Irene Atman is a fast rising star on the jazz/orchestral pop music scene. She’s appeared on the same bill as the legendary Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and Luciano Pavarotti and more recently with Holly Cole and Makoto Ozone in Tokyo. She’s also performed with jazz luminaries Guido Basso, Dave Young, Terry Clarke, Moe Koffmann, The Boss Brass and Peter Appleyard.
Not only has she recently earned the respect of the toughest New York jazz critics, but she’s also won the hearts of a legion of new fans in Asia with her renditions of some of the best jazz standards of our day. Atman’s transition into the retro/pop market is a natural evolution of this talented singer, composer and producer. 2011 will see Irene Atman’s release of her third CD comprised mostly of original material she wrote but of course, will also include more of her favorite jazz standards.
Born in Toronto, Irene is an accomplished pianist and seasoned jazz singer with her great love for classic jazz starting at an early age. With a vocal quality of a young Ella Fitzgerald crossed with Karen Carpenter and Barbra Streisand, Irene Atman’s style and quiet confidence is unique and is poised to take the world by storm.
“Irene Atman is a true talent”
— Kyle O’Brien, The Jazz Society of Oregon, USA
“Atman is clearly one of the finest singers around, gifted with a voice that allows her to reach high notes with ease, revealing a cool and enticing style that tenderizes the lyrics with a touch of class”
— Edward Blanco, All about Jazz
“Vocalist Irene Atman has a voice comparable to Barbra Streisand’s”
— Dean Poling, Valdosta Daily Times, Atlanta Georgia
“Atman has a storybook perfect pitch able to touch the listener’s soul, understand the sorrows that burrow in their hearts, stroke their sensibilities with tender caresses and lick their wounds.”
— Susan Frances, JazzTimes USA