Romanian-born Monica Chapman is an exciting jazz vocalist whose music is heard internationally. Her first two critically acclaimed albums, “But Beautiful”(2013) and “P.S. I Love You” (2015) were released to enthusiastic reviews and airplay on important radio shows worldwide.
Her third and latest critically-praised CD “Small World” (2017 ) is available on iTunes, and continues to be heard on BBC, CBC Radio 1, and JAZZ.FM91. The music video of “Piel Canela” that she recorded in Spanish for her latest album won in international competition, and her YouTube video filmed in Kensington Market has reached over 7,000 views to date.
“…’Small World’ finds Chapman once again backed by a stellar cast of some of the country’s finest musicians, putting an individual spin on tunes that first came to light in classic Hollywood films. While Chapman can hold her own with any singer who has come before, where pipes are concerned, it’s just that slight hint of an accent in her voice that gives her something every vocalist wants (and should have) — a sound unmistakably her own. Traditional jazz is alive and very well in her hands…” (Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio)
This evening’s singing star MONICA CHAPMAN features BARTOSZ HADALA on piano and ARTIE ROTH on bass, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.