STRANGER

RELEASE DATE:SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
SINGER:DONNA GREENBERG
LYRICS/MUSIC:VARIOUS

Donna Greenberg launches her debut CD Stranger backed by Jordan Klapman’s Jazz Band. It features Donna’s gorgeous new latin originals and Klapman’s wonderful arrangements of jazz standards. Originals include the title song “Stranger”: a sultry and passionate tango, “Cantemos a la Luna”: a Latin love song and “Where You Are”: a thoughtful and sad ballad. Beautifully arranged by Klapman, each track offers something fresh and exciting. The band include some of Toronto’s best: Jordan Klapman (piano), Jack Zorawski (bass), Glenn Anderson (drums), Kevin Laliberté (guitar), Igor Babich (tenor saxophone), Rosendo ‘Chendy Leon’ (percussion), and Chris McKhool (six-string violin).

Donna Greenberg is a unique and versatile artist. Her warm, sweet voice, innate musicality, dramatic flair, and sensitivity to lyrics are evident in her lively and heartfelt performances. Whether singing originals or standards, Donna captures the soul of each song. Her deep love of music shines through all that she sings and creates.

A vocalist, songwriter, lyricist -as well as a choreographer, former dancer and dance filmmaker – Donna’s earliest musical influences were jazz, opera, musical theatre, and liturgical music. After graduating in English Literature from University of Toronto, Donna completed extensive studies in voice, piano, harmony, counterpoint, and ear training. She performed numerous solo recitals of classical music including programmes in French, Italian, Spanish, and German as well as including gesture in her Baroque song recitals. She has also composed and wrote the lyrics for a number of vocal and choral compositions.

Her first real foray into jazz was her one woman show A Tribute to Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers, which she sang, danced, and wrote. Her decision to study and perform jazz came when she began coaching sessions with Adi Braun in 2008. Since then, Donna has worked with arranger Jordan Klapman on some of her originals which have been recorded on her debut CD Stranger. She has enjoyed her return to the stage as a jazz vocalist and looks forward to sharing her unique blend of talents with audiences.

Stranger Lyrics

Stranger, arranger,
I sensed danger
When you arrived.
Smiler, beguiler,
I was on fire,
When I looked into your eyes.
Feelings of passion,
Pleasure and pain,
Excite and confuse me,
You drive me insane.

Delighter, inviter
How can I fight all
I feel inside?
Persister, insister,
How can I resist
When it’s you I so desire?
Feelings of passion,
Pleasure and pain,
Excite and confuse me,
You drive me insane.

Dreamer, concealer,
Will you reveal
All that’s in your mind?
Dancer, romancer
Are you the answer?
Will you soon be mine?
Feelings of passion,
Pleasure and pain,
Excite and confuse me,
You drive me insane.

Where You Are Lyrics

Darkness is fading
Light’s moving in
More like a shadow
Pale, so dim
The world’s still asleep
Yet I can’t close my eyes
Sitting here quietly wond’ring
Where you are

Moonlight was lovely
It shone on your hair
Eyes were inviting
But oh, did I dare?
Fingertips trembled
I wanted you so!
Sitting here quietly wond’ring
Where you are

Should I pursue you or just walk away?
What will I lose, what will I gain?
What shall I do with this heart you revive?
Do I need you to survive?
If I pursue you will you walk away?
What will we lose, what we gain?
What will you do with this heart you’ve revived?
Do I need you to survive?

Here at my window, dawn turns to day
Sipping my coffee while night drifts away
The world’s still asleep
Yet I’ve not closed my eyes
Sitting here quietly wond’ring
Where you are

Where You Are Lyrics

Darkness is fading
Light’s moving in
More like a shadow
Pale, so dim
The world’s still asleep
Yet I can’t close my eyes
Sitting here quietly wond’ring
Where you are

Moonlight was lovely
It shone on your hair
Eyes were inviting
But oh, did I dare?
Fingertips trembled
I wanted you so!
Sitting here quietly wond’ring
Where you are

Should I pursue you or just walk away?
What will I lose, what will I gain?
What shall I do with this heart you revive?
Do I need you to survive?
If I pursue you will you walk away?
What will we lose, what we gain?
What will you do with this heart you’ve revived?
Do I need you to survive?

Here at my window, dawn turns to day
Sipping my coffee while night drifts away
The world’s still asleep
Yet I’ve not closed my eyes
Sitting here quietly wond’ring
Where you are

Cantemos a la Luna Lyrics

Abre tu corazón
Abre tu mente
Abre tus ojos
Mira muy dentro
Mira dónde estás
Dónde’ has estado
Eres el único
Que lo comprende

Estoy en un sueño
Estoy en un trance
Siempre que-estás conmigo
Hay amor,
Romance
Estoy a tu lado
Estoy en tus brazos
Cantemos a la luna
Bailemos por el sol

Sigue tus sueños
Sigue la ola
Abre tu corazón
Dejate llevar
Sigue tu passion
Sigue tu illusion
Eres el único
Que lo comprende

Quiero tu amor
Y tus a brazos
Eres el único
Te quiero tanto
Siento tu alma
Eres el único
Veo en tus ojos
El amor ha llegado

Open your heart
Open your mind
Open your eyes
Look deep inside
See where you are
See where you’ve been
You are the one
Who knows what it means
I am in a dream
I am in a trance
Whenever you are with me
There is love
There is romance
I am by your side
I am in your arms

Follow your dreams
Follow the flow
Open your heart
Just let yourself go
Let yourself feel
Let yourself dream
You are the one
Who knows what I mean

I need your love
I need your touch
You are the one
I love so much.
I feel your heart
You are the one
I see it in your eyes
Love it has come.

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