Robin Avery And The Avery/Banman Project
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""The Way You Hold Me" CD Review"

Robin Avery "The Way You Hold Me"
Hailing from South Florida, Robin Avery delivers a smash hit with her sophomore release, THE WAY YOU HOLD ME. Slick, crisp production, fresh and cool vocal tunes fill up this new release to create a fantastic listening experience from the beginning to the final track. Robin’s sultry voice lends itself effortlessly to her lyrics (most songs are originals) about loving, living, and thriving. Smooth Jazz through and through… Don’t be afraid to invest in this vocalist’s music if you are a diehard Smooth Jazz fan… THE WAY YOU HOLD ME is 100% compatible with the instrumentation you’ve grown accustomed to hearing in your music; rich piano, jazzy guitar, laid back moods and even a little Miami influence of warm beats and grooves. Robin’s current Smooth Jazz radio single is her sensual cover of the Cars, “Drive” featuring Warren Hill on sax. Other songs that shine include the lyrically captivating, “What Was On Your Mind,” the ultra sexy, “Ebb & Flow,” the cool groove, “Sweet Release,” and the exotic Samba, “Lovetrust.” Robin’s voice is sweet and pitch on – Delightful to the ears. The Smooth Jazz door remains wide open for hip, new vocalists who are sensitive to the feel and vibe of our genre. We anticipate that Smooth Jazz music enthusiasts and radio stations everywhere will embrace THE WAY YOU HOLD ME the way we do. ~Sandy Shore

- SmoothJazz.com


"Robin Avery "Drive" f/Warren Hill"

I popped in Robin Avery f/Warren Hill's "Drive" (Green Eyes Music). Avery's a new artist to me -- a damned good one, too. A smiling Darnella Dunham, R&R's new Asst. Urban Editor, stepped in for a closer listen and, using that rapturous tone invoked by a lot of programmers, whispered, "Cars." "Shall we add this into power, Darnella?" I asked. "Music is supposed to move us, isn't it?" she answered. "Just do it." (Carol Archer) - R&R


"Robin Avery "The Way You Hold Me""

Robin Avery’s new release The Way You Hold Me finds her warm and romantic vocals embellished by world-class musicians and the strong arrangements of producer Paul Banman. Robin’s voice is immediately captivating, a natural mix of R&B and pop-jazz styling. The CD’s first single, a cover of the 80’s Cars hit, Drive, features smooth jazz saxophonist Warren Hill, who adds his signature sound to the mix. Other highlights include, Kiss Me In The Rain, What Was On Your Mind, Finally Free and Ebb and Flow. Robin’s music is accessible, personal, and sincere, and the songwriting and production are in the pocket. (Eric Jensen) - gotradio.com (Jazz Joint)


"ROBIN AVERY"

She's an outstanding jazz stylist who puts her own spin on the standards as well as her own originals. - Borders - News And Local Events


"Feder, Avery at Virgilio's"

At 9 P.M. Sunday-Monday, catch singer/songwriter Robin Avery and her five piece jazz band. Avery's fusion of smooth jazz and R&B/pop is steeped with lyrical reflections on life and love that are all her own. - Paradise This Week (Key West)


"ROBIN AVERY"

For Robin Avery, following her dreams has always led to music. ... Her debut CD, AURORA, has strong vocals and smooth jazz stylings that create a musical tapestry of the thoughts and emotions that color her life. This 12-song effort is the first big step in a unique journey that began with a dream and continues with hope and promise. - Borders Books - Local Happenings


"Robin Avery "Lovetrust""

Immediate comparisons to Sade are almost unavoidable...not that that's a bad thing. "Lovetrust" has an understated sexuality that reels you in. From the tropic percussion, to the beautiful guitar, and of course the sultry vocals. This deserves your attention. - FMQB


Discography

"Drive" featuring Warren Hill radio single from album THE WAY YOU HOLD ME (2005). "Lovetrust", and "Changing Heart" radio singles from album AURORA (2000). Lovetrust - radio airplay, charted at 32 in the fmqb.
10 tracks streaming at www.robinavery.com

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Robin Avery and the Avery/Banman Project is a band which brings a broad range of styles and influences together to create a "groove and a half" behind a smooth jazz feel. Eclectic in their individual backgrounds, their music creates a fusion of smooth jazz and R&B/Pop. Singer/Songwriter Robin Avery fronts the band with dynamic energy, artistic presence and an unforgettable warm magnetic voice. Her co-writer and producer, Paul Banman brings with him a strong jazz background on the keyboards. His musical energy is brought to the fore with tasteful, dynamic solos that span two keyboards. In addition, he sings strong background vocals. Larry Marshall, on drums, brings to the band a creative and tasteful groove that evokes the musical quality to rhythm Don Miller, our amazingly versatile bass player has mastered the art of showmanship and is an exciting soloist to watch and hear. On guitar, Greg Minnick is a strong rock/pop addition and at the same time offers a nice feel to the jazz tunes and background vocals. Orlando Contrera brings his Latin rhythms to the percussion and fills out the vocals with his backgrounds. His outgoing personality is hard to miss and brings fun to every show.