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2011-11-16

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"Ms. Milman is a canny young chanteuse... with the goods to back up [her] panache."
-New York Times

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Sophie Milman

'In The Moonligh" finds Sophie's new E1 recording, due out September 2011, sharing some of the romantic and heartfelt moments in life.

On her previous acclaimed recording "Take Love Easy," Sophie admitted, "If I am self analyzing, the first two albums were about where I came from, issues of the past. 'Take Love Easy'" was "... more about the future. This new recording is about that future, here and now, as Sophie matches musical sensibilities with guests Lewis Nash, Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, Larry Grenadier and Toronto-based pianist extraordinaire Robi Botos under the guidance of producer Matt Pierson.

One thing Sophie need not question were the monumental steps she took in 2008 and beyond. The Canadian singer performed around the globe, hitting landmark venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center and New York's Blue Note club, sharing stages with the likes of Chick Corea, Chris Botti and the Neville Brothers. Her second album "Make Someone Happy" won the Juno Award for Top Jazz Vocal Album after it topped the iTunes jazz chart in the U.S. and Canada for months and cracked the top 5 on Billboard's Jazz chart.

Better yet, the accolades have followed. JazzTimes referred to her as Canada's hottest young jazz singer. NPR's Weekend Edition praised her "classic jazz voice that evokes smoky lounges, softly clinking glasses and the cool of the night." Downbeat simply said "she captivates." The Los Angeles Times raved "the sky's the limit for this exceptional young talent."

Of each of her recordings and performances, Milman has a theme: "Whether it's a jazz standard or what I call a modern standard, we approach it the same way. Respect the intent of the songwriter but depart as much as possible from the original... When a person matures, there's a style and confidence that emerges. I would not have been brave enough to do these songs when I was younger. I am able to do it now because I have surrounded myself with fantastic musicians. I credit the band with a lot of my sound."

Milman, a native of Russia fluent in Russian, Hebrew, French and English, was born in the Siberian town of Ufa and moved to the Israeli port city of Haifa when she was seven. At 16, her family moved to Canada and as a teenager she absorbed pop, jazz and gospel, her favorites being Mahalia Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Nat "King" Cole and, at the top of the list, Stevie Wonder. Her self-titled debut was released in 2004 and followed in 2007 by "Make Someone Happy" (Koch).