Cassia DeMayo
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Cassia DeMayo

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Cassia DeMayo is an American-born jazz vocalist with a deep velvet resonance, a sparkling facility and a distinctive style that truly sets her apart from her contemporaries. Forgoing excessive adornment, she favors a simpler, minimalist approach, using space, patience and finessed phrasing to open up the lyric and express the bare emotion therein.

In May of 2015, Cassia released her debut CD “Heart, We Will Forget Him,” a thoughtfully-crafted showcase for a voice that jazz critic Ivan Rod (Gaffa, Denmark) describes as “full, mellow and soft like butter.” The nine-track collection features original songs that reflect Cassia’s musical aesthetic – nicely exemplified in the tender languish of “My Party”– as well as her talents as a composer. Cassia’s selection and treatment of jazz standards is equally fresh; her interpretation of “So This is Love,” from the Disney classic “Cinderella,” is an evocative musing that is both playful and nostalgic.

While her repertoire includes original...

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