Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Sheila Landis

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2000 at 12:00 AM

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Singing is Sheila Landis' passion and jazz is her religion. It’s been a long time since the jazz community has heard a vocalist who embodies such poetic lyricism, one who uses her voice to entice and enliven. At times, Landis’ music has a healing and sustaining force. She transforms herself when he sings, her voice becoming an instrument and her body language an extension of the song. She wraps herself around a ballad with such warmth that it would bring tears to Billie Holiday’s eyes. Then she can run through a Fats Waller composition such as "Ain’t Misbehavin’" without losing any of her honesty and magnetism.

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