“JAZZ is a land of interpreters and only occasionally of singer-songwriters.
Yet Louise Van Aarsen, a Dutch-born, Boston based jazz vocalist, has arrived on the scene with a whole album of fresh original songs and a unique voice…..Louise’s singing is cool yet worldly-wise; her musicianship is so solid that she doesn’t have to turn any vocal cartwheels to prove her jazz credibility….The words are her focus, and she delivers them a distinctive sound and complete directness…. Under guidance from her musical director and producer Rebecca Parris – a jazz singer of profound depth and much influence – Louise has given us an impressive debut CD…. The backgrounds incorporate all sorts of styles, including swing, Latin, fusion, and lush balladry…. The instrumental details support and never distract from Louise’s storytelling, which always rings true.”
—-JAMES GAVIN, author of “Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker” and “Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” Here is a link to her website. Here is a link to her facebook fan page.