meryl romer
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  • Boulder, CO
  • United States
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Where are you located?
boulder, colorado
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Spoken Word Artist
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Meryl Romer

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Friday, 16th January 2009
"Singing gives me a chance to open to and play with aspects of life that are an expansion of my daily landscape. The songs offer me an opportunity to explore a palette of characters, emotions, stories, rhythms and moods. It is through my voice that I experience the shapes, shadows and subtlety of the movements that allow me to step out of daily routine. The songs are my avenue to give voice to the yearnings of my heart and soul."Meryl Romer

Meryl's first recorded outing as a jazz contralto, on So Sure, is at once adventurous and articulate, playful yet sophisticated as she interprets jazz standards and makes them her own. Meryl's original pieces display an honesty only life can teach and her Dylan interpretation is a truly wonderful surprise.

So Sure includes three original pieces, penned for her by songwriter/producer, Casey Collins and composer Eric Moon. "I've Waited Long Enough", "Right on Time", and "So Sure" tell of Meryl's story of having waited long enough to follow and explore her singing passion. "I've often said that I've been singing these songs my whole life....I just never opened my mouth. I began whispering lyrics when I was 11 years old and gathered the courage to begin to sing forty years later."

Meryl covers standards ranging from Toots Thielemans to Rodgers and Hart and newer selections by Cassandra Wilson and Bob Dylan. Her choice of songs reflect her feelings and fantasies about relationships, play, commitment and determination.

Meryl's music collaborators on So Sure are inspired and masterful musicians who have created pulsing, modern jazz arrangements that support Meryl as she breathes loves and life into the tunes. Meryl joined with pianist/arranger Erik Deutsch; guitarist/arranger Bill Kopper; bass player Jonti Siman; drummer Marc Dalio; tenor saxophonist/flutist Robert Kyle; and drummer Brian McRae (track 1) to record So Sure.

Meryl currently performs in the Boulder/Denver area with a revolving group of musicians.

"Meryl Romer embodies the current renaissance of the romantic singers of the 40's. Her sound recalls the voluptuous shape of Sarah Vaughan, the ease and elegance of Ella Fitzgerald and a heart-shuddering vibrato reminiscent of Judy Garland. She sings with a tenderness of heart blown through the essence of maturity. When Meryl wraps her voice around the lyrical standards of jazz, there is an innuendo of innocence that yields a most sophisticated lady." - Vocalist/Producer, Casey Collins
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
internet/Rich Keith
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.merylromer.com

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Jazz Musicians in Albuquerque or Santa Fe

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 9:36pm 7 Comments

I'm looking for local jazz musicians in the Albuquerque or Santa Fe area to join me for several gigs.

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At 9:44pm on October 13, 2010, Lisa Smith said…
Lovin' the music, Meryl...really great feel on "Lady is a Tramp"...so different! Definitely gonna keep an ear out for you!

Lisa Smith
At 2:51pm on August 20, 2009, meryl romer said…
No worries Bob....still enjoyed the arrangement and your deep heartfelt voice. Meryl
At 12:22pm on August 20, 2009, Bob Fields said…
Hi Meryl. Thank you for the nice compliment. Wish i could take credit for the guitar work on the recordings but it's a friend of mine Craig Nance. Although I play guitar with the rock and blues band, I just sing with the jazz band.
At 4:35am on August 18, 2009, Bob Fields said…
Checked out your website. Very nice voice!!
At 8:16am on August 5, 2009, Manee Valentine said…
Pleasure to meet you Meryl, I'm glad you enjoyed my music. Manee
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At 9:06pm on August 3, 2009, Manee Valentine said…
Welcome to The Jazz Network! Manee

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At 12:03pm on August 3, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
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Welcome Meryl,
Peace and Enjoy The Ride!
Luiz
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