Listen. Experience. Joy... One of New York music scene's best kept secrets - vocalist Joy Bellis - is thrilled to announce her long overdue CD debut, Coming Alive, released on March 7, 2006 on the White Butterfly record label. Coming Alive is an eclectic mix of selections from the American songbook, Brazilian tradition and even contemporary pop. You wouldn't think you could hear songs popularized by Frank Sinatra and Britney Spears juxtaposed on the same recording, but with Joy's unique take on these tunes, the transition happens seamlessly. Drawing you in with her warm tones, intelligent phrasing, lyrical empathy and soulful style, she creates the perfect ambiance with each rendition on Coming Alive - this is sophisticated chill music. An excellent group of musicians (David Epstein - piano, Robert Sabin - bass, Jeff Davis - drums and Doug Hinrichs - percussion) back Joy in delivering fresh arrangements of less-often-heard gems by celebrated songwriters such as Jimmy Van Heusen, Jule Styne, Harold Arlen, Leslie Bricusse and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Although Coming Alive marks Joy's official debut recording, she's no stranger to the stage: Joy Bellis is an experienced performer, having graced clubs all over town for the past 7 years. What fans might not know is that Joy originally hails from Wall Street, spending her initial New York years in investment banking. Lucky for us, she traded her late-night hours at the office, for later nights on stage, perfecting her style, and gaining fans and critical acclaim. And we're even luckier, now that Joy has expanded into the world of recorded sound. So sit back, listen and experience Joy Coming Alive...
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