Karyn Uvezian

Thinking of You

Karyn Uvezian, vocals; Mike Franklin, piano and keyboards; Tim Franklin, double bass; Tommy Calton, guitars; Danny Gottlieb, drums; Steady Joseph, percussion; Brian Snapp, saxophones and flute and string & horn arrangements; Keith Oshiro, trombone; Brian Scanlon, trumpet; Julia Gessinger, violin; Paul Fluery, cello; Liberty Devitto, drums (on And So It Goes).

Twenty-three year old Puerto Rican born Karyn Uvezian, daughter of cigar baron and Jazz musician Avo Uvezian, has released her debut CD, Thinking of You. Father Avo has passed on his love of Jazz to his daughter, and the young vocalist, who sings in several languages on this CD, hopes to reach youth and pique their interest in Jazz and bossa nova by presenting this material in a young, hip and sexy way. The CD contains 10 Latin-tinged songs, including the title track, "Thinking of You," co-written with her father, a remake of Petula Clark's 1960's hit "Call Me," perennial favorites like "Mas Que Nada," and Karyn's captivating vocals, especially on Manfredo Fest's "Who Needs It."

by Linda Goshay

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