MP3 Ann Sweeten - Sapphire Days
Contemporary Instrumentalist/Composer Ann Sweeten blends her classical roots with both jazz and musical theatre influences, exquisite piano playing
13 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: New Age, CLASSICAL: New Age
SAPPHIRE DAYS CHARTS #3 IN RADIO!
SAPPHIRE DAYS NOMINATED FOR BEST NEO-CLASSICAL ALBUM AND BEST COVER ART - NAR LIFESTYLE MUSIC AWARDS 2004
ANN SWEETEN NOMINATED FOR BEST
NEW AGE/WORLD SONG - JPF MUSIC AWARDS 2004
Ann Sweeten - Biography
Internationally renowned Pianist/Composer
Genre: Contemporary Instrumentalist
Contemporary Classical Pianist/Composer, Ann Sweeten has crafted a signature sound over the course of 6 albums. Often placed in the New Age genre, her style is decidedly unique. Sweeten''s music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. "Sapphire Days" recently hit #3 on the New Age Reporter airplay chart making it one of the most played albums of modern instrumental music in North America; her music also airs in eleven different countries. "Reflections" also charted #3 in Radio in 2002 and remained on the charts for 10 months running with an earlier album, "Passage" joining it. Sweeten blends heady technique with heartfelt passion and colors her melodies with synthesized orchestration resulting in a profoundly moving listening experience. Ann Sweeten is quickly becoming one of the most popular new pianists around.
Ann Sweeten is a Voting Member of The Recording Academy, an Ascap Popular Awards Recipient for 2002, 2003 & 2004 and was Sixth Place Finalist for Best New Age/World Song (Orange Band, "Passage") in the JPF Music Awards 2004 JPF received 140,000 song submissions and 10,000 albums from 45 states and 40 countries. Here''s what the media is saying.....
"Ann Sweeten is an extremely talented woman in the music industry. Not just a musician, but a composer, arranger and producer, Ann is a pianist whose abilities are unrivalled. Technical composition, only to be expected from a background in classical, is blended with originality and passion, delivering pianist perfection." Linear Reflections
"If you haven''t heard Ann Sweeten''s music before, you are in for a treat because of her beautiful melodies and command of the grand piano." Jazz News
"Outstanding album!" Boston Post-Gazette
"Very much on the beam new age piano work, this set is well-textured and engrossing throughout, making Sweeten a sure bet to be one of those left-field sensations everyone thinks came out of nowhere. A winning adult music bet." Midwest Record Recap
"Ann Sweeten''s Sapphire Days is quite simply one of the most graceful and quietly soothing albums I''ve heard. Very highly recommended!" Solo Piano Publications
"If you''re inclined to just kick back and take in some beautiful and relaxing keyboard compositions, Ms. Sweeten''s CD is one of the best piano albums we''ve heard. You can very clearly hear that she''s been classically trained, but her playing style is relaxed enough to convey freedom from convention. You can''t call this music ''Jazz'', nor can you pigeonhole it as ''New Age''...because it''s purely/simply ''Ann''. Highly Recommended! Improvisation Nation
She has six discs available: Reflections, Passage, Prism Christmas Presence, Sapphire Days and now,
A Place in the Sun.