SAPPHIRE DAYS NOMINATED FOR BEST NEO-CLASSICAL ALBUM AND BEST COVER ART - NAR LIFESTYLE MUSIC AWARDS 2004
ANN SWEETEN NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW AGE/WORLD SONG - JPF MUSIC AWARDS 2004
Ann Sweeten - Biography
Internationally renowned Pianist/Composer
Genre: Contemporary Instrumentalist
Contemporary Classical Pianist/Composer, Ann Sweeten has crafted a signature sound over the course of 6 albums. Often placed in the New Age genre, her style is decidedly unique. Sweeten's music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. Her latest CD "Sapphire Days" recently hit #3 on the New Age Reporter airplay chart making it one of the most played albums of modern instrumental music in North America; her music also airs in eleven different countries. "Reflections" charted #3 in Radio in 2002 and remained on the charts for 10 months running with an earlier album, "Passage" joining it. Sweeten blends heady technique with heartfelt passion and colors her melodies with synthesized orchestration resulting in a profoundly moving listening experience. Ann Sweeten is quickly becoming one of the most popular new pianists around.
Ann Sweeten is a Voting Member of The Recording Academy, an Ascap Popular Awards Recipient for 2002, 2003 & 2004 and was Sixth Place Finalist for Best New Age/World Song (Orange Band, "Passage") in the JPF Music Awards 2004. JPF received 140,000 song submissions and 10,000 albums from 45 states and 40 countries this year.
A truly well-rounded individual and artist, Ann Sweeten is a staunch environmentalist, vegetarian and animal activist. In addition to being a composer and pianist, she is also a professional actress/singer with Actor's Equity, a trained ballet dancer and former female front to the rock band FALLOUT. She earned a degree in foreign languages from Smith College, studied in Paris and later at the Boston Conservatory.
She has six discs available: Reflections, Passage, Prism, Christmas Presence, Sapphire Days and now, A Place in the Sun.
"Classically trained pianist, Ann Sweeten has an ear for nuanced melody and a tremendous talent for bringing such magic to life. Sweeten has a gentle, subtle touch on the piano and she is also a master of the synthesizer and sampled sounds. Reflections is pure poetry on the piano. Customers looking for a sublime, piano-based contemporary-instrumental album can be pointed toward the radiant bliss of Reflections."
New Age Retailer
Check out the artist's website:
1. Mohegan Breeze
2. Cafe Window
3. Quiet Goodbyes
4. Swans on the Susquehannah
5. Ripples in the Harbor
6. Rainswept Slumber
7. Roof with a View
13. An Early Fall