Audrey Moira Shimkas | I Want You

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I Want You

by Audrey Moira Shimkas

Beautiful voice, creative style, interpretions of classic pop tunes, a one-of-a-kind performer. Audrey doesn't sound like anyone but herself and that's what makes her worth listening to.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. I Want You
3:36 album only
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2. Graceland
3:25 album only
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3. Do You Want To Dance
3:13 album only
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4. Aguas de Beber
4:44 album only
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5. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
4:49 album only
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6. Ain't No Cure For Love
4:13 album only
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7. If I Had You
3:21 album only
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8. Devil May Care
3:13 album only
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9. Sincerely
4:32 album only
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10. Cow, Cow Boogie
3:28 album only
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11. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
3:36 album only
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12. Water With The Wine
5:17 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The song is Audrey. Anyone who has ever watched Audrey perform responds to her openness and confidence as a vocal artist. Audiences respond not only to the exquisite beauty of her voice (clear, warm, strong), but also to its range of emotion and authenticity in delivery. When Audrey interprets a song, whether she paints a ballad story or kicks an uptempo variation; laments the blues or grooves a Bossa Nova; swings a standard or wrings out a soul oldie--the experience is always unique and satisfying.

Audrey is a singer’s singer. She takes risks and leaves you satisfied. She surprises and thrills with notes that push a melody to new heights. She turns and coaxes a lyric until it becomes a reflection of your own experience. She shapes and colors phrasing and rhythm until the music she hears reappears like a Picasso interpretation of a familiar tune.

Long before Audrey thought about being a vocal artist, she recalls being mesmerized by June Christy in concert. That experience remained a cameo, locked in her imagination, until music began to play a more serious part of her life. Although Audrey grew up playing classical piano, she took up rhythm guitar in the folk-rock generation of Dylan and the Beatles. She studied dance (ballet and jazz) and acting (ACT, Actor’s Workshop, etc.) and spent several years on stage in New York and in San Francisco.

Bay Area vocal training taught Audrey to blend her clear, strong alto voice with her higher register, thus providing the chops for her to express a full range of musical ideas—and ultimately, the freedom for jazz interpretation.

Audrey embraces many different styles, singers and songwriters, but the vocal artists that have had a lasting influence on her are Mark Murphy and Madeline Eastman.
Audrey’s unique style and choice of material can best be described as “Eclectic, World Music with a Latin/Jazz/Funk influence.

For Booking: Tel 415-847-8331

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