"Carole King, with some extra swing!" Anne's tasty
new album, Cookin' in the Kitchen is a well-seasoned
collection of her original material, including the sizzling
title track plus the jazz standard “Laura” by
Johnny Mercer. Anne is a gifted vocalist, pianist, composer
and lyricist with a conservatory degree in jazz and roots
in rock, blues, R&B and country. Her repertoire includes
a mix of jazz standards, jazzy adult-contemporary favorites
and her original, crowd-pleasing and critically acclaimed
songs, reminiscent of adult contemporary hits of the 70s &
80s. Her toe-tappin’ and touching songs reach back and
forge ahead. She will melt your heart and satisfy your appetite
for great new music.
Anne's first recording, the EP "Find
Me", sold over 1500 in hard copies and downloads. Anne
received grants from the Musician's Foundation and annual
ASCAPlus awards. She was selected as a finalist with the UniSong
International, which dubbed the demo version of Cookin’
in the Kitchen “…a juggernaut of a song!”.
She was also a finalist at the Avalon songwriting competition
and chosen to be part of the Females on Fire III compilation,
produced by Warrior
Girl Music. 2010 marked her first appearances at music
festivals – Centenary Mini- Blues Fest, opening for
Peter Tork (of the Monkees), and Skylands Festival in NJ.
She has been interviewed on WNTI
91.9 (Hackettstown, NJ) and WHPC
90.3 (Nassau County, NY) and her music is being played
on over 100 radio stations nationwide. Along with King, her
major influences include Laura Nyro, Nina Simone, Marcia Ball,
Anita Baker, Nat "King" Cole and Diana Krall.
Anne’s musical training began where she grew up in Hunterdon
County NJ, and was cultivated at Manhattan
School of Music’s Jazz Department. The most recent
and significant changes to Anne’s playing and artistry
have come as a result of participating in workshops lead by
and studying with jazz piano great, Mike
Longo, the long-time pianist and arranger for Dizzy Gillespie.
Under his renowned tutelage, Anne is becoming the kind of
mature, accomplished jazz performer who is sure to please
jazz listeners all over the world.
...Mironchik was in fine form [at the KGB Bar Songwriter Night], and featured songs from her soon
to be released CD, "Cookin' in the Kitchen", the title uptempo
track being a crowd favorite, although she delivered a fine
performance on one of her new ballads as well. Anne also did
a beautiful job hosting the evening, and kept the near-capacity
crowd interested as the evening progressed...
Songwriter's Guild of America
Read the full review at www.songwritersguild.com/kgb.htm
...I have a feeling [Anne] is another one of those artists
I won't be able to find anything to complain about.
Listen to the full review and cuts from Anne's EP, "Find Me"
Quotes from Venue Hosts & Audience Members
"Okay, this isn’t fair. Is there anything this
woman cannot do?" - BeaconPass.com
"...nothing short of sensational!" - CD release
party audience member
"One of the best shows at SHOWTIME!! Many people called
the store in the next days to tell Johanna they enjoyed your
performance so much!" - Music series hostess, Showtime
"Fresh and new, but a taste of old." - Jango radio
"Fabulous. It's obvious how much work went into this
recording." - Facebook fan
"I sometimes get scared listening to "new"
music, but I loved this CD from the very first note!"
- Facebook fan