"It's Always You" is the title cut from "It's Always You: June Bisantz sings Chet Baker vol. 2" . This video was recorded at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, Goshen, CT. Performing with me are Alex Nakhimovsky - piano, Norman Johnson - guitar, Gabor Viragh - trumpet & flugelhorn, Matt Dwonsyk - bass, Ben Belillo - drums. Included in the CD are Jaroslaw Lis - violin & viola, Katalin Viragh - violin and Eric Dahlin - cello. All songs on the CD were recorded at Manor Recording in Middletown, CT, engineered and mastered by Norman Johnson.
It's been a joy working with these amazing musicians and wonderful to explore the vocal music of the great Chet Baker. This performance at the Litchfield Jazz Festival was the highlight of my musical year, and I'm very happy to be able to share a little bit of the experience with you through this video.
I hope you enjoy it!
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In Fall 2012, at End of an Era, an Artspace Windham exhibition, photographer Harrison Judd offered free portraits to all gallery visitors in a project called the Willimantic Portrait Project http://www.futurehistory.com/portrait_project/
The result was over 200 beautiful portraits of the people who embody the present and future of our community.
In 2013-14, visual artist and musician June Bisantz put the Portrait Project into video format and will be shown this Memorial Day Weekend at the Mansfield Drive-In, Mansfield, CT. The Portrait Project Video is called "Everybody's At The Drive-In".
In keeping with the free spirit of the Portrait Project, local musicians Jack Collins, June Bisantz, Jan Jungden, Mark Davis and Jim Mercik have recorded a sound track for the video - Karla Bonoff's song "Home".
Everybody's At The Drive-In will be shown at the Mansfield Drive-in from Friday 5/23-Monday 5/26 before all feature films. Show starts at 8:40pm.
Join us - to celebrate the Willimantic community, applaud your friends, neighbors – and possibly yourself – as everyone appears on the big screen!
"Everything Happens to Me" is from "Let's Fall in Love", a collection of songs based on the vocal work of legendary jazz musician Chet Baker. The video uses old cartoon segments and live performance footage to tell the tongue-in-cheek story of the song.
"Let's Fall in Love" features Alex Nakhimovsky- piano, Norman Johnson - guitar, Genevieve Rose - bass, Gabor Viragh - trumpet & flugelhorn, Greg Caputo - drums and June Bisantz - vocals.