June 17th, 2011 14:46 EST
Jazz Sensation Monica Chapman Returns To The AP with Judyth Piazza
Monica Chapman was born in Romania and came to Canada with her family at the age of nine at which timeshe began to study piano. She attained her degree in piano performance ( A.R.C.T.) and voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University.
Her early interest if musical theatre led to a role with the Toronto Operetta Theatre Company in their production of The Widow in 2004 performed at the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto,conducted by Guilermo Silva-Marin. She also appeared in several musical variety productions at the Grand Theatre in Fergus,Capitol Theatre in Port Hope and Victoria Hall in Cobourg. In 2004 she recorded a CD titled Sincerely, featuring Broadway show tunes.
From classical music to musical theatre, Monica has evolved into a jazz performer over the past five years and she appears at jazz venues throughout Toronto and beyond.She has been backed by talented musicians whom she thanks immensely: Norm Amadio,Tony Quarrington, Jordan Klapman, Jack Zorawski, Glenn Anderson and Igor Babich,to name but a few.
Monica is inspired by such jazz legends as Ella Fitzerald, Sarah Vaughan and Cleo Laine, but makes the music you are about to hear very much her own.
Here is Monica Chapman`s debut CD entitled "Heart`s Desire" - available for purchase on CD Baby, ITunes and Amazon: http://www.cdbaby.com/monicachapman
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