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The Ethereal Soraya Shaw Orange County Register ~ Steve Eddy

Shaw...is an obvious admirer of Duke Ellington, with numerous cuts on the CD by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.  And her approach fits the music like a comfy, snug glove. The opening cut, ‘Daydream,’ immediately displays the singer’s range and chops, her pure, sweet, expressive voice soaring over a light latin rhythm.  ‘I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart’ is  jaunty and jovial, while 'Caravan' is more on the intense, soulful side.  Add some non-Ellington items, like Fats Waller's, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin,’ and a most sensual 'Body and Soul,’ and you have a first-rate, quite refined effort.”


Long Beach Press Telegram ~ Paul Andersen

“The CD, ‘Daydreams,’ features Shaw's gauzily ethereal soprano voice... a
 sensuous program of jazz standards.....”


Grunion Gazette ~ Sandy Robins

“Her voice, with it's velvety tones, is reminiscent of singer Astrud Gilberto who popularized the famous Brazil 66 Sound.  You can buy her CD and play it during those endless freeway commutes.  It may just change the way you feel about the road ahead.”


Sun Newspaper ~ Brian Brannon

“The result is an alluring collection of jazz standards delivered by Shaw's smooth and eloquent style. Her classical training shows in the vocal range and expression she exhibits throughout the CD.”


Entertainment Today ~ Paul Andersen

“Once in a while, you come across a singer whose voice manages to catch your ear and turn your head. Such are the soprano tones that Soraya Shaw uses in her renditions of classic jazz songs. Unlike most classically trained singers, she doesn't overpower you with the trills that she can do; rather, she has come up with an ethereal style that bristles with sensuality. Ultimately candlelit and romantic, it is definitely music to put you in the mood for more amorous pursuits. Don't say I didn't warn you.”


Pasadena Weekly ~ Paul Andersen

“The CD, 'Daydreams', features Shaw's ethereal soprano voice...running through a sensuous program of jazz standards.


L.A. Jazz Scene ~ Jim Santella

“..(Soraya) Shaw's soprano delivery, while bold and confident with seamless phrasing, remains cool....ballads and up-tempo swingers are interpreted through crystal clear lyrics and rich, accurate sonority....”

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