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Portraits Jazz Project

Included in Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2019.

Portraits featuring Adalia Tara was born in a coffeehouse in Sedona, Arizona, on a sultry summer evening in 2016. An impromptu coming together of local Sedona jazz talent behind the powerful vocals of Adalia Tara attracted a following that overwhelmed the capacity of the small venue by the second show. Performing thereafter at larger venues, resorts, and vineyards, the band was also featured in the the L’Auberge Summer Concert Series. Portraits has consistently filled rooms to over capacity. This album captures the spark and energy born of those early shows.

Adalia is an extraordinary singer-songwriter talent, who began writing songs at an early age. Adalia's vocal style is distinct and versatile, from resonating, deep, bluesy lows to sweet, ethereal highs, and her voice truly commands the space. In 2017, Adalia released an album of contemporary original music titled Why Wait Her music video, “Release Me”, premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival, and won numerous film festival awards at multiple festivals. Additionally Adalia performed live at a special event for the Sedona Film Festival, the airing of the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, and her vocal talent has been showcased at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Recently, a featured performer at TedX in Sedona, Arizona, her original music video “Mother of Exiles”, also premiered at the event.

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“Powerful singing by Adalia Tara” — SCOTT YANOW, JAZZ HISTORIAN, AUTHOR OF THE JAZZ SINGERS

All About Jazz, Karl Ackermann …”[Adalia Tara] is very impressive. Her powerful and pliable voice does not necessarily conjure up familiar singers of the past or present but is a unique instrument. Her gift for subtle improvisation makes over-recorded pieces like “Autumn Leaves,” “At Last,” and “Summertime” sound fresh and personal. Tara's reading of Leonard Cohen's ”Hallelujah” is the strongest since that of Jeff Buckley.”

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