Jazz in Europe congratulates the winners of the 2014 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition.
The winners are:
FIRST PRICE goes to ALITA MOSES.
SECOND PRICE goes to LAURA PERRUDIN.
THIRD PRICE goes to MYRIAM BOUK MOUN
PUBLIC PRICE goes to ALITA MOSES
Shure Europe posted a full review of the final yesterday. The following is a short excerpt.
“Alita Moses starts with some words in French to the audience. FOUR is her first song. Her pleasant voice, good timing, easy phrasing and her smile make it a joy to look at and listen to her. The ballad – one of her favorite songs sang by Alita makes us totally understand her wish: “oh how I need SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME”. The longing is in her face while she sings – following mostly the original melody with some modern embellishments, perfect intonation, good sound, very personal touch. A French tune – a song by “Magda Giannikou: AMOUR T’ES LÁ? Just lately recorded with Snarky Puppy so clap your hands”. The band puts us into Latin atmosphere – the audience is enthusiastic about the lively performance. Again: WOW! “