"In the spirit of the late greats Mose Allison and Eddie Jefferson and a nod to Jon Hendricks and Bob Dorough, both of whom Monika has shared the stage with.”
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With humor, wit and steeped in deep jazz roots, Monika has written a collection of hip songs to be enjoyed by both the intellect and the empath. This is a collection that George Carlin and Groucho Marks alike would dig.
Recorded in 2018 in Evanston, IL. Produced by Monika Ryan and Jeremy Ryan. Additional notes and 1–3 minute samples below.
"She displays a fresh, clear, and rich voice, replete with sparkling vocal inflections. Throughout the presentation, she is not afraid to boldly showcase her singularly variegated and stylized vocal palette; with its pinch of stage show tune ambiance." - Monty Guy
Monika Ryan, vocals
Chris White, Piano
Kelly Sill, Bass
Jeff Stitely, Drums and Percussion
Produced by Monika Ryan and Jeremy Ryan
Engineered, Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jeremy Ryan Recorded in Spring 2018, in Evanston, IL USA
All songs were written and arranged by Monika Ryan.