Jazz vocalist Delilah has had music in her blood since the early days. Born in Budapest to a family of performers, she was singing and dancing in a twenty-member touring ensemble by the age of ten. Learning the craft at the feet of one of Hungary’s most celebrated artists, Bongo Margit, Delilah appeared on stages throughout Europe, continuing throughout her teens to tour widely and work with various legends of the Roma music scene.
Sadly, societal unrest was to make its indelible mark on the young singer’s life, and in 1998 the family moved to Canada to escape political upheaval and racial tension. Determined not to be derailed from her dreams, Delilah continued to perform and by the age of 19 had established a strong reputation in the Toronto area as a professional songstress. In February of this year, she released the four-track EP Sarah + 1: A Tribute To Sarah Vaughan, a collection of her favourite Vaughan covers from ‘Whatever Lola Wants’ to ‘September In The Rain’.
A record buzzing with soulful vocals, tinkling pianos and smooth brass, Sarah + 1: A Tribute To Sarah Vaughan is one for fans of Nat King Cole, Diana Ross and Barbara Streisand, all of whom have themselves covered Vaughan’s tracks in the past. Stream all four songs at the links below.
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