Songwriter/jazz artist and author Connie Lansberg releases her new album of bedtime stories for the sleep deprived ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’. The album is part of an ongoing creative collaboration between Connie and one of Australia’s premier jazz artists, Mark Fitzgibbon.
She’ll be launching the CD live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 9th June at Lido Jazz Room at 9pm. Click here for tix – every ticket purchase comes with a copy of ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’.
Each of the songs on ‘Insomnious’ was picked for a very specific reason. Connie says, “Firstly, I wanted only songs of unrequited love or dark melodies such as Whistling Away the Dark, a collaboration between Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. I think it’s very Irving Berlin and I’m drawn to that sad Eastern European ethos. I especially love a sad melody with hopeful lyrics. That’s really my stock in trade both as a songwriter and singer. I tool a cinematic approach to each of these songs. I grew up on movies and I see all these stories as little films.”
‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’ is released June 9, 2018
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About Connie Lansberg
Connie Lansberg is a songwriter/jazz artist and author. Connie manages to be both accessible and sophisticated while gracefully traversing folk, pop, and jazz with authenticity and ingenuity.
Connie is not just a singer with a lovely voice. She is a vocal interpreter of the wonderful stories told by the American Song Book and beyond. She uses her voice in such a way as to reveal and tease out even the subtlest of nuances that define these beautiful songs. Connie sings with an unselfconscious joy that is truly infectious and enfolds the listener within the melody so that each performance is a shared experience that leaves no one out.
“Connie Lansberg has a voice that simply releases the melody. No tricks, no fancy stuff, just gorgeous singing.”
Lindsay Coker, 3 MBS 103.5 Jazz Radio
” There’s wonderful delicacy about Connie’s voice on the Sondheim classic I Remember Sky. The marvellous Dianne Reeves did this one some years ago; I think Connie’s more nuanced interpretation is even better.”
Steve Robertson, Fleurieu FM, 89.3FM