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Guadeloupian native vocalist Glawdys N’Dee, also known as “The New Voice of The Caribbean”, will headline the Legendary Jazz Showcase as a part of the “Lyannaj: A Celebration of Life Diversity and People”” concert series.

N’DEE will present songs from her debut album “Lyannaj”, paying a tribute to the close relationship between Afro-Caribbean Music from the Diaspora and American Jazz. N’DEE takes you on a unique musical journey, from Africa to Guadeloupe and throughout the Americas, by embracing various musical genres, from Miriam Makeba to Nina simone and from Guadeloupian Gwoka to Jazz. “Lyannaj” (means to Connect; To Win Over; To Unite in Solidarity) is a word deeply rooted in Caribbean tradition and culture and speaks directly to your heart.

 On February 11, 2011 Glawdys N’Dee was featured on France O, one of France’s largest television production / broadcaster companies, as a part of a project to highlight Glawdys N’Dee’s remarkable career.

In this recent interview with France O, Former Miles Davis musical director and pianist Robert Irving III says: “…she is very authentic in what she does…and very knowledgeable..”

http://www.glawdysnetwork.com Noted Jazz critic Neil Tesser Wrote “N’Dee’s vocal style has a restrained intensity, a quality shared by the lineage of jazz singers that stretches from Billie Holiday through Nina Simone……The impressive Lyannaj heralds a Chicago artist of unusual depth and world class promise…” http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-in-chicago/a-global-perspective-music-to-warm-a-chicago-winter

Glawdys N’Dee’s debut album, LYANNAJ was selected by JazzChicago.net one of The Best Vocal album and Best Chicago’s recordings of 2010. Brad Walseth notes, “N’Dee has hit upon a winning combination here by combining her strong voice with multicultural styles and a positive uplifting message that the listener will enjoy hearing often…” http://www.jazzchicago.net/reviews/2010/QuickHits18.html

The Lyannaj album is now available on ITunes, and can be purchased at each of the concert appearances For additional informations on GLAWDYS N’DEE AND THE LYANNAJ ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO and its music mission, please log onto: www.glawdys.net, or email contact@glawdys.net.

Event Details

April 19th, 2011; 8.00pm to 9.15pm and 10pm to 11.15pm
Glawdys N’Dee presents “Lyannaj: A Celebration of Life, Diversity and People”
Miguel DelaCerna – Keys
Steve Hashimoto – Bass
Fred Jackson – Saxophone
Isaiah Asuoha – Drums

Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct Chicago.

Glawdys N’Dee will also appear at the Chicago Cultural Center ” Music Without Borders” on April 15th 2011, at 12.15pm.
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