A gorgeous young jazz vocalist will grace the stage of the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) on Thursday, Oct. 10. Charmaine Clamor's specialty is a new world music/jazz category called "jazzipino"--a mix of jazz with traditional Filipino songs and instruments. And she's been thrilling audiences and getting rave reviews around the world with this new genre.
As one fan claims, "Clamor's intimate, timeless 'jazzipino' vocal lifts the listener to a relaxed cafe in a foreign land."
Clamor may be melding music genres, but she's got the musical chops to succeed in the regular jazz world as well, according to the critical acclaim she has been receiving.
Charmaine Clamor may be melding music genres, but she’s got the musical chops to succeed in the regular jazz world as well, according to the critical acclaim she has been receiving.
"Super-model looks probably won't hurt her career, but she's by no stretch of the imagination 'just another pretty face.' Possessing a profoundly resonant contralto voice, her recording has an emotional depth missing from much contemporary vocal jazz. Clamor is the real deal."--Bill Barton, CODA
"Charmaine Clamor spins a web of magic every time she sings. Her expressive voice lets the words breathe and throb as she captures the essence of the lyrics, bringing them to life. Clamor is one of the finest singers to come around in a long time." --Jerry D'Souza, All About Jazz
"Clamor vocally resembles an amalgam of Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne, a sumptuously elegant blend of silk and satin, trimmed with gutsy self-possession."--Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times
"She can sing anything. Her ballads are exquisite; her tunes really swing; her blues will light your fire! Her voice is warm and sultry, her phrasing total perfection. This lady has the talent to be a major star."--Ric Bang, Enterprise
Visit The MACC's Web events calendar at MauiArts.org, "SHOWS" tab, for video and music clips, then hele on over Oct. 10 to see and hear this beautiful songstress for yourself! Tickets are available online or by calling the Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469).