I am a jazz singer/composer/lyricist. I love lush sounds - a tapestry of polymodality and rhythms that makes my heart sing and my voice soar. Scatting and improvising is really my thing - I enjoy the challenge of creating and exploring new possibilities of harmony and rhythm.
"Cornelia sings from a deep place, her voice resonates lush and low...(she) places her words with soulful dignity...often the use of vibrato is used in the lower register, changing to a rich, clear sound when she begins to soar...She wrote the lyrics and music for five of the eight tracks..."Voice Of The Wind" is atmospheric and aching, "Lonely Woman" by Ornette Coleman is sung with brooding heartache and a deep despair...Cornelia's singing is heartfelt and dramatic, its dark beauty is haunting.
Ferdinand Maylin/New Sounds
“Connie Moore has discovered the voice that rested deep in her soul. The individual inner voice that has only one owner. We follow her through the first trek of discovery into what will be surely a fruitful career. Her compositions have power and reflect a burning desire to seek positive enlightenment from a perilous journey. Positive reflection being her intuitive response to the challenges of life’s circumstances. We all have our bridges to cross. Through these songs one can see our own journey and a part of our loved ones, for only those who choose that their eyes and hearts be opened.”
“The success of a jazz performance is not only dependent on the quality of the music and on the technical abilities a jazz artist possesses on his or her instrument. Image, stage presence and a certain amount of charisma are important components in catching the attention of an audience. More so than for instrumentalists, this is especially true for vocalists as they produce their tones through their human voice and thus by definition reveal greater emotionality. The challenge for vocalists is not just entertaining but also arousing sympathy among the audience.
Cornelia Moore possesses these important qualities. Her philosophy is that image should reflect who you are and what your music is and she lives by that philosophy.
Just hearing her sing on a recording you are drawn by her expressive nature. Seeing her on stage takes you to quite another level. Cornelia doesn't just sing, she lives what she sings, she speaks her mind and means what she says."
Lionel Haas/JazzRadio Berlin
"Cornelia has a multidimensional sound, a multiplicity of shadings and the ability to always know the right one that will bring out the emotional content of a particular song or phrase. Her range of sound can go from warmth, tenderness, velvet cushion, angelic lightness all the way to the uninhibited, painful cry: raw, pure, raucous and brassy.
As a musician I find in Cornelia the same aspects that I am trying to find in my own playing: the ability to communicate, create ‘communicable music, reach a level of empathic, sympathetic transference from singer to listener."
“For me it gives great pleasure to see Cornelia’s radiant face spreading ethereal vibes through the serenity and sublime music that fills this album. She has been a revelation personally, musically and aesthetically. Rarely does one find artists, especially in the fine arts field, with such sensitivity coupled with musical genius. Cornelia has an open mind to all that is beautiful in the world of music and also an exquisite flair in the use of the human voice to the best effect."
Prof. Dr. TV Gopalakrishnan
"Kongenial begleitet von ihrem Ehemann und Pianisten Reggie Moore verlässt (Cornelia)... die ausgetretenen Pfade des klassischen Jazz-Gesangs. Ihre Eigenkompositionen wie ‚Every Goodbye Becomes a Hello’ eröffnen ihr, unterstützt von Sopransaxofonist Mack Goldsbury und Perkussionist Kevin Burrell, Gelegenheiten zu genreübergreifenden Interpretationen, die in ihrer emotionalen Tiefe und ihrem theatralischen Gehalt an die experimentelleren Aufnahmen von Cleo Laine denken lassen...Cornelia Moore demonstriert mit diesem gelungenen Debut eindrucksvoll ihre Expressivität und die Faszination ihrer beeindruckenden Altstimme."
We felt that Cornelia’s compositions and her dynamic performance needed the most natural sound available to capture the very “lively” character of her sound paintings. We envisioned a sound similar to the one you find in chamber music recordings. Such a pure sound can be obtained in natural acoustic environments, such as churches and concert halls.
BEYOND was recorded at the famous “Siemensvilla” concert hall located in Berlin, Germany. Numerous critically acclaimed artists such as Marlene Dietrich and Luciano Pavarotti have recorded at this truly special place. By establishing the most appropriate balance between microphones and room acoustics, we reduce artificial sound processing during post production to the minimum. Also there are no cuts or overdubs on this album, allowing the music to flow naturally."
Gernot Reetz/producer/one world music
“I have had the pleasure of working with Cornelia Moore as a performer in numerous concerts and as bass accompanist in her workshops for many years. My own experience as a vocal student was gained in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University where I studied voice with Avery Crew. At the time, Mr. Crew had a number of students who later went to become members of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company. George Shirley, Alice Dutcher and Russel Oberland to name a few. I can honestly say that the experience, students gain from working with Cornelia Moore, is as helpful and gratifying as my lessons with Avery Crew were to me. I have been impressed by her dedication and inventiveness as well as her ability to inspire her students and attain from them those qualities that make performing music a pleasure. Mrs. Moore has a rare gift that is lacking in most vocal teachers and coaches, diplomaed or otherwise. Her concern for her students not only as vocal students but as whole human beings has made her workshops a treasured experience for all involved in it. Myself included.”
"To jazz is to live and to jazz is to give all your bebop from inside out." Cornelia Moore
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Hey Dear! sorry I couln't get back to you before... I really don't have much time in this period!
Look forward to see you again soon, most likely in October (!), miss our conversations, and do hope we could cross our musical paths sometime soon! Be well Connie, we'll talk soon...
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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