Many singers profess to be natural storytellers, but few can claim to be published authors too. Jazz singer Connie Lansberg showcases these two areas of her creative output with the release of the album Tsera’s Gift, alongside a novel of the same name. (BHC Press) The record is an infectious and lilting collection of songs, performed by some of Melbourne’s leading musicians.
A longstanding fixture on the Australian jazz scene, Connie’s songs - at various points evoking Blossom Dearie, Madeleine Peyroux, and Carol King - brim with elegantly expressive melodies, and poetic lyrics.
As an author, she loves the long-form, but as a songwriter, she finds it thrilling, to sum up, the difficult, the wonderful, the terrifying, and exhilarating feeling of falling in or out of love in 4-minute soliloquies accompanied by talented musicians. She also believes we create our own reality and that belief is the driving force behind all her work.
Connie Lansberg blurs the line of music styles with her fifth studio album – Tsera's Gift Jazz Corner
This talented writer and singer has a one-of-a-kind sound that brings together a wide range of jazz influences. World of Jazz
Tsera's Gift highlights Connie's ability to make music that is fresh and inspiring. Medium
Connie Lansberg has a way with words. This makes sense when you learn she is a published author as well as an accomplished songwriter.
Adrian Jackson The Age
Tsera’s Gift gracefully walks that fine line between accessibility and sophistication, jazz, and pop, resulting in an album that mixes crystalline melodies with richly emotive sentiments. Medium
"Poised, beautiful and stylishly attired, Connie Lansberg commands her audience’s attention from the first note” - PBS Jazz Radio