Media

Press Reviews:

“Fresh, innovative and refreshingly uplifting – these are the descriptive phrases I would use to
define Olivia Foschi’s debut release Perennial Dreamer. What immediately comes into view is
her innate ability to write and compose. […] Foschi is today’s vocalist, blazing the trail for a new
style of jazz vocals, not adhering to traditional sounds or rhythms, but appealing to a new
generation of listeners, while still honoring jazz as a tradition. She is truly original and far from
the norm as a composer and as a vocalist. Worth the listen, and highly recommended.”
~ H. Allen Williams, JazzTimes

http://jazztimes.com/community/articles/86874-olivia-foschi-perennial-dreamer

“Perennial Dreamer makes clear that Foschi, far from just another female singer, is an artist
with an elegant style and distinct musical vision. This delightful record whets the appetite for
what is yet to come from this unique artist.”
~ By Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44887#.Ueqc01NQ3rU

“Olivia’s vocal work is “to die for”, & if you scope out her rendition of “Here’s That Rainy Day“,
you’ll hear immediately how true that is! […] It’s high energy tuneage like “Bridge” (my favorite
of the 13 songs offered up) that will help you realize that you’re in the presence of a star in the
making… a highly impressive jazz vocal adventure that any jazz fan worth their salt will rush to
get.”
~ Rotcod Zzaj, Improvijazzation Nation Magazine, Issue 132

http://rotcodzzaj.com/wordpress/?page_id=3794

“Foschi’s warm clear tone throughout her vocal range, and also her relaxed, rhythmic scatting
style. Altogether, an outstanding début album. Her lyrics are thoughtful and well written, and
the music has a contemporary jazz feel, whilst drawing on jazz tradition.”
~ Debra Milne, Bebop Spoken Here

http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2013/03/cd-review-olivia-foschi-perennial.html

“Olivia Foschi is consistently convincing as she sings of love and longing. […] As a
vocalist/songwriter, Foschi is a dream come true.”
~ Paul Freeman, Pop Culture Classics

http://popcultureclassics.com/deja.html

“To be perfectly honest, I am a bit torched on the tightly clustered pack of female vocalists
hanging out in the jazz idiom but if there is one talent that deserves a label shot it would have to
be Olivia Foschi. My instincts tell me this is a “when” not “if” proposition. Foschi hits her marks
with impeccable timing and finesse and is a name to watch out for.”
~Brent Black, Critical Jazz

http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/02/olivia-foschi-perennial-dreamer-2013.html

“Olivia Foschi has a wonderful approach to song and her voice is warm, rich and full. She sings,
writes both melody and lyric, arranges and knows what it takes to make great music!”
~ Bob Nicosia, Music Man Blog

http://www.musicmanblog.com/2013/03/olivia-foschi-cd-review-perennial.html

“Jazz vocalist Olivia Foschi has the kind of vocal style that could be considered the equivalent
to Michael Franks, that kind of boppy and schnazzy talking and walking style that will bring you
to the locales of each song. Perennial Dreamer is an album that shows how graceful Foschi’s
voice is in the music she calls her own.”
~ John Book, This is Book’s Music

http://www.thisisbooksmusic.com/2013/04/06/review-olivia-foschi-perennial-dreamer/

“Foschi’s alto register is reminiscent of Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries. The two
singers share a similar style in the way they refract syllables and weld a soaring resonance.
Supported by harmonica player Gregoire Maret in “Here’s that Rainy Day” and “Everything
Happens to Me”, Foschi improvises on the vocal melodies following an internal rhythm
autonomous from the main tempo. The lightweight texture of her timbres in “I Adore You” show
her vocals taking flight here and there with a Fred Astaire flare, advancing into shots of scat
improvising dotting “Disillusionment” as the twinkling of Miki Hayama’s keys contour her
verses.”
~ Susan Frances, Yahoo!

http://voices.yahoo.com/album-review-perennial-dreamer-olivia-foschi-12035235.html

“When the vibe is just right, you just know. Having labored in the vineyards long enough, a
chance meeting offered Foschi the opportunity to go for it, and she did. With Ulysses Owens at
the helm, this international set has the solid feel of a New York, low key jazz vocal date that
magically provides enough heat to chase the winter away, where ever you are. Moving through
originals and classics with a sprightly touch, it set works and works well throughout. Tasty stuff
from a solid, new find.”
~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record

http://midwestrecord.com/MWR614.html