Nancy Ruth Band
Label: Spectra Jazz
Original Latin / Folk from Victoria BC
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"The blood boils a little hotter, the movements become more fluid, and the passion is exhumed much deeper from within the soul. This is the encounter one will feel with vocalist Nancy Ruth. Her tones allow the heartbeat to race faster with every pulse of the composition. Her music instills that vibrant tone with a sultry execution. An animated performer, she not only vocalizes the Latin culture, she escorts it in with her eyes and a reactive demeanor, to the audience. -Karl Stober, ejazznews
Para Ti is the latest release from this passionate vocalist/ songwriter who has spent her life living between Spain and Canada. Her musical influences are woven with the mystique of Moorish history and Mediterranean breezes. Nancy’s music is textured with the bustle of the plazas and small cafes of Latin America, the solitude of the Moroccan Sahara Desert, and the flamenco seeping out from patios in the labyrinth of Andalusian streets.
A musical gypsy, Nancy has spent her life singing her way around the world in search of musical encounters. She's performed with composer Toño Robira in Panama, shared the stage with pianist Bob Albanese in New York, and spent a month as featured vocalist in the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei. She performed and recorded with WEA recording artists The Lovehunters in Singapore, and toured extensively in Europe where she recorded the Spanish album "Me Quedo" for the Dutch Home of Jazz label. Her adventures have found her collaborating with Berber and Arabic musicians in Morocco, and enjoying mucha juerga with Gitanos in Andalusia.
Currently based in Málaga, she is actively touring in Europe with her Spanish-based band.