With her upcoming new album, 'The Debut', multi-platinum recording artist, Jackie Evancho will match her extraordinary voice with one of the most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music today: Broadway's new American Songbook. 'The Debut' is set for a Spring
release. 'The Debut' also marks the coming of age of this now 18 year old. No longer the child prodigy Jackie Evancho has blossomed into one of the greatest vocal talents in the world today. Some even compare her to an emerging Barbra Streisand.
Inspired by the great tradition of Broadway musicals, there's a new generation of groundbreaking songwriters who are revitalizing the musical theatre paradigm on both the stage and the screen. This 'new Broadway' genre is adding a remarkable new chapter to the
Great American Songbook - and Jackie will be the first recording artist to embrace this rich body of work and re-invent it as her own.
With breakthrough musicals like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Once, Spring Awakening and hit films like the Greatest Showman, The New American Songbook has permeated mainstream culture- building its already impassioned musical theatre audiences while
cultivating a brand-new generation of ultra-engaged young fans.
The incredible composers of this new American Songbook - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Stephen Schwartz, Steven Sater, and Dunkin Sheik, Sara Bareilles - write songs in a modern authentic voice. They tell stories from a fresh, young perspective
that are of-the-moment, breathtakingly emotional and unafraid to reach for the beautiful, bold moments of the Broadway art-form is known for.
As an 18-year-old recording artist, Jackie is in a unique position to bring a young woman's perspective to this stunning repertoire and to become one of the great voices of contemporary musical theatre and its generation. Jackie says: 'The timing couldn't be more perfect. I'm very proud to be recording and interpreting songs by these contemporary theater songwriters. Not only do I love the songs but I am able tell a story and interpret them from my perspective. It was an incredible experience getting to know these characters and songs and I can't wait to perform them live'.
This is not the original back cover for the CD CD back cover made by www.jackie-evancho.dk
But according to some reports, the new album from Jackie will not only feature a number of cover songs from some great musicals, but it will also include a few original tracks that were written by none other than Jackie herself. But I have not been able to get this confirmed anywhere, so we have to wait and see.