin and makes them all sound equally terrific. Typically outstanding musical direction by John di Martino (and playing from reed polymath Aaron Heick and that famous cornetist “whinnying Warren” Vache) completes the package

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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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Albums

BUSY BEING FREE
BUSY BEING FREE
Human Child Records / Harbinger Records
2015
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Written In The Stars
Written In The Stars
Human Child Records
2006
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THE GIRLS OF SUMMER
THE GIRLS OF SUMMER
Human Child Records
1998
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BARBARA FASANO
BARBARA FASANO
Human Child Records
1995
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