Twice GRAMMY® considered, Hall Of Fame Inductee and multiple award winning alternative jazz singer, songwriter, producer, and former WABC Radio Host Yola Nash continues being an unstoppable force when it comes to her musical passion. She takes the listener on a seductive and passionate adventure, exploring the genre and creating a fresh crossover sound.
GRAMMY® Award News - MANHATTAN WHISPERS was considered for a GRAMMY at 65th Grammy Awards
MANHATTAN WHISPERS - MUSIC VIDEO with a special guest JLO's dancer (actor, choreographer) Chris Jarosz Director - Mario W. Valladares (#RedStudios.TV) Brazilian Stylist, H&M Pacha at Pacha Studio Arts (#PachaStudioArts)
NEWS! - Yola Nash performed in France during the world-renowned 76th Cannes Film Festival at the GSF Awards.
Wearing Spanish designer Javier Barrio #JavierBarrio
NEWS!Yola Nash inducted into the 2023 Akademia Hall Of Fame! Effective Aug 10, 2023 "This elite recognition is our highest honor and a career distinction that will endure for a lifetime. The Akademia Board has decided to officially induct Yola Nash into the Akademia Hall Of Fame for having created a musical repertoire that is truly original and for talent, hard work and perseverance deemed worthy of the highest recognition. Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement, which was granted to less 1% of Akademia award winners through the years. Hall Of Fame inductees will also be honored in person at next year's Gala Event on May 18, 2024 in Los Angeles, California."
NEWS! Yola Nash wins Global Music Awards
NEWS! - Yola Nash - Nominated for The InterContinental Music Awards. Best of Every Continent Smooth Jazz Category
NEWS!Yola Nash wins Grand Award by The Akademia Music Awards - Best Jazz Album
NEWS! Yola Nash lands Best Jazz Album of 2022
NEWS!World-famous NY Fashion Week features Yola Nash on the runway 2023
NEWS! Yola Nash - Nominated for Artist Of The Year Award by Akademia Music Awards (Los Angeles)
RAVE ALBUM REVIEWS
Critic’s Pick - ALL ABOUT JAZZ “Yola Nash embodies the universality of jazz. Manhattan Whispers…perfects further her unique approach to seasoning elements of Latin jazz with musical spices of Eastern Europe. Nash's voice is sensual and breezy… She weaves together multiple cultures. Manhattan Whispers is a celebration of the mind and the heart.” All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey
"Blending and blurring the lines between Jazz, Pop, Latin and Eastern European colors Yola's entire performance isimbued with fresh sparkling sensuality, and positive spirit accompanied by her brilliant band."Jazz News
“… lushly orchestrated, delightfully Parisian…, infectiously-imbibed, Latin-tinged work of musical art.” Exclusive Magazine
“…bringing a sensual atmosphere… enthusiastic… exuberant… brimming with zest for life. She makes a cross-over between jazz, pop, Latin and Eastern European music. In this way she arrives at a personal style.” Smooth Jazz de.Magazine
"Nash’s nine tracks are driven by some of the sexiest, sultriest and viscerally exotic jazz/world fusion expressions." JwVIBE Mag.
"Celebration of life is a central motif for Nash's new album stamped with her signature seductive sound. Her exotic delivery is lushly flavored with Eastern European folk, Parisian avant-garde texture of accordion harmonics and brilliantly anchored with an intoxicating groovy Latin flair." JazzNewsMag
”Yola has the most comforting beautiful voice. Her voice is music!” Five-time Grammy nominated legendary Jazz Singer, Pianist Michael Feinstein
"...Yola Nash Creates Her Own Path." Top40-Charts.com
"Yola Nash oozes emotion with her bohemian team of Edsel Gomez/key, Alex Meixner/acc, Graham Keir/g, Luisitio Quintero/dr, Dave Baron/b...on this mix of heart and Left Bank spirits. The tunes all have a street feel of gypsies..."Jazz Weekly
"Stunning new album... Yola Nash’s Manhattan Whispers blends and blurs the lines between Jazz, Pop, Latin and Eastern European colors as she expertly crafts a personal musical style that is simply irresistible." Exclusive Magazine
"...Perfect songs respectful of the canons of writing. Beautifully interpreted... Sensual Voice! Exoticism Album amply gratified by American critics..." IL Manifesto - major Italian newspaper
"Yola Nash gives us some fascinating and whimsical things to contemplate as we attune our ears to Manhattan Whispers, the latest sensual, dazzling album by the rapturously charming, sultry voiced singer – a set which artfully fuses harmonic and rhythmic elements of her Polish heritage with her playful passion, for Latin music." Jonathan Widran JwVibe Mag.
"Yola Nash is a talented jazz singer with her own sound who consistently creates fresh new music." Scott Yanow - Legendary Jazz Critic/Jazz Historian
"...optimistic, romantically joyous work we need to give our minds escape from these troubled sociopolitical times. ...an oasis of sweet calm amidst the sly bustling magic of uplifting Latin romps... exuberant, ...her songs have powerful universal applications... infectious, sparkling, plea for hope filling a world of despair..., offers a message to people of every generation..." jwVIBE Magazine
"The inimitable vocalist Yola Nash brings her distinct delivery to Eastern European folk and Latin grooves across this very diverse body of work. ...alluring, ...emotive vocals, spiritual... ...poetic delivery, ...filled with a glorious spirit that celebrates life in a worldly fashion. Nash’s eloquent pipes are very expressive and complement the grooves... This is Nash’s 3rd album,...that’s highly infectious, exceptionally timeless and exciting from beginning to end." Take Effect
"Her third album features excellent original material. Her vocal performance is sexy, and the rhythm is nearly as seductive as her voice. She sounds so vulnerable, so honest...and there is a delightful joy to her performance..., which we can’t help but feel ourselves." New Jazz Releases by michaelsmusiclog
"Her music often bears traces of her Eastern European heritage...the atmosphere of a Parisian bistro,... sensual...,enthusiastic...,vibrant, exuberant...zest for life."Cultuurmania Magazine
"It is completely original! Nobody on Earth sounds like Yola. She makes a meal out of every word! It's contagious! It makes me smile! I just wanna get drunk on the beach and dance to it!" Robin de Levita - Multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway & Film Producer
"Great singing, great band, cool arrangements. Killer production!" Oscar Hernandez - Artistic Director of the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra
“Yola’s delivery is exquisite. It’s a moving piece of work, and the musicianship is top notch.” Hal B. Selzer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
"Yola makes a cross-over between jazz, pop, Latin and Eastern European music, ...sensual atmosphere. vibrant..." Smooth Jazz Daily
"Nash's album is simply BEAUTIFUL! She paints amazing musical landscapes with her voice and music..." Polish Radio RDC, 101 FM, Warsaw "No Limits" Bogdan Fabianski
"Yola Nash shares an extraordinary story about her life, coming to America and being a recording artist. It's the true American Dream story personified. Someone telling a story and giving legs to it. It needs to be told because it's a phenomenal story!" Rich Valdes Radio Host of Nationally syndicated Radio shows ValdesAmericaAtNight & ValdesAmerica
Yola Nash's Sextet Music Director, Pianist (left) Edsel Gomez, Percussionist Luisito Quintero, Guitarist Graham Kier, Bassist Dave Baron, Accordionist Alex Meixner.
Twice GRAMMY® considered, and multiple award winning unique jazz singer, songwriter, producer Yola Nash continues being an unstoppable force when it comes to her musical passion. Nash’s third studio recording as a leader, MANHATTAN WHISPERS is making a buzz around the world . On “Manhattan Whispers” the inimitable singer brings her distinct delivery to Eastern European Folk, Jazz, Parisian and Latin flairs across her original body of work. Her seductive, eloquent, expressive pipes that beautifully complement the groovy musical landscapes brought her many impressive awards:
Elite recognition - Induction into the HALL OF FAME by Akademia Music Awards, Global Music Awards (Best New Release), Akademia Music Awards (Best Jazz Album), Best Jazz albums of 2022 (by Best of Jazz Top List), Nomination for Artist Of The Year by Akademia Music Awards, Nomination for The InterContinental Music Awards - Best of Every Continent in Smooth Jazz category. And most of all her album “Manhattan Whispers” was considered for a Grammy at 65th Grammy Awards. She has also received a Critic’ Pick by All About Jazz as Best New Music and earned rave critics reviews. And recently performed in France during the world-renowned 76th Cannes Film Festival at the GSF Awards. Yola's smooth jazz distinctive style is stamped with her signature seductive sound, and her exotic delivery is lushly flavored with Eastern European folk, Parisian avant-garde texture of accordion harmonics and brilliantly anchored in the Latin grooves. Blending and blurring the lines between Jazz, Pop, Latin and Eastern European colors Yola Nash is expertly crafting a personal musical style that is irresistible! It’s the Polish-born jazz singer-songwriter’s third studio album, as a leader. She co-produced the project with Grammy-winning musicians and producers Edsel Gomez (Dee Dee Bridgewater) and Lonnie Park (Steward Copeland). On Manhattan Whispers, her brilliant band tailored colorful groovy musical soundscapes around the award-winning jazzy chanteuse’s passionate vocals. The album is packed with all original songs written by Yola and her long time music collaborators. Her evocative lyrics talk about her life, love, current events in the world and her sensual direct delivery has taken her project to a unique dimension creating an intriguingly fresh cross-over sound. She has come a long way to NYC, faced and triumphed over tremendous adversity, and lived to sing about it to inspire others to dream big and flourish in life. Yola is living A true American Dream!
Yola Nash’s new album Manhattan Whispers Blending and blurring the lines between Jazz, Pop, Latin and Eastern European colors she is crafting a personal musical style that is irresistible.
It’s the Polish-born jazz singer-songwriter’s third studio album, as a leader. She produced the project with Grammy-winning musicians and producers Edsel Gomez (Dee Dee Bridgewater) https://www.edselgomez.com/ and Lonnie Park (Steward Copeland) https://lonniepark.com/ An award winning unique jazz artist's style is stamped with her signature seductive sound, and her exotic delivery is flavored with Eastern European folk and brilliantly anchored in the Latin grooves. Blending and blurring the lines between Jazz, Pop, Latin and Eastern European colors Yola is crafting a personal musical style that is irresistible. Yola Nash co-wrote most of the infectious melodic music on the album. And wrote all of the lyrics for eight of the nine songs, the lone song on “Manhattan Whispers” not penned by Yola is “ Truth Tango” a cabaret-like track that she describes as “musical exploration.” It sets a beautiful theatric poem by an award-winning Poet, Writer, Poetry Film Dir. Fella Cederbaum to music written by the author. Yola is so proud of that unique collaboration. The Poet Fella is also featured at the track (Spoken Word)https://www.mahnodahno.com
She is joined by the masterful pianist Edsel Gomez who serves as her music director. Also on the album are Grammy nominated accordionist Alex Meixner, guitarist Graham Keir, bassist Dave Baron, and Grammy–winning drummer-percussionist Luisito Quintero (Chick Corea). While the music often displays the influence of the Polish-born Yola Nash’s Eastern European heritage, there is also a powerful, exciting Latin tinge to the songs. Manhattan Whispers begins with the title cut, a perfect introduction to Ms. Nash’s wispy seductive voice setting a sultry atmosphere that tingles your senses throughout the entire album.
Gomez beautifully tailored groovy and elegant instrumental soundscapes around the award-winning jazz chanteuse’s sensual vocals. GRAMMY winning percussionist Luisito Quintero (also a former member of legendary Chick Corea's band https://chickcorea.com/and accomplished bassist Dave Baron (known for his collaborations with Herbie Hancockwww.herbiehancock.com/ brilliantly anchored the Latin feel rhythmic grooves, and an award winning jazz guitarist Graham Keir wonderfully crafted wide range of moods, while GRAMMY nominated accordionist Alex Meixner added powerful vibrant colors that fosters organic Polish-European folk accents, making “Manhattan Whispers” a unique multicultural listening experience. And as music critics often emphasize Yola's Polish roots and vibes place her in a great line of female performers whose exotic delivery adds appeal to her original music. With the release of "Manhattan Whispers", her finest recording to date, Yola Nash has taken a large step forward in her musical career. She is an unstoppable force who thinks and acts big while exploring her signature sound.
HIGHLIGHTS of Yola's career
Yola Nash is often described as a European-American treasure for her music, art, media and humanitarian achievements. Her previous album“Touched By Love”was considered for a Grammy in 2020. As an internationally accomplished singer, she successfully reached the heights on the Top 40 AC radio charts in the USA, performed for Pope John Paul IIen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II and made history by becoming the first Polish-American singer to perform and record with the world-renowned, Grammy-winning Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra www.jazz.org/about/and its music director, multiple Grammy winning legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis wyntonmarsalis.org/ As an artist in other media, she’s claiming a Guinness Book world record for creating the original key-art for the largest theater poster in the world (170 feet tall) for the renowned play “Anne Frank,” which took eight professional mountain climbers to hang. Performed on the runways at the glamorous New York Fashion Week shows between the most fine fashion designers and models from around the world. Events covered extensively by an international media. Co-hosted Cannes Film Awards (France) at the Global Short Film Awards.
She was also a Radio Host, Producer at WABC Radio NY. Hosted her own celebrity driven talk show The Yola Nash Show. In her exciting media career, Yola has interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars and high profile guests including: Billy Joel, Seal, Kevin Bacon, Olivia Newton-John, Howie Mandel, William Shatner, Gloria Gaynor, Melissa Etheridge, Fran Drescher, Chris Botti, Barry Manilow, Paula Abdul, Priscilla Presley, Courtney Love, Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer), Lech Walesa (Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Poland), Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York City), James McGreevey (Governor of New Jersey, Michael Grimm (Congressman) just to mention a few. As a producer, Yola has worked with such stars as: Tom Hanks, Mike Tyson, Robert Redford, Evander Holyfield, Winona Ryder, Isabella Rossellini, Tony Braxton, Richard Dreyfuss, among many others. ACCOLADES Yola received a special Commendation of Heroic Action from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, Richard J. Codey for saving a life. She made headlines by saving another performer's life, while onstage. She performed CPR in front of thousands onlookers. In recognition for this action, Yola received a special Commendation of Heroic Action from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, Richard J. Codey. She was endorsed by such honorable organization as the American Heart Association and also Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg.
Extraordinary musicians, producers, supporters and sound engineers who helped create Manhattan Whispers
Producers: Edsel Gomez, Lonnie Park, Yola Nash Music Director: Edsel Gomez Recorded: at Tedesco Studios, Paramus NJ Engineer: Tom Tedesco Recorded: at Beagles Nest Studio, New Braunfels TX Engineer: Matt Briggs Recorded, Mixed, Mastered: at Barncastle Studios, Freeville NY Engineer: Lonnie Park
MUSIC VIDEO Production of Manhattan Whispers Director - Mario W. Valladares (#RedStudiosTV) Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist - Pacha (#PachaStudioArts) Dancer/Actor/Choreographer - Chris Jarosz Filming and Production team - Ana Deibay, Valentino Valladares
GRAMMY® Award News - Yola Nash's album "Touched By Love" was considered for a Grammy in 2020. LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/yola-nash or on all streaming platforms.
CRITICS REVIEWS: "Jazz singer-songwriter Yola Nash is an unstoppable force when 'Touched By Love'' JAZZ CORNER
"Touched" is a work of vocal jazz treats...I got the feeling it was the 1950's and I was in a café on the Champs Elysees in Paris ... listening to a great singer. NEW MUSIC DAY
“What we get is the jazz singer-songwriter at her finest, on this intimate... acoustic set… thoroughly seductive, truly heartfelt.” Exclusive Magazine
“Touched By Love” combines, musically and vocally, Smooth Jazz with her Polish roots creating a fresh new Smooth Jazz sound..." EURWEB MAGAZINE
“A left of center jazz vocalist with a wonderful underground/aggressive vibe delivers the goods on a sensual outing... Genre blending several things at once into a mind-bending whole…Hot stuff.” Midwest Record Mag
"Nash’s voice is a mix of wispy seduction and folksy slink, seducing you... ” JAZZ WEEKLY "Yola gives a theatrical performance that marries the sounds of Argentina (note the accordion of Alex Meixner) with the smoky sounds of 1920s Berlin cabaret bars." SOUL & JAZZ & FUNK
" ...Yola Nash makes me think of an Parisian café, something where we only can dream of during this lockdown." KeysandChords / Germany
"...Passionate, seductive vocal style that branches out into the realms of intimate, smooth Jazz with Pop, European Folk, and Latin flavors." JAZZIZ
"Touched By Love is the Polish born jazz singer-songwriter’s second album, an intimate acoustic set that Ms. Nash produced with jazz pianist Edsel Gomez (Dee Dee Bridgewater) serving as musical director. Mr. Gomez tailored warm, elegant instrumental soundscapes around the award-winning jazz chanteuse’s sensual, breathy vocals that emit longing, fragility, heartache, hope and bliss, guiding the vocalist to cozy acoustic jazz settings. GRAMMY-winning percussionist Luisito Quintero (Chick Corea) and bassist Dave Baron (Herbie Hancock) anchor the rhythmic grooves while GRAMMY nominated accordionist Alex Meixner adds vital ambiance that fosters organic Polish-European accents, making “Touched By Love” a multicultural listening experience." HILLRAG Magazine
"Yola had many obstacles, but she over came all of them, making a success life here in America as a Jazz vocalist with Grammy winning musicians; a songwriter whose song debuted at #1 on a Billboard Chart; as a producer of her own album and radio show; as a radio show host, and as a graphic design artist. Her album “Touched By Love”creating a fresh new Smooth Jazz sound..." The Pulse of Entertainment
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