About Olga Osipova
West Kelowna, Canada
Olga Osipova is an award-winning singer/songwriter/ pianist and a jazz artist on the rise. A new Canadian, Olga grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, and studied music in Germany. Those diverse cultural experiences are well reflected in her music, which besides jazz is full with flavors of world, cabaret, and fine European chanson.
After the launch of her all-original debut CD “Velvet & Lace” things started happening fast for Olga. Only a couple months after the Canadian release, the CD has already topped the smooth jazz charts in her native Russia, was added to rotation on many radio stations in Canada and across the world (USA, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Poland etc.) Olga’s music is receiving rave reviews from the press including the prestigious JazzTimes Magazine; she won the Jazz Artist of the Year at the BC Interior Music Awards in 2008, and most recently, Olga was announced Finalist in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards.
“VELVET & LACE” REVIEWS
“Absolutely stunning album...This is a warm melodic and haunting sound that mesmerizes the listener. The album is moody and engaging subduing the listener into its spell binding style... A breath of fresh air albeit a sexy sounding breath of fresh air... More than Smooth Jazz and more than just a Jazz album, this is in a class of its own...” – Peter Meritt, Music Manager, PBS 106-7 FM Melbourne Australia
“A porcelain-skinned newcomer... Much as Madeleine Peyroux naturally evokes a hazy, retro vibe haunted by the ghost of Billie Holiday, Osipova spontaneously suggests the luxuriant smolder of Marlene Dietrich. But Osipova does the iconic screen siren one better. Again rivaling Peyroux, she proves herself an excellent songsmith, crafting a dozen consistently fine tunes...” – Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Magazine, May 2009
“If you like smooth jazz with smoky, romantic lyrics- this is a delicate treat you can’t ignore... let the sublime charm of Velvet & Lace sweep you off your feet” - John Kereiff, BC Musician Magazine
“I listened to it with great enthusiasm. The music is very good and the voice is so special” – Bruce Lundvall, CEO, Blue Note Records