Adult Contemporary;American Songbook;Children's;Jazz
Mar 8, 2023
New Jersey-born singer/songwriter Marla Lewis grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, big band, folk music from around the world, the Beatles, Laura Nyro, Carole King, James Taylor, Michael Franks, and Phoebe Snow, to name a few. For 25 years as an elementary school teacher, she began writing educational and fun songs for children. One of them, "Leap of Faith," co-written with Nancy Schimmel, appeared on a 2011 GRAMMY-winning® children's album, ALL ABOUT BULLIES...BIG AND SMALL.
“Enchantée” is Marla’s first single from her new EP, SONGBOOK VOLUME 2, her latest journey back to the Smooth Jazz and American Standards that she has always loved. Produced by two-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer Bob Stander, and featuring Teddy Kumpel (guitar), Rob Jost (bass), Matt Miller (drums), Mike Ricchuiti (piano), Erik Lawrence (Sax), and Adam Minkoff and Gabby Scherba (Background vocals), these six tracks will transport to you a magical world of Samba, Swing, and Romance.
Marla’s first Smooth Jazz album, SONGBOOK, also produced by Bob Stander, contains 14 original songs that have been described as "pure bliss!"
Marla has released several award-winning Children’s albums with Bob Stander, I LOVE TO TALK TO PLANTS (2009), and WE ALL LAUGH IN THE SAME LANGUAGE (2007). Her records have won Parent's Choice Gold and NAPPA Gold Awards, and her songs have won First Prize Finalist in national and international song competitions. Marla's goal is for her songs to delight people around the world.
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