Velvet & Lace
"Absolutely stunning album...This is a warm melodic and haunting sound that mesmerizes the listener. The album is moody and engaging subduing the listener into it's spell binding style... A breath of fresh air albeit a sexy sounding breath of fresh air... More than Smooth Jazz and more than just a Jazz album, this is in a class of it's own..." - Peter Meritt, Music Manager, PBS 106-7 FM Melbourne Australia "Fantastic Album" - Alex Pijnen, BRTO Radio, Netherlands A porcelain-skinned newcomer... Much as Madeleine Peyroux naturally evokes a hazy, retro vibe haunted by the ghost of Billie Holiday, Osipova spontaneously suggests the luxuriant smolder of Marlene Dietrich. But Osipova does the iconic screen siren one better. Again rivaling Peyroux, she proves herself an excellent songsmith, crafting a dozen consistently fine tunes..." - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Magazine "Osipova delivers thoughtful original lyrics with a mix of breathy intimacy and musical understatement" - Stuart Broomer, Toronto Life / CODA "One of the best jazz albums I've heard recently, I'm impressed with the artistic sincerity, depth, and the perfect delivery of the material" - N. Kozlovsky, Radio Minsk, Belarus "Very nice vocal album which you want to listen to over and over again" - Pascal Dorban, Radio ARA, Luxemburg "I listened to it with great enthusiasm. The music is very good and the voice is so special" - Bruce Lundvall, CEO, Blue Note Records "Imagine: a smoky lounge in prohibition-era New York, a raven-haired beauty, one hand rests on the Grand, her voice drifting like a silken ribbon around the room... ...The story in each song is multi-layered. The story each instrument tells, the story the lyrics relate, the melody, the rhythm, and the overall texture of the song itself, are all the product of discipline and dedication. The composition reflects the lyrics, the melody reflects the words; the album as a whole is a carefully crafted composition rich with crisp, clear smoky tones, and masterful recording" - Dean Unger, BC Musician Magazine "If you like smooth jazz with smoky, romantic lyrics- this is a delicate treat you can't ignore... After her musical training in Germany, Osipova moved to Canada, which is our good fortune. She is not just interested in singing the cabaret style torch ballads of old Berlin, she writes the stuff too. She also produced V & L, giving each instrument room to breathe, and yet they work together as one... Turn the lights down, throw on a beret, light a French cigarette if you smoke, close your eyes, and let the sublime charm of Velvet & Lace sweep you off your feet" - John Kereiff, BC Musician Magazine Olga Osipova is an award-winning singer/songwriter/ pianist and a jazz artist on the rise. A new Canadian, Olga grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, and studied music in Germany. Those diverse cultural experiences are well reflected in her music, which besides jazz is full with flavors of world, cabaret, and fine European chanson. After the launch of her all-original debut CD "Velvet & Lace" things started happening fast for Olga. Only a couple months after the Canadian release, the CD has already topped the smooth jazz charts in her native Russia, was added to rotation on many radio stations in Canada and across the world (USA, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Poland etc.) Olga's music is receiving rave reviews from the press including the prestigious JazzTimes Magazine; she won the Jazz Artist of the Year at the BC Interior Music Awards in 2008, and most recently, Olga was announced Finalist in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards.