Jonathan Karrant: Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist
From Vegas to California to the cabaret/jazz rooms of Manhattan, Jonathan Karrant is rapidly making a name for himself on the club circuit. No cookie-cutter, carbon copy, he owns a very distinct, smoky sound and brings a fresh style to midnight classics. With a penchant for blues ballads in the mature Sinatra style, he envelopes a room with his intelligent delivery, boyish personality and wistfully haunting readings of classics that used to fill the clubs in days of old. Fortunately, he’s not another Buble’ wannabe. This handsome young man has his own, confident style that gets better with each outing (as his rabid fan base grows.) He thoroughly shined with his two shows at Kitano’s that left the audience cheering for much more. Highlights from his repertoire include lending his velvety baritone to warmly pensive readings of “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.” “Drinkin’ Again,” “Please Send Me Someone To Love” and a fun “Doodlin’.” All solid entries from a young guy with an old fashioned heart. He’s persuasive, every song is fullu realized and he engages his audience with his winning dynamism. His CD, On And On, is also a solid winner. Hopefully, he’ll spend more time in Manhattan Clubs.
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