Singer and composer Maria Neckam’s unparalleled sound slips across genre lines and expectations with a youthful ease that’s rare to find. Since releasing her second album as a leader, Deeper (Sunnyside Records), in 2010, her pure, fresh vocals have been acclaimed by critics around the world. To top it off, her compositions are both complex and catchy; one moment intriguing the listener with precisely executed lyrics, the next moment dropping wildly into dissonance. Hailed as “a valiant trailblazer” by JazzTimes, she moves effortlessly from idiosyncratic jazz riffs to haunting pop hooks, blending borders with skill, well-honed technique and range.
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“a natural wonder” -Le Monde
“a valiant trailblazer” -JazzTimes
“Neckam has crafted one of the most appealing, genre-
crossing vocal albums to hit the street in 2010.“
“her voice has a hypnotic purity that has the potential to stop
people dead in their tracks.”
-All About Jazz
“It’s going to be difficult for her listeners to avoid finding her
irresistibly charming.” -PopMatters
“It’s not often that a singer like Maria Neckam comes along.
Blessed with a voice that she can set free as it flutters and
streaks into stellar regions of music, Neckam is still able to
keep it in control