3 December 2013
Mark your calendars! February 18, 2014 is the official CD release date for Jazz Country. Here is the first of 5 videos that we will be releasing leading up to the album release. Hope you enjoy.
12 August 2013
2013 has been a busy year! Here are some highlights:
I was included for the second year in a row in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll.
I performed at the inaugural Family Concert for the Newport Festivals Foundation.
I recorded my fourth CD as a leader, due out in February on Anzic Records.
Performance highlights include: WBGO weekend at Mohonk Mountain House, monthly residency at 55 Bar, Joe’s Pub and many more.
I’m getting ready for the busy Fall Schedule and gearing up for the release of the new record entitled, “Jazz Country.” I can’t wait to share some of this music with you!
1 January 2013
I hope that 2013 brings you love, health, happiness and above all, peace.
I’m grateful for all the kind words that “Digging Me, Digging You” received over the past year. For a round-up, please click here. I’ve also been included in a few “Best of 2012” lists with some tremendous singers and musicians. Thank you to The Ottawa Citizen, Jazz Wrap , Jazz History Online , Jazz in Space and Step Tempest .
I’m looking forward to many great musical moments in 2013. I’ll be recording with Jazz Country and will hopefully continue to be lucky enough to play with some of my favorite people and musicians.
Thank you for your continued support!
18 July 2012
I am honored to have been included in the 2012 Critics Poll for Downbeat Magazine in the Rising Star Vocalist Category. Thanks to all the folks who voted. I’m excited to continue my 55 Bar residency in NYC with 3 of my favorite bands: Jazz Country, ACQ and the Blossom Dearie Project. Join my mailing list to get my monthly newsletter and get all the latest news!
1 June 2012
I’m thrilled to be able to present the music from Digging Me, Digging You at Joe’s Pub in New York City with the full band. It’s going to be a great night and I hope that you will be able to join us if you’re in NYC.
11 April 2012
Here are a few interviews I’ve done recently with some really great folks:
11 April 2012
I’m so grateful for all the tremendous press that the new record has been getting. I’m so glad people are digging it!
“Cervini’s subtle navigation, fine enunciation and wise choice of material, combined with Oded Lev-Ari’s elegant arrangements, make this CD a gem” – Downbeat Magazine, Editor’s Pick
“Amy Cervini stands out from the pack in her generation.” – Allmusic.com
“…she delivers each with deft authority, easily capturing the effortless swing of Dearie’s delivery while making ample use of her own richly coloured tone. Definitely a disc to dig.” – The Globe and Mail
“Cervini’s honeyed voice is laced with just enough arsenic to mirror the sweet yet piquant duality of Dearie’s deliver.” – Jazz Times
“Cervini makes the lyrics sparkle.” – The Ottawa Citizen
“Excellent jazz vocal album by the talented singer backed by a ridiculously impressive cast…” – eMusic“Digging Me, Digging You is a brilliant work of vocal beauty and composition choices.” – JazzWrap
“Amy Cervini is the perfect choice to reinterpret Dearie’s works.” – The Dirty Lowdown
“Amy Cervini has distilled the strengths and siphoned off the weaknesses of the Dearie method in her marvelous tribute.” – eMusic (Britt Robson)
“Amy has a wonderfully clear warm alto voice with excellent enunciation — 5 Stars“ – Audiophile Audition
“an impeccable release that is as entertaining as they come!” – @Critical Jazz
“From beginning to end, “Digging Me, Digging You” will make you smile – if this recording does not brighten your day, seek outside help.” – Step Tempest
“Amy Cervini has everything to become a major voice in modern jazz.” – Jazz, Blues & Co.
“…a joyful effervescence that’s emotionally honest and affirming…” – ICON
“Cervini is a talent deserving attention, making some very strong choices with Digging You Digging Me .” – All About Jazz
“clear diction and secure intonation, embedded in elaborate arrangements” – Der Sontag
“Cervini digs Blossom Dearie, has the voice and attitude to pull off a tribute album and does so in fine fashion.” – MidWest Record
“Amy Cervini is a sublime conqueror of The Great American Songbook…” – Gaffa.dk
“Filled with humour and wit, Amy Cervini’s Digging Me, Digging You is a loving but never hokey homage to Blossom Dearie.” – Blinded by Sound
“Thankfully, we have sophisticated singers like Amy Cervini that know the power of an artfully-written, sensitively-performed song.” – Jazz History Online
“…it is Cervini’s talent and personality, which sparks this delightful and entertaining offering. Just like Blossom Dearie, Amy Cervini is a very special singer and this listener looks forward to digging her
more.” – NYC Jazz Record
1 March 2012
I’m looking forward to sharing the music from “Digging Me, Digging You” with you while I’m on tour for the next few weeks. I hope to see you out there.
Be sure to check out my interview with the wonderful Michael Bourne on WBGO that aired on February 26th.
1 February 2012
I’m very excited to let you know that the new record is officially out! We’ve gotten some lovely reviews already and are starting to get some great radio play. I’m so grateful to everyone involved in getting the word out!
I hope to see you at one of our shows and until then, I hope you enjoy the music!
18 January 2012
Only 2 weeks until the new record officially comes out! I’m busy getting ready for some great gigs (see the shows page for updated info) and the team has been sending out copies to press and radio. You can hear two tracks from the record on the player on the left hand side and pre-order now if you just can’t wait!