I'm incredibly thrilled and honored to have my songs "La Cosecha" and "Howl to the Moon" on this list for Hispanic History Month on Billboard!
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats are in great company too! You'll find our good friends Hamlet and Sonia de los Santos highlighted here as well. It gave me great joy to see the Hold Tight Shine Bright Project on here, the amazing compilation (including a song by us exclusively on this album!) raising funds for RAICES.
LA Times released their 2017 Holiday music round-up, and they gave "It's the Holidays!" 3 STARS! I'm honored and humbled to be on the same list with Josh Groban and Gwen Stefanie. Just amazing. Check it out!
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I'm THRILLED to announce that my songs, "Our Garden" and "Balloon" are semi-finalists in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition! Hurray!
This is such a lovely honor and am grateful to have my songs selected. Even more grateful to be surrounded by a team who have helped make the sounds and visions in my head come to fruition. Here's to BIG THINGS, friends!
Thrilled to be on this fabulous list of Jazz Music for Kids, along with the wonderful JoJo & the Pinecones, Jazzy Ash and more!
"From lullabies to birthdays to gardening, this sweet round up is some of the best jazz music for kids around, with smooth vocals from a bygone era and upbeat jazzy fun." – Amber Guetebier, Red Tricycle
Just when I thought reviews for Pockets were over, this came trickling in and it made me smile so big, I might need further healing from wisdom teeth removal.
"If you like rich, classic style jazz you’ll love Lucy Kalantari’s voice. She channels the great sounds of old, with her slightly raspy melodic sound." Read the entire review, along with a review of Jazzy Ash's fantastic album, Bon Voyage.
I'm so thrilled to announce that Pockets Full of Joy is a winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award! I got a super sweet review written by Lahri Bond accompanying this award. I'm totally beaming! Thank you for letting me spread joy!
When I read this review, I cried. The feeling I get when someone connects so deeply with my music is truly indescribable. Many, many thanks to the fantastic Rebecca for this beautifully written review.
"Meet Lucy Kalantari, a New York-based singer-songwriter who has a dazzling voice reminiscent of notables like Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald." –Rebecca Yorn Allison Full Article
I'm a frequent visitor and customer at my local Lark Cafe with my son. It's a special sort of place, as it was made by parents for parents. There's an extra room where kids can play, and they hold exciting activities for kids like Construction Kids! classes (my son, LOVES these!) and a bunch of weekly sing-alongs. Our favorite sing-along is Lloyd's on Friday's. Occasionally, I cover Lloyd's sing-along if he can't be there and boy, oh boy, is it fun.
So when Lark owner Kari Browne opened their sister cafe, Elk, and asked me to start my own weekly sing-along I was more than happy to accept. This week, Red Tricycle, A Child Grows in Brooklyn AND Kensington BK mentioned my performance, making this past Thursday's event PACKED! What a fantastic time!
Thursdays at 4pm. Come by and say hello. ELK | 154 PROSPECT PARK SW BROOKLYN 11218
Another lovely and sweet review! Thank you Jersey Family Fun!
Wait and See is the questions we sit and wonder as we rub our bellies as mothers and as we see our son’s and daughter’s faces as fathers. What will my child be? Will they be curious, will they want to sing, and then as we are wandering we notice how quickly our children, our babies, grow right before our eyes. Remember to dance!
This was a wonderful review of Pockets Full of Joy on KIDindependent: I urge you to take a listen, especially if you adore a 1920s inspired jazzy sound with oodles of whimsy, and a rich, warm sound that is (just as the title suggests) full of joy. I’m smitten as a kitten with big ball of yarn.
It's a really great time to be a kid. There's such a wonderful selection of kids music today that's fun for all audiences, and is still sophisticated enough for adults. I had the honor of being included in this list of Jazz and Blues for Kids: Old Sounds for Young Ears, along with Jennifer Gasoi and Oran Etkin.
Take a trip back to the gilded age with Lucy Kalantari who approximates the roaring 20′s on the ukulele with extremely impressive results. –Jeff Bogle