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Charmaine Guests on "The Future of What"

The most recent episode of the music industry podcast "The Future of What" features CC talking about jazz, jazzipino and "The Better Angels."Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.06.2016



Charmaine to Headline SF International Arts Fest

The San Francisco International Arts Festival, May-June, 2016, announced Charmaine Clamor as one of their featured headliners, joining artists from nearly a dozen countries in a multi-disciplinary celebration of world culture.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.20.2015



"The Better Angels" Released Worldwide

Charmaine's long-awaited (4 years) new album, "The Better Angels" is now available. Produced by Grammy-winning pianist-arranger Laurence Hobgood, the new recording is being shared on a donate-what-you-wish basis, exclusively at Charmaine's online Store.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.15.2015



Live Concert Rave Review

The culture site Random Length News reviews CC's sold-out two-night run at the Torrance Cultural Center Nakano Theater. "With her smooth, velvety voice she commands attention as soon as she sings a note....She is a joy to see."Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.02.2015



CC Makes Top-50 U2 Cover List

The independent music site NonHollywood includes Charmaine's version of "With or Without You," from her 2007 album 'Flippin' Out,' in their list of Top-50 U2 cover songs.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.10.2014



"Joy of Jazz" Lineup Announced; All-Star Vocalists Featured

The 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, in Johannesburg, South Africa, announced a star-studded lineup featuring some of the world's finest vocalists. The singers at this year's Festival include Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Ann Hampton Callaway, Roberta Gambarini, and Charmaine Clamor.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.04.2014



Charmaine in NYC Parade and Concert

The 116th Annual Philippines Independence Day Parade in New York City will feature jazzipino queen Charmaine Clamor on a float and in a special performance in Madison Square Park. The event, free and open to the public, is June 1st (Sunday) on Madison Avenue & 23rd and typically attracts nearly 100,000 people.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.22.2014



Charmaine Teams with Dharma Gypsys on New Album

Charmaine lends her voice to the reggae/world/rock/yoga collective Dharma Gypsys on their new album, dropping today worldwide. Charmaine sings on four tracks, including the "No GMO" anthem "Wicked Garden."Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.01.2014



Rave for Charmaine Concert

The Filipino culture magazine Salamim reviews Charmaine's recent Grand Annex concert. Critic Lorenzo Paran writes of her performance: "deeply felt, transcendent and new."Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.09.2014



Advance Praise for CC's New Hobgood Album

Former LA Weekly jazz critic Brick Wahl has posted his initial impressions of Charmaine and Laurence Hobgood's new collaboration, declaring "I totally dug it. This is major label stuff if I ever heard it."Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.04.2014



Vocal Tracking Completed on New Album

Charmaine has finished tracking her vocal performances for her 5th North American album. Producer Laurence Hobgood and engineer Mark Myers are now editing and mixing the tracks.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.19.2014



CC in the Recording Studio

Charmaine is completing final vocals for her 5th North American album, produced by Laurence Hobgood.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.16.2014



Trio Tracking Completed with Laurence Hobgood & Cohorts

Rhythm section tracking for Charmaine Clamor's 5th North American album has been completed. Producer-arranger-pianist Laurence Hobgood, pianist Andy Langham, bassist Dominic Thiroux, and drummer Abe Lagrimas contributed their talents to a dozen tracks on the project.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.22.2013



Charmaine on PRI's

On today's edition of PRI/BBC's "The World " Charmaine Clamor speaks to host Marco Werman about typhoon devastation in the Philippines, starting at 11:06 in the program.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.13.2013



Positively Filipino Clamors for Charmaine

CC gives a revealing interview to the cultural publication Postively Filipino. Writer Oscar Penaranda shares his personal reactions to Charmaine's music.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.13.2013



Hilo Herald-Tribune Previews CC in Hawaii

Entertainment reporter John Burnett previews Charmaine's return to the Big Island of Hawaii.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.12.2013



The Garden Island Previews CC in Kauai

Kauai's paper of record, The Garden Island, previews CC on the cover of their "TGIF" weekend section.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.11.2013



Honolulu Star-Advertiser Makes Charmaine Concert a Weekend Top Choice

In her "Do It!" column, writer Stefanie Nakasone calls CC "smoky and sultry," previewing her concert on Oahu.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.11.2013



Maui Weekly Previews CC on the Hawaiian Islands

Previewing CC's upcoming 4-island Hawaiian tour, the Maui Weekly reports that Charmaine "has been thrilling audiences and getting rave reviews around the world with her jazzipino genre."Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.03.2013



JapanCinema Puts CC in "Creative Spotlight"

CC gives a wide-ranging and revealing interview to this hip Asian Culture site, including powerful advice for developing artists.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.01.2013



Finland Today Raves for CC's Helsinki Debut

Reviewing the 2013 Maailma Kylassa World Music Festival in Helsinki, Finland, critic Tony Ohberg writes, "Charmaine Clamor was the festival's musical highlight. She brought sunshine to a rainy Sunday afternoon."Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.31.2013



CC's First Interview in Finnish

In a piece entitled "Janoista jazzia," the festival magazine World Picture previews Charmaine's upcoming concert debut in Helsinki.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.13.2013



Raves for CC's "Hallelujah" Show

Los Angeles-area critics delivered unanimous rave reviews for Charmaine's special Easter concert, "Hallelujah: A Celebration of Rebirth." In Pinoy in America, Lorenzo Paran wrote, "A good concert, they say, is not so much a show as it is an experience. The audience at Charmaine Clamor's concert on Easter Sunday, got just that as the jazz singer took the stage for 'Hallelujah: A Celebration of Rebirth and Renewal.' That title says it all. Clamor treated the audience with songs that paid homage to love, positivity, healing and renewal." Don Heckman, longtime LA TIMES critic writing in IRoM, declared, "One could not have asked for a broader, more engaging set of songs. She delivered them with stunning effectiveness, balancing the lush timbres of her voice with the dramatic gestures and gripping expressiveness of a born musical story-teller." Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.02.2013



"Hallelujah" is Pick of the Week

Charmaine Clamor's special Easter show is Pick of the Week at the International Review of Music. The show "displays the full range of her remarkable vocal expressiveness."Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.26.2013



IRoM Picks CC, Pinoy Jazz

The International Review of Music named the 8th Annual Fil-Am JazzFest at Catalina's as "Pick of the Week" for Saturday, December 1st. The gala concert with big band is hosted by Charmaine Clamor.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.27.2012



CC Debuts on "Power ng Pinoy"

The television program "Power ng Pinoy," which profiles "world-class Filipino achievers," will feature a report on Queen of Jazzipino Charmaine Clamor. The episode premieres on October 14 (Sunday).Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.08.2012



CC, Kurt Elling and "1619 Broadway"

In the liner notes to his new Concord album, "1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project," friend and colleague Kurt Elling offers his thanks to Charmaine Clamor.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.03.2012



CC Named "Phenomenal Filipina" of the Month

Jazzipino Queen Charmaine Clamor has been selected as October's Phenomenal Filipina of the month at Pinay.com.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.28.2012



CC's Music Director Headed to Monk Competition

Charmaine Clamor's longtime Music Director, drummer, and ukulele master, Abe Lagrimas, has been chosen as one of the twelve semi-finalists in the annual Thelonious Monk Institute's jazz competition. This year's discipline is drums. Abe will compete at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on the weekend of September 21.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.10.2012



Charmaine Clamor Announces Hiatus

The Queen of Jazzipino, Charmaine Clamor, announced today that she'll be taking a hiatus from live performance until the Fall. "I'll be using some time to focus on health and wellness, and to think about what my relationship to the performing arts might be in the future," Charmaine explained. The official CC Fan Page, home of the popular Tagalog Word of the Day, will remain active on Facebook, and CharmaineClamor.com will be updated with breaking news, videos, and imagery.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.18.2012



Charmaine Talks with Asian Week

In anticipation of the historic release of recording retrospective of Emil Mijares, Grandfather of Filipino jazz, Charmaine Clamor gave an interview to Asian Week, sharing her memories of one of her mentors.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.14.2012



Pala Show Postponed; Anthology Show Scheduled

Because of a scheduling conflict at the venue, CC's Pala Casino show has been postponed. Instead, she'll celebrate Filipino Independence on June 10 (Sunday) at Anthology, in San Diego. The show begins at 7PM, with doors at 5PM.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.09.2012



CC in the Hollywood Spotlight

The nationally syndicated radio program "Carolyn Fox's Hollywood Spotlight" shines on the Queen of Jazzipino, featuring an after-hours special on CC's duet with Philippines President Benigno Aquino.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.19.2012



Adobo Nation Profiles CC and Friends

The popular Filipino lifestyle program "Adbobo Nation," on ABS-CBN, profiled Charmaine Clamor, Kayamanan ng Lahi, and Rondalla Club of LA in action at the Getty Museum. Reporter Anna Diaz interviewed CC at the historic production of "Agos."Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.01.2012



The Filipino Channel Profiles Charmaine

Reporter Henni Espinosa of "Balitang Amerika," the top-rated TV newsmagazine program of the TFC network, profiles the Queen of Jazzipino. The feature includes interviews, live concert footage and music video excerpts.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.17.2012



IRoM Pick of the Week for "Hallelujah!"

Charmaine Clamor's new show, "Hallelujah: A Celebration of Rebirth and Renewal," is the International Review of Music's Pick of the Week. Critic Don Heckman writes of Charmaine, "Clamor's remarkable talents reach beyond labeling into some of the most compelling jazz vocalizing of recent memory." The show debuts April 7-8 in Northern California.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.04.2012



ASIAN JOURNAL Previews "Hallelujah"

The nation's largest publication serving the Filipino Community previews Charmaine Clamor's new show, debuting on Easter Weekend in Northern California. The preview reveals some of the new songs CC will be debuting.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.29.2012



Temecula Night Out Previews CC Pala Casino Show

In a preview of Charmaine Clamor's Pala Casino debut on June 9th (Sunday; Filipino Independence Weekend), writer Howard Kotliar reports, "The short time I spent with Charmaine was heart warning. She possesses the essence of a truly gifted performer."Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.24.2012



Female Network Selects CC as "100 Amazing Filipinas"

The Female Network announced that Charmaine Clamor has been selected as one of their "100 Amazing Filipinas" for 2012. FN cited Charmaine's water advocacy and cultural trailblazing.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.21.2012



Asian Journal Raves for CC and "Agos"

In a review of the Getty Museum production of "Agos" starring Charmaine Clamor, reviewer Joseph Pimentel of Asian Journal deemed the show "a truly spectacular and unique performance."Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.21.2012



Charmaine Featured in Korea Daily News

The nationwide Korean-language daily newspaper, the Korea Daily News featured a profile of Filipino vocal star Charmaine Clamor. The KDN story previews Charmaine's guest starring appearance with Laurence Hobgood at the OneWorld Art & Music Festival, on Earth Day.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.20.2012



Charmaine Honored with a Koyang Award

On February 26th, at the International Gala Concert, the Philippines Jazz Festival Foundation awarded Charmaine Clamor their Koyang award in recognition of Charmaine's "invaluable dedication, support, and contribution" to Philippine jazz worldwide. The award is named after the late guitarist and arranger Edgar "Koyang" Avenir, one of the founders of the Philippines International Jazz Festival. Charmaine was one of six awardess in the 2012 class.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.26.2012



Getty Shows Sold-Out

Both Getty Museum performances of "Agos," starring Charmaine Clamor, have sold out in less than 48 hours. A stand-by line forms 90 minutes prior to each show on March 17-18.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.24.2012



Charmaine Clamor to Sing with Laurence Hobgood

The OneWorld Festival announced today that Charmaine Clamor has been selected to be the special guest vocalist with an all-star band directed by Kurt Elling's renowned pianist and arranger Laurence Hobgood. The two have worked together privately; April 21 at the OneWorld Festival in Simi Valley, Califronia, will be their public debut.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.16.2012



New California Tour Dates Announced

Charmaine Clamor's touring schedule has been updated to include new dates in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego. Check the SHOWS Page for details.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.15.2012



Chikka Cover Girl

Charmaine Clamor is the subject of a revealing cover story in the current edition of the Asian-American lifestyle publication Chikka Magazine.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.06.2012



February CCC Newsletter

The February edition of the CCC Newsletter has been sent to all Charmaine Clamor Club members worldwide, who received a special 50% discount code for single track downloads at the CC Store.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.05.2012



Getty Museum Ticket Announcement

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced that free tickets for Charmaine Clamor's March 17-18 concerts at the Harold Williams auditorium will become available on February 21st. Patrons may reserve up to four seats for each show by calling or emailing the Getty.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.27.2012



Rave Review of Charmaine Clamor and the Fil-Am JazzFest

In the International Review of Music, critic Don Heckman raves for Charmaine, writing, "Blessed with a rich, warm sound, intuitive musicality and irresistible swing, she also knows how to find the story at the heart of every song she sings."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.16.2011



International Review of Music Pick of the Week

The acclaimed music criticism site, IRoM, curated by former Los Angeles Times jazz critic Don Heckman, selects the 7th Annual Fil-Am JazzFest as one of their Picks of the Week. The concert at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club is hosted by Charmaine Clamor.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.12.2011



Asian Journal Previews the Fil-Am JazzFest and the Queen of Jazzipino

In a prominent EnNtertainment Section feature story, America's leading Filipino publication previews the upcoming 7th Annual Filipino-American Jazz & World Music Festival, hosted by the Queen of Jazzipino, Charmaine Clamor.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.03.2011



CC Makes "Secret" Appearance

Charmaine will be making an unpublicized guest appearance this Saturday at Vitello's, a small jazz lounge in Los Angeles. She'll sing a duet with former labelmate Mark Winkler.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.16.2011



Philippines Embassy Reception Features CC

The Philippines Embassy in Washington, DC, hosted a reception for a short film by Filipino filmmaker Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr. The film, "Muni-Muni," was featured in the Southeast Asian Arts on Film, organized by the Arts Club of Washington. The reception featured music by Filipino American jazz sensation Charmaine Clamor. Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.10.2011



CCC November Newsletter

Members of the CCC have been sent the November newsletter, with fresh video, a meet-the-band profile of Musical Director Abe Lagrimas, and more organic goodies.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.02.2011



Getty Museum Announces Ticketing Date for CC Concerts in 2012

The J. Paul Getty Museum, presenters of the "Sounds of LA" series, announced today that Charmaine's March 17-18 shows will have tickets available on February 21, 2012. Seats are free on a first-come basis, and only ticket holders will be admitted.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.27.2011



New Ticket Giveaway Announced

Catalina Bar & Grill and JazzPhil-USA, the presenters of the 7th Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival, announced today a VIP Ticket giveaway for the December 13 extravaganza. The winner gets 2 free concert tickets, autographed swag, and an exclusive backstage hang with Charmaine, the event's celebrity host.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.18.2011



Hawaii Herald-Tribune Previews Charmaine's Hilo PAC Concert

The Big Island's paper of record touts Charmaine as "the undisputed Queen of Jazzipino." Writer John Burnett calls CC "a sultry and sophisticated vocalist" and recounts her recent command performance for President Benigno Aquino.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.14.2011



Winner of Backstage Hang with CC in Hilo Announced

Charmaine Clamor fan David Meyer of Papaaloa, Hawaii was selected by random draw as the winner of the VIP Backstage Hang with Charmaine at her 10/14 concert at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. David wins two front row tickets, three autographed CDs, and the chance to go behind the scenes with CC and her band.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.11.2011



Filipino Chronicle Profile

In their latest edition, Hawaii's leading Filipino publication previews the Queen of Jazzipino's upcoming debut at University of Hawaii-Hilo.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.04.2011



CCC October Newsletter

The October Newsletter has been released. CCC members got a cool discount for organic chocolates, a Hawaii tour update, and the announcement of a major upcoming concert appearance. Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.01.2011



Winner of Backstage Hang with CC Announced

Charmaine Clamor fan FRANC BALITON of Los Angeles, California, was selected by random draw to receive 2 VIP Tickets, 3 autographed CDs, and an exclusive Backstage Hang with CC at her 9/16 show on Catalina Island. More contests announced soon!Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.14.2011



CC Pens Column for Asian Journal

Continuing her role as an environmental advocate with a special interest in water issues, the Queen of Jazzipino has contributed the second installment of her ongoing "Green is Gorgeous" column for America's leading Filipino newspaper. Charmaine Clamor's latest monthly column highlights a series of water initiatives in her native Philippines.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.31.2011



CCC August Newsletter Introduces Organic Goodies Along with Free Track

The August edition of the CCC (Charmaine Clamor Club) newsletter has been released worldwide. Members received discount codes for organic health & beauty products, as well as another free track from "Something Good." This month: the sultry Mark Winkler/Geoff Tozer composition "Sweet Spot." New fans can join for free by clicking on the CCC "Get a Free Track" link.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.02.2011



U.S. Ambassador Touts CC in Philippines Star Interview

In a lengthy interview with the newspaper Philippines Star, Harry Thomas, United States Ambassador to the Philippines, touts the Queen of Jazzipino. "Charmaine Clamor, have you heard her sing? She is a Fil-Am who grew up in Olongapo...One of her beautiful songs -- you know Sarah Vaughan has a great song called My Funny Valentine? Well, Charmaine's song is My Funny Brown Pinay, it's a tribute to Filipino women, and it's about 'my skin is brown, my nose is flat, and you're beautiful' and you should just be happy with the way you are."Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.15.2011



CC.com Unveils New Online Store

CharmaineClamor.com, the official Website of Queen of Jazzipino Charmaine Clamor, today unveiled a new online store. The easy-to-use shopping mall includes personally autographed CDs, the lowest priced downloads on the Web, and "green & gorgeous" Funny Brown Pinay merchandise. CC's new store was conceived by Dave Love, former president of Heads Up Records and manager of Esperanza Spalding, and Todd Brown of IESMMS.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.11.2011



CC Serenades Washington, DC Diplomatic Corps in Honor of Philippines

Capping off a whirlwind 6-months that saw her deliver a command performance at Malacanang Palace for President Benigno Aquino and concert debuts in Denver, Montreal, and Paris, Charmaine Clamor celebrated the 113th Philippines Independence Day by delivering another command performance for the Philippines Embassy in Washington, DC. On June 13, the Queen of Jazzipino serenaded guest of honor Senator Daniel Inouye (D- Hawaii), Philippines Ambassador Jose Cuisia, and the Embassy's distinguished guests from the Departments of State, Defense, Commerce, as well as diplomats from around the globe.

Ms. Clamor shared songs in Tagalog, English and Taglish, closing the evening with her signature number, "Dahil Sa Yo" ("Because of You").

Charmaine Clamor closes out the first-half of 2011 with a concert on June 19th in Union, NJ, at Kean University Wilkins Theater, benefitting Mano-a-Mano International Relief Organization.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.14.2011



CCC June Newsletter Features "Doodlin' in Taglish"

Members of the CCC (Charmaine Clamor Club): The June Newsletter with this month's Freebie has been sent directly to your inbox. Enjoy the jazzipino track! To join (it's free!), just click and submit.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.01.2011



CC at the 'Dog' is Top Pick in Detroit Metro-Times

Charmaine's ongoing engagement at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe Farms is the Top Pick from Metro-Times calendar editors.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.26.2011



Charmaine's Live TV Performance Archived and Available

CC and her trio's live appearance on Fox2's "News Morning" is now available for viewing online. Her 4-night engagement in Detroit continues through May 28.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.25.2011



Oakland Press Previews CC's Michigan Debut

Columnist Gary Graff explores the roots of jazzipino and highlights Charmaine's stylistic originality.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.20.2011



CC on TV: "Fox2 News Morning" Live Performance

Charmaine Clamor and her trio will perfom live on "Fox2 News Morning" on May 25 (Wednesday), opening night of her four-night engagement at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. The Queen of Jazzipino is scheduled for the 9AM hour.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.19.2011



Broadway World Previews Charmaine's Michigan Debut

Charmaine Clamor's upcoming four-night engagement at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, is the subject of a preview story at Broadway World.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.12.2011



CC Selected to Serenade Washington, DC for Filipino National Day Reception

Charmaine Clamor has been chosen by President Benigno Aquino's incoming Ambassador to the United States Mr. Jose Cuirias to entertain State Department and Diplomatic Corp guests in Washington, DC for the embassy's official Filipino National Day celebration, June 12-13. The event is by invitation only.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.03.2011



Immigrant Magazine Features Charmaine

The publication and Web portal Immigrant urges readers to "discover the world music artist" Charmaine Clamor, herself a proud immigrant to the United States.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.02.2011



Philippine News Profiles Charmaine

The international publication Philippine News leads off the Entertainment section of the current issue with "Jazzipino Artist Goes Global," a profile of Charmaine Clamor's burgeoning career. Writer Janet Nepales reports that CC is "conquering the world with her musical talent and innovation."Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.17.2011



CC's "Flow" Video Debuts on MYX TV

ABS-CBN/TFC, the distributors of MYX music channel, announced that the network will begin airing Charmaine's water-advocacy music video "Flow" worldwide.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.08.2011



Charmaine to Headline Annual SIPA Benefit

Tickets are now on sale for the 39th Annual SIPA Benefit gala, "Pag-Asa," held in downtown Los Angeles. The Queen of Jazzipino will be the evening's headliner.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.03.2011



Charmaine Celebrates World Water Day with New Water-Advocacy Music Video

In partnership with the United Nations World Water Day, CC today released a new music video of "Flow: A Simple Drink of Water," a water-advocacy anthem from her album Something Good. The video, featuring Charmaine and a group of children in nature, raises awareness of our global water crisis is an uplifting, positive energy.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.22.2011



Philippines Inquirer on CC and the Prez

Writing in Manila's leading broadsheet, Showbiz and Style columnist Ruben Nepales reports on Charmaine's command performance "memorable gig" at the Presidential Palace.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.17.2011



Inside World Music Reviews CC's Two Latest Albums

Critic Matthew Forss reviews "Something Good" and "My Harana," finding Charmaine's voice "addictive." Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.11.2011



Philippines Female Network Selects CC as Top-20 Filipina Singer

Citing her success in bringing Filipino sounds to worldwide audiences, the Female Network includes Charmaine Clamor among their Top-20 Filipina singers. The list includes Lea Salonga, Charice Pempengco, and Charmaine's labelmate Sarah Geronimo.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.10.2011



Boston Herald Makes CC at Regattabar Pick of the Weekend

The Queen of Jazzipino's debut at Boston's Regattabar jazz club is the Boston Herald's top Music Choice for Saturday, March 5.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.04.2011



CC to Appear on BBC/PRI's "The World"

Following her command performance for President Benigno Aquino and in anticipation of her debut at Boston's Regattabar, the Queen of Jazzipino will make an in-studio appearance on March 4 (Friday) at WGBH studios, performing live. The show, hosted by Marco Werman, is heard worldwide. Check local listings for air times.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.02.2011



CC Sings for Filipino President Aquino

BREAKING NEWS: Charmaine has just returned from Malacanang Palace, where she gave a private concert for U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Mr. Harry Thomas and Mr. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES. Details and images coming soon.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.26.2011



CC Featured Artist On Mexican Radio This Week

Mexico City's 96.1FM, the official station of the National University of Mexico, is spotlighting Charmaine on their nightly jazz show, hosted by Dr. Roberto Aymes. The programs featuring the Queen of Jazzipino can be heard live and on the Internet 8-9PM (EST) February 23, 24, and 25.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.23.2011



CC Concert Top Weekend Choice in Manila

The entertainment and lifestyle site Spot Philippines touts Charmaine's only Philippines Jazz Festival appearance open to the general public, at the Peninsula Hotel, as one of their top-10 events of the weekend.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.17.2011



KKJZ Arts Report Podcast with Charmaine

The nation's #1 jazz station, KKJZ 88.1FM in Los Angeles, features Charmaine Clamor on their current Arts Report. Host P.J. Ochlan discusses her new album Something Good and CC's upcoming dinner show on Valentine's night.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.11.2011



LA TIMES Selects Charmaine's KKJZ Valentine's Show as Top Pick

The LA TIMES Calendar section has chosen Charmaine's Valentine's Night dinner show as one of their Top Picks.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.10.2011



"Adobo Nation" TV Segment on CC's Green and Healthy Lifestyle

Lights! Cameras! Veggie smoothies! Airing on ABS-CBN's newsmagazine program "Adobo Nation," Anna Diaz profiles the Queen of Jazzipino and her holistic approach to life and music.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.09.2011



CC's K-Jazz Valentine's Night Dinner is IROM Pick of the Week

Calling Charmaine "one of the uniquely creative, rising vocal jazz stars," critic Don Heckman's list of music events in NYC, LA, and San Francisco includes Charmaine's Valentine's Night show, hosted by the "equally incomparable" Bubba Jackson of KKJZ.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.08.2011



Nikkei View Reviews CC's Denver Debut

Japanese-American columnist Gil Asakawa vividly describes the impressions of a "first-timer" seeing the jazzipino queen and her band live.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.03.2011



Denver Examiner Preview and Review

Denver jazz critic Rob Johnson writes, "This is a talent that should be filling stadiums, not 300-seat civic auditoriums."Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.28.2011



CC Concert Makes TV News Feature on TFC's Balitang America

The top-rated Filipino news-magazine show, Balitang America, seen worldwide on TFC, profiles Charmaine with footage captured at her NYC CD release concert. Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.26.2011



CC Earns "Fun Fearless Female" Award Nomination

Cosmo Philippines announced today that Charmaine has been nominated for their 2011 "Fun Fearless Female" award in the "Achievers Abroad" category. Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.25.2011



CC is Double Winner in Filipino-American Vocal Arts Awards

The inaugural Filipino-American Vocal Arts Online Music Awards were announced today. Charmaine Clamor was named "Best Jazz/Blues Performer" (for Dahil Sa 'Yo) and "Best World Music Performer" (for O, Ilaw). Other winners include apl.de.ap and Charice Pempengco.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.14.2011



Epoch Times Reviews "Something Good"

Critic Joe Bendel writes that Charmaine exhibits "the sensibilities of an old-world balladeer and a contemporary soul singer." He predicts that her delivery on Something Good "is the sort of performance that should heartily appeal to Diana Krall fans." Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.11.2011



Huffington Post on Charmaine's Music

In a preview of her impending Colorado debut, columnist Gil Asawaka delivers a trenchant profile of Charmaine and her jazzipino creations.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.06.2011



CC in the "Doodlin' Lounge"

Host Pete Fallico of KCSM (San Francisco) hosts an hour-long segment devoted to Charmaine's music, featuring tracks from all four of her American releases.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.27.2010



Charmaine's Collaboration with David Byrne Nets Year-End "Best" Lists

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne & Fatboy Slim concept album with, among others, guest stars Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant, and Charmaine Clamor, appears on numerous critics' year-end "Best of 2010" lists. Charmaine's contribution, "Walk Like a Woman," is cited by many reviewers as one of the double-album's stand out tracks.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.23.2010



More Raves for Something Good

Fresh reviews of Something Good, the latest from the Queen of Jazzipino, highlight the recording's eclecticism and depth. The LA Weekly called it "sensational," the International Review of Music called it "stellar," and EjazzNews declared the album "one of 2010Æs studies in highly sophisticated and sensual elegance."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.06.2010



Philippine Inquirer Interview

One of Manila's leading broadsheets interviews the Queen of Jazzipino in advance of her CD Release concert in Hollywood. Writer Ruben Nepales gets CC to reveal the secrets behind each song on "Something Good."Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.27.2010



Something Good Moves into World Music Top-20

The new JazzWeek World Music radio chart has CC's latest, Something Good moving into the top-20 thanks to strong play in 46 of the 50 states.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.19.2010



Raves for Something Good

Charmaine's 4th US album, Something Good continues to earn a string of rave reviews. Jeffrey Sisk of In Tune writes, "the honey-voiced Clamor is one of the jazz world's up-and-coming stars. Her powerful pipes impress, even if you don't understand the Tagalog lyrics." Critic John Book of This is Book's Music declares that Something Good "proves that Clamor is is one of the best vocalists of this generation." And Jordan Richardson of Blogcritics declares "Something Good is another slick, sensual, funky recording from one of jazzÆs rising stars. Its affectionate concoction of styles and genres is wonderfully inebriating."Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.15.2010



"Something Good" Climbs World Charts

Bolstered by strong radio play of all 13 tracks, particularly "Doodlin' in Taglish," Charmaine's latest album Something Good climbs to #26 on the JazzWeek World Music Chart.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.10.2010



November Free Track: "Every Single Moment"

VIP subscribers to CC.com learned today the title of November's free song. It's track #1 from Something Good, "Every Single Moment," composed by Bo Razon & Michael Konik. The haunting morna-esque tune features Richard Ickard(guitar), Dominic Thiroux (bass), Abe Lagrimas (cajon), and multi-instrumental master Bo Razon on laud, persussion, and tres. Join the mailing list for your free copy.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.04.2010



Another Rave for "Something Good"

In a review posted on In a Blue Mood Ron W writes: "The mix of material and musical backdrops combined with ClamorÆs sensuous and evocative vocals makes 'Something Good' a terrific recording."Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.02.2010



New Free Track Coming on 11/1

"Breakfast With Bubba," the current free track for CharmaineClamor.com subscribers, will be replaced on 11/1 with a new free track from "Something Good." The name of the new track will be announced live on the "Cool Jazz Conversations" program, available online. A valid email address gets the whole world free original music from Charmaine Clamor & Her Killin' Sweethearts band.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.26.2010



Smooth Jazz Magazine Review and Photo Spread

Jazzipino makes the pages of "Smooth Jazz." Writer-photographer Art Jackson reviews the Asian American Music Festival and describes Charmaine's performance as "inviting, warm, and jovial."Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.24.2010



JazzPage Raves for "Something Good"

In a review filed under "Raves," JazzPage describes Charmaine as possessing "a rich, soulful voice that echoes with a confidence of singers beyond her years."Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.18.2010



"Pick of the Week" at IROM and LA WEEKLY

The Asian American Music Festival, starring Jake Shimabukuro, Sachal Vasandani, and Charmaine Clamor, is this weekend's top music pick from two of Los Angeles's most respected critics, Don Heckman of International Review of Music and Brick Wahl of LA Weekly.Read More

POSTED ON OCTOBER.14.2010



TV News Feature on Charmaine's Jazzipino

ABS-CBN's "TV Patrol," the top-rated newsmagazine program in the Philippines, profiles America's #1 Filipino jazz artist, crediting Charmaine for "bringing "peace and harmony through music."Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.27.2010



Charmaine's Something Good Enters the World Music Charts

Two weeks ahead of its scheduled October 4th release, Charmaine's 4th U.S. album, "Something Good," has entered the JazzWeek World Music Radio Chart at #43. Pre-release radio play has been strong nationwide, with the record being heard in more than 50 markets in 30 states.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.22.2010



Charmaine Clamor Music Video Selected for Filipino International Film Festival

The Los Angeles Filipino International Film Festival has announced that Charmaine Clamor's music video of "Lahat Ng Araw" has been selected as one fo the official "shorts" entries. A popular song from Charmaine's 2008 album "My Harana," the "Lahat" video was directed by Christopher Ad. Castillo.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.15.2010



Charmaine Featured on Inspirational Bookmark

Western Union Philippines has issued free collector's edition bookmarks containing words of encouragement from inspirational Filipinos worldwide. Participants include the singers Lea Salonga and Charmaine Clamor.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.13.2010



Phillipine Star Columnist: Charmaine Enriches "Here Lies Love"

Respected Philippines entertainment columnist Baby Gil, writing in the Philippine Star, declares David Byrne's Imelda Marcos-themed "Here Lies Love" to be filled with "great music," and picks Charmaine's guest appearance, "Walk Like a Woman," as "one of the album's best tracks."Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.30.2010



Levit Pavilion Free Concert is LA WEEKLY's Pick of the Week

In a column headlined "Jazzpino Sounds," touting Charmaine's free concert Saturday night, jazz critic Brick Wahl writes, "[Charmaine's music] is an unusual mix in the stylistically conservative world of female jazz vocalists ù her talent and persona (and looks) have gone over real big back at home, where she's quite the star." Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.26.2010



Levitt Pavilion Free Concert is IROM's Pick of the Week

Writing in the International Review of Music, critic Don Heckman calls Charmaine "The PhilippinesÆ gift to the world of jazz singing." The long-time Los Angeles Times critic noted that Charmaine "gets better and better with every performance, spreading her extraordinary musical versatility in all directions. Hopefully sheÆll offer a glimpse into the songs on her soon to be released new album, Something Good. And this time out, it wonÆt cost a penny to hear and see this world class artist at the Levitt Pavilion in a free concert in MacArthur Park."Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.24.2010



"Let's Take a Trip" Single FREE to the World

Charmaine Clamor is giving away the first single from her upcoming 4th U.S. album, "Something Good." The FREE song, "Let's Take a Trip," was written by Mon David and Michael Konik and is compatible with any listening device. Click the link to get your complimentary track.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.20.2010



Charmaine Selected as CDBaby's "Discovery Artist" of the Day

The editors of CDBaby's indie-artist catalogue have selected Charmaine as their "Discovery Artist" of the day in advance of the release of her 4th U.S. album, "Something Good."Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.12.2010



Charmaine Earns Nomination for Philippines Star Awards in Music

The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) announced the nominations for the 2nd Annual Star Awards for Music today. Charmaine Clamor is nominated in the Jazz Artist category for "Jazzipino," her 2009 Viva Records debut. The awards will be presented later this month at Manila's Ateneo University.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.10.2010



CC Shoots Music Video for Something Good

Director Ned Vizmanos has completed principal photography of the first music video from Charmaine's upcoming new album, Something Good. The video, set to the song "Flow," dedicated to clean drinking water for all citizens of Earth, features Charmaine singing and dancing in a multitude of beautiful water settings, contrasted with imagery of children and villagers toiling to find a decent drink. The video will be released worldwide prior to the October 1st pre-sale of Charmaine's new album.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.31.2010



Juneau Empire Front Page Profile

In a front page profile in the Juneau Empire writer-photogrpaher Klas Stolpe traces Charmaine's musical journey back to her childhood roots in the Philippines.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.15.2010



U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Raves for Charmaine on TV Interview

In an interview broadcast on the ABS-CBN news show "Headstart," United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Harry Thomas, Jr., revealed that he is a loyal fan of the Queen of Jazzipino. Envoy Thomas said his favorite Charmaine song is "My Funny Brown Pinay," which, he felt, "is a tribute to Filipino women to love and embrace themselves."Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.01.2010



PRI's "The World" Interviews Charmaine for Imelda, Byrne Feature

Marco Werman, producer of "Global Hit" and host of "The World" spoke with Charmaine about growing up under martial law and collaborating with David Byrne on "Here Lies Love." The feature was broadcast internationally and is archived at "The World" site.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.27.2010



Production Completed on "Something Good"

Charmaine's 4th US release, "Something Good," has been completed. The album , slated for a November debut, features seven original songs and guest appearances from Charmaine's FreeHam Family, including Linda "the Kid" Hopkins. Members of CharmaineClamor.com with a working email will soon be sent a FREE, no-DRM preview track in advance of the nationwide release.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.14.2010



Daily Beast "Yes List" Taps HLL & Charmaine

David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" was selected by The Daily Beast as one of the three culturally significant products of the week. The editors cite the vocal participation of Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant, Cyndi Lauper and "Filipino jazz singer Charmaine Clamor."Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.16.2010



NEW YORK TIMES Mention

In his review of "Here Lies Love," pop critic Jon Pareles cites Charmaine's contribution as the only Filipino on the all-star project.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.10.2010



NY Daily News, Audrey Magazine Celebrate Charmaine & David Byrne

Joining the international chorus of praise for "Here Lies Love," Audrey Magazine, the Asian American Women's Lifestyle magazine, touts Charmaine's collaboration with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The Daily News calls her take on "Walk Like a Woman" a "poised performance."Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.08.2010



American Songwriter Raves for "Walk Like a Woman"

In his review of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's new "Here Lies Love," reviewer Kyle Phillips writes, "the Charmaine Clamor-performed 'Walk Like a Woman' fully achieve the toe-tapping ideal the duo set out for." Charmaine is the only jazz singer (and only Filipina) on the project. Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.07.2010



LA WEEKLY Pick of the Week

Jazz columnist Brick Wahl writes: "The jazzipino stuff can be spookily effective: Throw in some standards, a couple soulful, Joe Bataanûlike pinay anthems, a dirty blues, plus her tune from the latest David Byrne project, Here Lies Love (an Imelda Marcos tribute), and you've got a powerful couple of sets."Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.07.2010



David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Launches Worldwide; Charmaine's Single Released

Nonesuch Records has launched "Here Lies Love," David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's 22-song disco-rock-pop-opera about former Philippines dictator's wife Imelda Marcos, featuring an all-star cast of guest vocalists, including Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, and Natalie Merchant. Charmaine's single from the double-album, track #9, "Walk Like a Woman," has received stellar reviews around the globe, including from the London Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Huffington Post.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.06.2010



IROM Pick of the Week

Don Heckman's "International Review of Music" has selected Charmaine's Saturday night performance at Catalina Bar & Grill as a Pick of the Week.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.05.2010



Asian Journal Profiles "Queen of Jazzipino"

In anticipation of Charmaine's Hollywood celebration of "Here Lies Love," the leading Filipino-American publication, Asian Journal profiled the "Queen of Jazzipino" in a story sub-titled "Clamoring for a PinayÆs Mesmerizing Vocals."Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.15.2010



Charmaine Hosts and Narrates Documentary Film "The Hidden Dream"

"The Hidden Dream," a powerful documentary about the Filipino experience with America, has been released on DVD. Produced by Lilies and Ravens International, the film explores the intimate and complicated relationship between the Philippines and the United States. In addition to having several of her songs on the soundtrack, Charmaine is the film's on-camera host and narrator.Read More

POSTED ON MARCH.06.2010



Female Network Profiles "Jazzipino Queen"

Writer Stephanie Castillo profiles Charmaine: "It is her unfailing loyalty to the Philippines and Filipinos that has brought this domestic diva so much success in her careerùeven spawning the hybrid Fil-Am jazz genre she coined: Jazzipino." In the interview, Charmaine gives FN her views on fame, Filipino mentalities, and the future of jazz. Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.01.2010



"Here Lies Love" Release Postponed

The worldwide release of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" on Nonesuch Records, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until April 6th. Samples and pre-release downloads remain available at DavidByrne.com. Charmaine joins Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, and other vocalists as one of the guest stars. She appears on Track #9, "Walk Like a Woman."Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.23.2010



Manila Sense & Style Magazine Feature

The February issue of Manila's monthly fashion, beauty, and culture magazine features a full-page Q&A with the Philippines' celebrated jazzipino export. Editor Krizette Chu quizzes Charmaine about what's on her current playlist -- aside from jazz.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.17.2010



Philippines Inquirer Previews Charmaine in Manila, on David Byrne Album

In an Entertainment Section front page story coinciding with her eagerly anticipated appearance at the Philippines International JazzFest, columnist Ruben Nepales previews Charmaine's participation on the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim album "Here Lies Love," touting her involvement as the only Filipina on the Imelda Marcos-based project.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.12.2010



Charmaine Tours the Philippines

America's leading Filipina jazz & world vocalist returns to her homeland for the month of February, where she is headlining the 5th Annual Philippines International JazzFest, including a Closing Night concert with the Yellowjackets. Check the SHOWS page for full details of Charmaine's Manila itinerary.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.01.2010



Downbeat Reviews Charmaine's Asian American Jazz Festival Performance

The Feburary, 2010 issue of Downbeat contains a review of Charmaine's headlining appearance at the 2009 Asian American Jazz Festival, in Little Tokyo. Critic Kirk Silsbee calls her a "passionate" and "exuberant performer."Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.12.2010



Philippines Inquirer LifeStyle Reviews "Incredible" NYC Concert

Writer Dennis Clemente reviews Charmaine and her Filipino jazz cohorts at the Inaugural NYC Fil-Am Jazzfest, declaring that "Clamor might as well be the Kuh Ledesma of her generation." Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.20.2009



Release Date Announced for David Byrne/Fatboy Slim Album with Charmaine Clamor

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne announced today the release date and lineup for his highly anticipated collaboration with Fatboy Slim and 22 female guest vocalists. "Here Lies Love" will be available worldwide on February 23, 2010 on Nonesuch Records. The album, a two-disc, one-DVD box set, is about the life of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines. Guest artists inlcude Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Nathalie Merchant, Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, Kate Pierson (of the B-52s) and Charmaine Clamor, who appears on Track #9, "Walk Like a Woman." Charmaine is the only Filipina -- and the only jazz singer -- on the project.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.14.2009



New York Times Jazz Pick

Writing in the weekend Arts section New York Times, critic Nate Chinen recommends Charmaine and her Filipino cohorts at the Inaugural NYC Filipino-American Jazz Festival as one of his Jazz Picks, calling her "a gifted singer."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.11.2009



Los Angeles Valley Star Interview

Writer-photographer Scott Mitchell interviews Charmaine about her recent appearance at the Asian American Jazz Festival and her upcoming stint at the Filipino-American Jazz Festival at Catalina Bar & Grill.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.03.2009



"City of the Angels Music" Podcast

Charmaine is the featured guest on this week's episode of "City of the Angels Music." Editor Jim Fowler interviews Charmaine about the upcoming Filipino-American Jazz Festival at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.02.2009



Charmaine and Cohorts are Pick of the Week

The International Review of Music has selected Charmaine and her fellow Pinoy jazz all-stars performing at the 5th Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club as their Pick of the Week. Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.30.2009



Manila Mail Reviews Charmaine's DC Concert Appearance

The leading Filipino publication of Washington, DC, reviewed Charmaine's recent concert appearance in Maryland. Writer Rod Garcia reported, "Super cool Jazzer Charmaine Clamor (who flew in from LA that same day) was amazing! She wowed the crowd with her beautiful voice and style. CharmaineÆs good nature, her sense of humor and musicality won everybody over immediately. She garnered a standing ovation that evening." Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.20.2009



Jazzwax Raves for Charmaine's Latest

In his "New Discoveries" column, New York critic Marc Myers writes of Charmaine's My Harana, "Her voice is genuine, and her timbre shimmers with fragrant beauty. I do not speak Filipino, so the lyrics are lost on me. But you sense instantly what Clamor is singing about, and you realize she is a gorgeous singer. She's that good."Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.15.2009



LA WEEKLY Previews Charmaine Concert at Asian American Jazz Festival

Jazz columnist Brick Wahl, previewing Charmaine's appearance with Hiromi at the Asian American Jazz Festival in downtown Los Angeles, writes of jazzipino: "Mix in the soul, a hint of funk and attitude, some torch tunes and you have a genre in the making. Her ôMy Funny Brown Pinayö does for the sisters what Joe BataanÆs ôYoung, Gifted and Brownö did for the pinoy brothers a generation ago. Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.30.2009



Philippine Star Raves for Charmaine's "Jazzipino" Album

Reviewer Baby Gil, music columnist for the Star, one of Manila's leading newspapers, says that Charmaine's music "sounds like nobody else." Of the numerous new artists releasing CDs in the Philippines, Gil writes that Charmaine has, "the most daring and most interesting album among these Pinoy divas." Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.25.2009



Cover Girl of FILIPINAS Magazine

Charmaine is featured on the cover of America's leading Filipino publication, Filipinas Magazine. The October issue is dedicated to the nine winners of the magazine's 12th Annual Achievement Awards. Charmaine is the 2009 honoree in the field of Entertainment.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.09.2009



ASIA Magazine Interview

The San Diego-based publication ASIA caught up with Charmaine during her recent visit to Fil-Am Fest, where she treated her Filipino brothers and sisters to a taste of jazzipino. Writer Nicole Alfonso got the story.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.08.2009



Jazz Times Home Page

Charmaine's smiling face graces the Home page of Jazz Times, the leading jazz publication in America. A story about the First Annual Asian-American Jazz Festival, headlined by Charmaine and Hiromi, leads the news.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.07.2009



Urban Network Cheers for Ford Ampitheatre Performance

Music editor A. Scott Galloway, in his extensive review of Barbara Morrison's 60th Birthday Concert at the Ford, cites Charmaine's performance as "a blissful moment of sensual loveliness."Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.29.2009



Manila Bulletin Raves for JAZZIPINO

In a review of her Viva Records album launch in Manila's leading broadsheet, writer Yugel Losorata reports that Charmaine "wowed the curious crowd," describing her as "truly an entertainer of global standard. She delivers her lines with much sincerity and make every number a highlight." Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.23.2009



"JAZZIPINO" Launches in Manila; Viva Records Promo Tour

Charmaine Clamor's debut album on Viva Records, "JAZZIPINO," launches in Manila, Philippines. America's leading Filipina jazz & world vocalist returns to her birth country for an extensive promotional tour in support of the album, the first and only jazz recording on the prestigious pop label. Through September 30, Ms. Clamor has a full schedule of Filipino TV appearances, Radio interviews, and several Free Concerts open to the public. Check the SHOWS page for updated schedule and details!Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.16.2009



Charmaine Honored With 2009 Filipinas Achievement Award in Entertainment

The 12th Filipinas Magazine Achievement Awards Panel of Jurors unanimously voted to confer on Charmaine the award for outstanding achievement in Entertainment, recognizing her accomplishments in promoting Filipino jazz. The awards ceremony, with Filipino leaders from various fields, will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at a dinner reception at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.10.2009



"Queen of Jazzipino" TV News Feature on NAM

Charmaine is the subject of a New America Media video feature, available on Comcast in the Bay Area. Anchor and producer Odette Keeley explores Charmaine's contributions to American and Asian musical culture, with footage shot at Charmaine's recent Yoshi's Oakland appearance.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.01.2009



All About Jazz "Takes Five" with Charmaine

The current edition of AAJ contains an entertaining Q&A with Charmaine, including a revelation about her "dream band."Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.11.2009



Charmaine to Narrate Documentary Film About Filipino Experience

The production company Lilies and Ravens International has retained Charmaine Clamor to narrate their 60-minute documentary, "The Hidden Dream," a film that explores Filipinos' relationship with America. The film debuts later this year.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.05.2009



Charmaine Wins ASIAN HERITAGE AWARD in Performing Arts

Charmaine has won the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Award in the Performing Arts.

On July 25, in a black-tie ceremony aboard the USS Midway Battle Carrier, in San Diego Harbor, the Philippines native and resident of Los Angeles, was recognized for her trailblazing accomplishments in bringing Filipino languages, melodies, and instruments to mainstream listeners. Ms. Clamor was joined by the evening's Guest of Honor, Major General (Ret.) Antonio Taguba, the Filipino-American hero who earned international respect for delivering the comprehensive military report on the atrocities at Abu Ghraib.

The Asian Heritage Awards, administered by ASIA Magazine, recognizes Asian and Pacific Islander leaders in various fields, including Medicine, Education, Government, and the Performing Arts. Up to ten nominees in each category are selected through a blue-ribbon committee. Winners are chosen by the public, who complete ballots online and in the magazine. Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.26.2009



James Moody, Tierney Sutton, Hiromi, Barbara Morrison...and Charmaine

Charmaine has inked deals to perform in upcoming months with living legends and legends in the making. She has been invited to share the stage with the Queen of LA Jazz & Blues, Barbara Morrison, at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles, where they will be joined by some of the jazz world's giants, including James Moody and Tierney Sutton. Later this year, Charmaine will headline the first Asian American Jazz festival, with Japanese piano genius Hiromi. Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.22.2009



Special Guest on Mon David Recording

Charmaine Clamor is the special guest vocalist on Mon David's new FreeHam Records CD, "Coming True." She joins David, the winner of the 2006 London International Jazz Vocal Competition, on Track #4, "Only Once," a blazing original tune combining funk, swing, and scatting. The CD is officially available on October 5th. Downloads are available now.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.15.2009



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POSTED ON JUNE.06.2009



Asian Heritage Award Nomination

The Asian Heritage Society announced today that Charmaine Clamor has been nominated for an Asian Heritage Award in the Performing Arts category. Voting for the award is conducted on the Asian Heritage official Website. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2009, at a ceremony aboard the USS Midway, in San Diego.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.25.2009



Rogue Magazine Profile

Writer Collis Davis profiles Charmaine and her jazzipino sound in the current issue of Rogue, a Manila-based lifestyle magazine aimed at affluent young men. The article describes Charmaine's life as "an unending stream of amazing accomplishments." Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.17.2009



Manila Sense & Style Profile

In a combination feature story and fashion layout entitled "Amid the Clamor," writer Krizette Chu introduces readers to "the musical odyssey of a brown singer in the land of milk and honey."Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.11.2009



Balikbayan Magazine Profiles Charmaine

The May issue of Balikbayan Magazine, a glossy publication created by Asian Journal, contains a profile of Charmaine and her jazzipino. In an article entitled "America Clamors for Charmaine," Writer Ruben Nepales traces Charmaine's rise from the provinces of the Philippines to her acclaimed appearances at America's top jazz venues and world music radio stations. The story, with photos by Janet Nepales, appears on pages 44-47.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.01.2009



LA JAZZ SCENE Raves for Charmaine

Editor Myrna Daniels raves for Charmaine's recent concert in Hollywood, at Catalina Bar & Grill jazz club, calling her "enchanting," "entertaining," and "stunning."Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.01.2009



Charmaine Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Record Deal With Asia's Viva Records

Vicente "Boss Vic" del Rosario, CEO of Viva Records, announced today that his label has signed Charmaine Clamor to a four-year, four-album recording contract. Viva, based in Manila, is now the exclusive distributor of Charmaine's music in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Charmaine's native Philippines.

Viva is one of the top pop music labels in the Philippines. Charmaine is their first jazz artist. Appropriately, her first Viva album is entitled "Jazzipino." It will be launched this summer, in Manila. Check the SHOWS page for updated information on concerts, autograph signings, and radio and TV appearances.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.28.2009



Charmaine Earns Women's Rights Award

In recognition of her "continued support in ending violence against women and championing their rights," Charmaine Clamor was named a "2009 Vagina Warrior Awardee" by the NY/NJ/PA organizers of V-Day, including the Honorable Cecilia Rebong, Consul General of the Philippines. The award was bestowed following Charmaine's musical and theatrical performance of "The Vagina Monologues," in New York City. Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.20.2009



LA WEEKLY on Charmaine: "Wonderful," "Brilliant" and "Riveting"

Jazz columnist Brick Wahl recommends Charmaine's appearance at Catalina's, in Hollywood: "Also on Friday, the wonderful Filipina-American vocalist Charmaine Clamor is at Catalina, where sheÆll be performing a blend of jazz numbers, a little soul, and a lot of her brilliant jazz takes on classic Filipino tunes. The arrangements are spare and ethnic, the emotion real, and the whole thing can be riveting." Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.02.2009



Pick of the Week

Critic Don Heckman, longtime jazz reviewer of the LA TIMES and editor of the International Review of Music, has selected Charmaine's one-nighter at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club, in Hollywood, as a Pick of the Week, describing her performance as "not to be missed."Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.30.2009



Charmaine Cited in Two Jazz Reference Books

The latest editions of two definitive jazz reference books cite Charmaine's contributions to the ongoing evolution of jazz. Critic Scott Yanow's "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide" contains an entry on Charmaine's incorporation of indigenous Filipino sounds into her music, and historian Richie Quirino's "Mabuhay Jazz: Jazz in Post-war Philippines" includes an extensive interview and photos. Both books are available online.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.19.2009



Special West and East Coast Engagements Announced for April

Before departing for an extensive Asian Tour -- details to be announced soon -- Charmaine has been signed for two exclusive engagements on both coasts. On April 3 (Friday) she will perform a concert at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club, in Hollywood, California. On April 18 (Saturday), in New York City, she will reprise her acclaimed performance in "The Vagina Monologues" in English and Tagalog.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.13.2009



Charmaine to Receive Special Philippine 'Oscar' and Perform at Awards Show

The Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Asia's oldest awards-giving body, announced today that Charmaine Clamor has been selected to receive a special FAMAS Award of Merit (the Filipino "Oscar") as "Philippines Best Jazz Vocalist." Charmaine will accept the honor during the live TV broadcast, where she will perform one of her signature "jazzipino" songs. Charmaine will also present the "Best Movie Theme Song" award during the event. The 57th FAMAS Awards will be held on June 27, 2009, at the Manila Hotel.Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.02.2009



Asian Journal Reviews New York City Concert at Iridium Jazz Club

Noting the attendance of the Filipino Consul General and the Filipino Ambassador to the United Nations, Asian Journal reports that "America's #1 Filipina jazz singer inspired" Fil-Ams and jazz lovers at her recent New York City engagement.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.11.2009



Philippine Jazz Festival Schedule Announced; Charmaine Opens for Dianne Reeves

The 4th Annual Philippines Jazz & Arts Festival has released their schedule. Charmaine shares the bill on closing night with guitarist Mike Stern and vocalist Dianne Reeves.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.08.2009



Charmaine Featured on "Balitang America" TV Show

The ABS-CBN network's top-rated newsmagazine program, "Balitang America," broadcast a feature on Charmaine and jazzipino. Reporter Henni Espinosa caught up with Charmaine at her latest San Francisco appearance, at Yoshi's, and filed an entertaining and informative report seen worldwide via satellite on The Filipino Channel.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.28.2009



Yoshi's Appearance is IROM Pick of the Week in San Francisco

The International Review of Music, curated by the longtime LA TIMES jazz critic, Don Heckman, selects Charmaine's debut at Yoshi's Jazz Club as the Pick of the Week in San Francisco. Heckman writes, "The break-out Filipino jazz singer improves on her own high standards every time I hear her." Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.21.2009



Front Page Review in Epoch Times

Critic Joe Bendel describes Charmaine's My Harana as "elegantly intimate music" in his Page One review.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.15.2009



Torrance Concert is Sold Out

Charmaine's January 16th concert at Torrance Cultural Center's Nakano Theater is sold out. Unticketed patrons may join the Wait List.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.12.2009



Filipinas Magazine Cover Story

Charmaine is the cover story of the January issue of Filipinas, the largest circulation Filipino-interest magazine in the United States. Writer Olivia Quinto profiles Charmaine's trailblazing jazzipino music and her rise up the nation's music charts with the revival of harana serenades.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.08.2009



My Harana Celebrated in Jazz Weekly Review

In a lovely review, critic George Harris predicts Charmaine's latest recording of romantic serenades "will have you wistfully gazing into the stars for many an evening, dreaming of your heartfelt desires." Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.05.2009



Jazz Improv NY Cover Story

Charmaine is the cover story of the January issue. Editor Eric Nemeyer interviews Charmaine about her Filipino childhood, her musical influences, and how her creation of jazzipino has taken the music world by storm. The magazine is available for no charge at New York City jazz and cultural venues, as well as downloadable online.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.01.2009



International Review of Music Assesses Charmaine & Pals Live in Concert

In a stellar review of the 4th Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival, at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club, in Hollywood, critic Don Heckman described Charmaine's performance as "brilliantly eclectic" and affirmed that "her singing underscored her growing status as one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade." Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.28.2008



Examiner.com Tabs Charmaine as "New Star"

In his weekly jazz column, critic Jerry Ough describes Charmaine as "a shining new star on the jazz horizon."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.27.2008



LA WEEKLY's Pick of the Week

Jazz critic Brick Wahl selects Charmaine and her fellow Pinoy artists at the 4th Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival as his pick of the week. In the lead item, Wahl describes Charmaine's jazzipino as "exciting and intensely personal" with "hints of funk & soul."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.24.2008



Research Journal Cites Flippin' Out

The December issue of the Journal of the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors, a nonprofit research institution situated at Rutgers University, contains an article assessing Charmaine Clamor's groundbreaking album Flippin' Out. Writer John Clark asserts that the disc illustrates jazz music's affinity with cultures outside of America, and finds that Charmaine's singing demonstrates "passion, pathos, and humor."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.14.2008



Charmaine Profiled in Jazz Times

The December issue (pages 30-31), of the leading monthly jazz periodical, features Charmaine and her music. In a story entitled "Filipino Fusion: Chanteuse Charmaine Clamor Promotes Tolerance Through Her Own World-Jazz Hybrid," writer Christopher Loudon profiles Charmaine's jazzipino sound and the making of My Harana. Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.02.2008



Jazz Improv Cheers for My Harana

In a thoughtful essay about the history of Filipino music, critic Bob Gish celebrates Charmaine's latest creation, which he calls "a beautifully and soulfully rendered CD."Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.01.2008



My Harana Debuts on the JazzWeek World Music Chart at #7

Charmaine's collection of Filipino courtship serenades has entered the JazzWeek World Music radio chart at #7. It was the week's #2 most-added recording to World Music playlists. My Harana is Charmaine's second consecutive album to make the World Music Top-10; her 2007 release Flippin' Out appeared on the charts for 16 weeks.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.18.2008



Radio & Records Raves for Charmaine's Latest

In his "smooth jazz" column, reporter Gordon Murray recommends My Harana for anyone "interested in uniquely cool music." He writes, "If you're up for a world-jazz cultural and educational seduction, "My Harana" is a must-have." Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.16.2008



Charmaine's CD Release Tabbed by International Review of Music

The premiere of Charmaine's My Harana: A Filipino Serenade has been selected by the International Review of Music as one of their "Picks of the Week." IROM is directed by the venerable Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Don Heckman.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.03.2008



Flippin' Out Tops CDBaby Sales Chart

The world's leading retailer of independent music, CDBaby.com, reported today that Charmaine Clamor's jazzipino album, Flippin' Out, is their all-time #1 best-selling CD in the World Music/Asian category. Her follow-up, My Harana: A Filipino Serenade, is already in the top-100.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.31.2008



Charmaine on Bloomberg Radio with Joe Franklin

The legendary Joe Franklin interviews Charmaine Clamor for his syndicated Bloomberg Radio "Lifestyles" segment, which runs periodically throughout the day. Check local listings to hear Charmaine chat with Joe about her new album, "My Harana."Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.28.2008



Cabaret Exchange Reviews Charmaine's Latest

In an extensive review that compares Charmaine's harana music with Spanish romanzas, Hawaiian lounge music, Jobim bossas, and Cole Porter, critic Melody Breyer Grell finds Charmaine's vocal artistry "sensual, sometimes husky, other times pure."Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.21.2008



My Harana is Chartbound

The official monitor of World Music airplay, JazzWeek, reported today that Charmaine Clamor's new recording of Filipino courtship serenades, "My Harana," is chartbound. In advance of the CD's official release date, on November 11, radio stations around America have already begun to add the album to their World Music playlists.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.20.2008



Philippines Inquirer Publishes Charmaine Interview

Writer Ruben Nepales previews Charmaine's upcoming concerts launching her highly anticipated "My Harana" recording.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.04.2008



Spectacular Early Notices for My Harana: A Filipino Serenade

Charmaine Clamor's newest creation, "My Harana: A Filipino Serenade," is attracting enthusiastic early reviews from the music community. Critic John Book, writing in "The Run-Off Groove," says "it's a great album." And in his "Jazz Trenzz" column, critic Karl Stober writes, "My Harana: A Filipino Serenade is the quintessential wistful collection of moonlit romances. Ms Clamor's diversity in craft and expression makes her one of very few that could deliver such a project. This young woman again proves to the industry that she is a polished performer who is on course for a titanic career of iconic measures." Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.30.2008



Key Dates Announced for My Harana

Charmaine Clamor's third solo disc, "My Harana: A Filipino Serenade," will be released on November 11, 2008 (11/11/08). The official CD Release Concert and Celebration will be at Hollywood's Catalina Bar & Grill on November 9th. The national radio impact date, when many radio stations will add "My Harana" to their rotations, is October 20th. Visitors to CharmaineClamor.com will be able to hear samples and purchase the CD well in advance of the general public.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.03.2008



Charmaine Video on Myx TV

Charmaine's music video of "My Funny Brown Pinay" was added to the regular playlist rotation of Asian-American music channel Myx, popular among Filipino viewers.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.29.2008



Charmaine Announces Management Change

Effective September 1st, Charmaine Clamor has selected Michael Konik of FreeHam Records to serve as her manager.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.29.2008



"My Funny Brown Pinay" Music Video Released

Filipino director Christopher Ad. Castillo today released his music video of Charmaine's hit song "My Funny Brown Pinay." The video, which features Charmaine as four different women, will be broadcast on Asian music channels. It's available for viewing on YouTube.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.13.2008



"Searching for the Soul" Rediscovered -- and Celebrated -- by W.R.N.

Critic Dennis Wong, writing for Women's Radio News, revisits Charmaine's debut recording, "Searching for the Soul," and finds it "sensual," "seductive" and "dazzling," filled with what he considers "amazing vocals."Read More

POSTED ON AUGUST.05.2008



CODA Flips for "Flippin' Out"

In a rave review of Charmaine's latest CD in the 50th Anniversary issue of CODA, Canada's leading jazz publication, critic Bill Barton finds similarities between Charmaine and legends of old, including Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. He writes, "A high percentage of this recording has an emotional depth missing from much contemporary vocal jazz. Clamor is the real deal." Visit the ARTICLES archive for the complete text.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.24.2008



Charmaine Honored by City of Los Angeles

At the conclusion of her free concert in Mac Arthur Park at the Levitt Pavillion, Charmaine was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by the City of Los Angeles. Bestowed by Ed Reyes, Councilmember of the 1st District, the certificate was given "In appreciation of the music and joy you bring to the City of Los Angeles through your performance."Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.17.2008



Hot House Florida Spotlights Charmaine's Florida Tour

In a cover story by writer Johnny Aruba in Hot House Florida, the leading jazz publication of Florida, Charmaine is characterized as "an outstanding vocal stylist" and predicts (presciently) that her appearances will sell out.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.01.2008



Miami Herald Touts Charmaine's Florida Appearance

The Miami Herald told its readers "don't miss" Charmaine's South Florida concerts, comparing her "soulful, bedroom voice" to Sarah Vaughan and Anita Baker.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.27.2008



LA WEEKLY Recommends Charmaine's Pasadena Concert

Los Angeles music critic Brick Wahl, in his "Brick's Picks" column, selects Charmaine's homecoming concert in Pasadena as the show to see over the weekend. He writes, "there is a bit of a jazz festival at PasadenaÆs Levitt Pavilion on Saturday, the highlight of which has to be singer Charmaine Clamor, whose torchy and swinging jazz blends standards and Filipino classics (often in Tagalog) is pretty irresistible (check out her FlippinÆ Out). Charmaine hasnÆt played locally since early spring, so itÆll be interesting to see if sheÆs gone in more of a world music direction after her jazzapino success. ItÆd be a natural fit. But whateverÆs sheÆs doing, the crowdsÆll love it. Something pretty refreshing on the local vocal scene: She hits the stage at 6:15 sharp." Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.19.2008



Charmaine to be Featured on Philippines Top-Rated TV News Show

On June 21st, "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho," the popular newsmagazine TV show originating from Manila, will feature a segment on Charmaine Clamor and "Fil-Ams" in Hollywood. The program airs live on GMA7 and on satellite in the United States.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.17.2008



Another Lovely Review of Flippin' Out

Writing in the online arts journal "Culture Catch," critic Steve Holtje says, "Clamor is a talented artist and thereÆs nothing gimmicky about her move in this unusual [Filipino] direction. ItÆs actually pretty brave considering how staid and musically reactionary much of the jazz vocals audience can be, but if they dismiss Clamor on those grounds, theyÆre missing out on some fine singing." Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.07.2008



Tracking Completed on Charmaine's New Harana Album

Music and vocal tracks for Charmaine's new FreeHam Records CD, "Harana: Filipino Serenade," have been completed. The album is currently being mixed and mastered. A Fall release date will be announced soon.Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.06.2008



Charmaine Receives Major Honor in Anchorage, Alaska

While on tour in Alaska, Charmaine competed in a local karaoke contest, where she was fortunate enough to tie for First Place. In a tense tiebreaker, Charmaine ultimately finished 2nd to a local gentleman who delivered a spirited rendition of "Footloose" (with choreography). Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.29.2008



Charmaine Back in the Recording Studio

In preparation for her third solo CD, Charmaine is headed back into the recording studio on May 24-25. The album, tentatively entitled "Harana: Filipino Serenade," will feature Naxos recording artist Richard Ickard on guitar, with a special guest appearance by acclaimed Filipino vocalist Mon David. FreeHam Records is slated for US distribution, with European and Asian labels to be announced soon. Charmaine's Harana record is expected to be released in October of 2008.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.15.2008



Borneo Bulletin Raves for Charmaine's Malaysia Appearance

In an article entitled "Miri Jazz Fest Ends on High Note," the leading news publication of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, reported that Charmaine "mesmerized" the standing-room only crowd.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.14.2008



Philippines Inquirer Feature Story

Writer Ruben Nepales profiles and interviews Charmaine Clamor in a two-part story for the largest publication in her native Philippines.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.18.2008



New York Asian Journal Celebrates Charmaine's Artistry

In a detailed profile of Charmaine that appears in New York Asian Journal, writer Robert DeTagle declares that "the words 'celebrating her heritage' immediately come to mind and linger with you, as you hear Charmaine perform." He recounts Charmaine's concerts at Iridium Jazz Club and the Brooklyn Public Library, concluding that she is "stunning."Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.15.2008



Stellar Review for Catalina's Concerts

Charmaine's engagement at Catalina Bar & Grill jazz club, in Hollywood, earned a stellar front-page review from Pinoy Wired. In a review entitled "Jazz Explosion at the Grill," writer John Lacson asserts, "With [Charmaine], you witness the rise of the Filipino culture on an international level via talent and personality." Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.08.2008



Pinoy Wired Profiles Charmaine, Reviews Weekend Concerts

The Filipino cultural site, Pinoy Wired, covered Charmaine's engagement at Catalina Bar & Grill in a front page story. Writer John Lacson and photographer Albert Vargas portray a "jazzy Pinay" who is uplifting her community.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.06.2008



LA Weekly Recommends Charmaine

In "Brick's Picks," his weekly column about live jazz in Los Angeles, critic Brick Wahl says of Charmaine: "Her husky, sassy tone, languid moves and unpretentious Pinoy attitude thatÆs just a tad rebellious have the kind of natural appeal you canÆt buy at any music school." Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.03.2008



Another Rave Review for Flippin' Out

Charmaine's traliblazing "jazzipino" recording, Flippin' Out, earned another rave notice today. Music reviewer Jordan Richardson, writing for Blogcritics magazine, says Charmaine is "a singer with an absurd amount of soul," and that the CD "is an eclectic, vivacious, poignant, emotive, stunning, and creative piece of music." Read More

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POSTED ON MARCH.20.2008



Kodak Theater, Fil-Am Awards, & Charmaine

NuVision Media, producers of the First Annual Filipino-American Visionary Awards, has chosen America's leading Filipino-American jazz and world vocalist Charmaine Clamor to be an official presenter. The awards show, televised on KSCI-18, honors Filipinos and Filipino-Americans for their achievements and contributions to society and the Filipino and Asian Communities in the United States and the Philippines. Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.25.2008



Charmaine to Make Theatrical Debut in "The Vagina Monologues"

The Filipino Women's Network announced today that Charmaine Clamor will be the featured musical guest at their gala productions of "The Vagina Monologues" in San Francisco and New York City. Charmaine's haunting renditions of Filipino lullabies and harana, performed live, will serve as the introductory and interstitial music between monologues. Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.21.2008



Charmaine Records with Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Collaborating with a legendary music superstar on an upcoming album, Charmaine recorded the vocal tracks to an original composition by a multiple Grammy-winning member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The track, which is part of the eclectic artist's planned double-album, to be released in 2009, features Charmaine singing lead and harmony vocals. More details when the press embargo is lifted!Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.10.2008



Flippin' Out Reviewed in Jazziz

The January/February issue of Jazziz contains another rave review for Flippin' Out. Critic Scott Yanow praises Charmaine's "coolly emotional" voice, and "excellent form," which he predicts will "reach beyond Los Angeles and the Philippines to many points in between."Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.06.2008



Live on South African Radio

Eric Alan, host of South Africa's premier jazz show, "Jazz Rendezvous," and the Master of Ceremonies for the Cape Town Jazz Festival, will interview Charmaine live on his Sunday show, which regularly features her jazzipino music and has selected her as "Artist of the Week."Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.02.2008



Charmaine Malaysia Appearance Previewed in Borneo Post

Charmaine Clamor's upcoming headlining appearance at the Miri International Jazz Festival, in Sarawak, Malaysia, was previewed by Indonesia's Borneo Post. The paper predicted Charmaine's "sultry voice will woo the audience." Charmaine will be joined by musicians from Cuba, Holland, Australia, and Canada, on May 10th, 2008.Read More

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.01.2008



Encyclopedia of 21st Century Cites Charmaine

The Encyclopedia of the 21st Century, Biographies and Profiles of the First Decade, Volume 1: People Who Matter cites Charmaine Clamor as "the newest jazz sensation of 2007. Enormously talented and creative. The first Filipina jazz singer to find success on American radio."Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.14.2008



Lead Review in Jazz Times Raves for Charmaine and Flippin' Out

The lead review in the Vox section of the January/February Jazz Times magazine is a rave for Charmaine Clamor's groundbreaking "jazzipino" recording, Flippin' Out. Critic Christopher Loudon compares Charmaine to Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne, and asserts that Charmaine has established herself as "a dynamic new compass point in world music." Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.09.2008



San Diego Union-Tribune Cheers for Charmaine Concert

The lead item in the paper's "Essentials: What to Watch for This Week" column, raves for Charmaine. Music critic George Varga writes, "A gifted singer who performs in both English and Tagalog, Charmaine Clamor doesn't lack for ambition. She is at the forefront of a musical hybrid she dubs 'Jazzipino,' which deftly combines mainstream jazz and svelte blues with the traditional Filipino music of her homeland. This unlikely but fetching synthesis is highlighted on her impressive second album, Flippin Out. So prepare to be dazzled in at least two languages when she and her band perform."Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.03.2008



San Diego City Beat Makes Charmaine Concert Their "Plan A"

Music critic Nathan Dinsdale's "Here's Where I'd Be" column picks Charmaine's Anthlogy concert as his "PLAN A" for Friday, January, 4th. He writes, "Clamor has coined the term ôJazzipinoö to describe her blend of jazz, blues, soul and Filipino folk. I might have gone with something catchier (Filipazz? Jalipino? Manila Wafer?), but critics still clamor for Clamor and her new album, FlippinÆ Out." Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.02.2008



Charmaine Live Shows Tabbed as "Best of 2007"

Music columnists nationwide released their "Best Shows of 2007" lists, and several include concerts by Charmaine Clamor. LA WEEKLY jazz critic Brick Wahl, in his year-ending "Golden Moments of '07" column, wrote that Charmaine's performances "never fail to impress."Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.01.2008



Top 10 Stories of 2007

Tribune-USA, one of the leading Filipino publications in the United States, selected Charmaine Clamor's history-making appearance on the US Jazz and World Charts as one of the "Top 10 Stories of 2007." The periodical cited Charmaine's cross-cultural "mainstream" appeal -- a first for a Filipina jazz singer.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.28.2007



Charmaine Concert Named Pick of the Day by Seattle Stranger

Charmaine's performance at the Seattle Asian Art Museum was selected by Seattle's alternative weekly paper, The Stranger, as the pick of the day. Critic Chris DeLaurenti's "The Score" column noted, "This singer brings her languid phrasing and captivating, dusky alto to jazz standards. I like her cover of "With or Without You," which brings U2's plangent melody back to the blues." Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.27.2007



Flippin' Out is a CDBaby Top Seller

The leading online retailer of independent music, CDBaby.com, reported today that Charmaine Clamor's latest CD, Flippin' Out, was the site's 3rd best-selling item in the month of November. The groundbreaking recording also remains in the top-20 sellers on the site's weekly rankings. CDBaby.com sells nearly 500,000 different titles.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.16.2007



"Calendar's Calendar" Honor

The Los Angeles TIMES Calendar section's daily selection of "what not to miss" has chosen Charmaine Clamor and the Filipino-American JazzFest as their pick of the day.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.07.2007



LA TIMES "Guide" Picks Charmaine & Company

The Los Angeles TIMES "Guide" section has selected Charmaine Clamor and the Fil-Am JazzFest as one of their "Eight Things" to do this weekend.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.06.2007



LA WEEKLY Picks Charmaine & Company in Fil-Am Festival

Brick Wahl, chief jazz critic of LA WEEKLY, leads off his "Brick's Picks" column with this:

The Filipino Jazz Festival happens again this weekend ù Friday, Saturday, Sunday ù at the Catalina Bar & Grill. Headlining this year is ôJazzipinoö (who came up with that?) singing sensation Charmaine Clamor, whose way hiply titled FlippinÆ Out blends some well-done standards and some interpretations of traditional tunes from the Philippines sung in a beautiful, jazzy Tagalog. SheÆs very effective live too, long and sultry and classic. Also on the bill are ukulele/vibes/drums ace Abe Legrimas (and hearing Bird on the uke is a trip), jazz vocalists Mon David and Arthur Manuntag, both from Manila; Chicago pianist Toti Fuentes; the young Seattle-based pianist Victor Noriega and young NYC alto saxist Julius Tolentino, both of whom have been making a splash; and our own Tateng Katindig, who plays some beautiful and hard swinging jazz piano. This celebratory event is a hit every year, so call for reservations. Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.05.2007



Flippin' Out Appears on World Music Chart for 4th Month

The JazzWeek Radio charts released today have Charmaine Clamor's groundbreaking jazzipino album, Flippin' Out, on the World Music chart for an unprecedented 16th week. The record has been added to the playlists of nearly 200 stations nationwide and continues to enjoy vigorous airplay. No other Tagalog-language CD has ever appeared on the World Music Charts.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.28.2007



Charmaine Interviewed in Jazz Review

In an "In Between the Sets" feature interview, critic Karl Stober talks with Charmaine about her music, her career, and her future. He deems her "stunningly ingenious."Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.27.2007



Flippin' Out on Top-40 List

Charmaine Clamor's trailblazing jazzipino recording Flippin' Out has been selected as one the month's Top-40 newly released jazz CDs by influential jazz DJ Bob Parlocha, whose syndicated program "Jazz With Bob Parlocha" is heard on hundreds of stations around America. Parlocha regularly features selections from the album, notably the opening track, "My Funny Brown Pinay."Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.24.2007



Flippin' Out is CDBaby.com Bestseller

The world's leading retailer of independent music, CDBaby.com, reported today that Charmaine Clamor's jazzipino CD, Flippin' Out, was the week's top seller. CDBaby.com offers more than 500,000 releases to cutsomers worldwide.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.18.2007



Charmaine Makes Radio History

On the JazzWeek Radio Charts released today, Charmaine Clamor's groundbreaking CD, Flippin' Out, became the first recording by a Filipino-American to rank in the top-5 on both the World and Traditional Jazz charts.

According to JazzWeek, Flippin' Out was the #2 most-played record on World Radio and the #4 most-played on Jazz Radio.

Clamor's music was the #1 most-added record to World playlists, the #2 most-added to Jazz playlists, and the #1 most-increased record on both charts. Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.14.2007



Flippin' Out Tops Amazon Charts

Charmaine's jazzipino album, Flippin' Out, today climbed to the #2 best-selling Vocal Jazz album on Amazon.com. It was also the #27 top-seller of all genres of music sold by the online retail giant. Her debut record, Searching for the Soul, also made the Jazz top-25 and Blues top-10.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.12.2007



NPR's "Weekend Edition" Interview

Charmaine Clamor, the creator of "jazzipino," will be profiled on an upcoming installment of National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition." Host Liane Hansen chats with Charmaine about being an immigrant artist, a musical trailblazer, and "the voice of Sarah Vaughan trapped in the body of a supermodel." Check the SHOWS page and your local listings for air times!Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.02.2007



Charmaine Profiled on TV

The popular news and entertainment program, "Balitang America," on ABS-CBN's Filipino Channel, profiles Filipino-American singing sensation Charmaine Clamor. The segment, by reporter Anna Diaz, features interviews and footage of Charmaine's recent West Coast CD release concert for "Flippin' Out." The video can now be viewed in Charmaine's Electronic Press Kit, in the NEWS+ PRESS section of CharmaineClamor.com.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.28.2007



All About Jazz Raves for "Flippin' Out"

Critic Michael P. Gladstone, writing for All About Jazz, commends Charmaine for creating "something completely different in jazz vocals." He suggests that "her approach, as well as appearance, suggests a similarity to the way that singer Julie London enthralled an audience with both her breathy, sensual vocals and her photogenic presence. While there is little physical or vocal similarity between these two singers, they both beckon listeners to the boudoir door, with Clamor using a distinct approach via the back door entrance." Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.24.2007



KKJZ's "Breakfast With Bubba and Charmaine"

Southern California's leading jazz radio station, KKJZ, 88.1FM, broadcasting from the campus of Long Beach State, has selected Charmaine Clamor to be their featured performer at the station's first-ever "Breakfast Concert," on December 3, 2007.

The event is a premium for KKJZ's Fall Pledge Drive, which runs October 19-28. Donors who pledge $120 for a pair of tickets, or $88 for a single ticket, get to join Charmaine Clamor and KKJZ's popular morning drive-time DJ, Bubba Jackson, for a delicious, rib-stickinÆ breakfast at the legendary RoscoesÆ Chicken and Waffles, in downtown Long Beach. After breakfast with Bubba and Charmaine, patrons will enjoy an exclusive live concert performance by Ms. Clamor, whose current recording, "Flippin' Out," has appeared on the JazzWeek World Music Chart for nine weeks.

This special event is open to only 130 music (and grits) lovers.

Charmaine Clamor [pronounced clah-MORE] is the first Filipino jazz vocalist to find success on American radio. For her creation of "jazzipino," the blending of American jazz with Filipino melodies and languages, Clamor was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the United States.

"KKJZ and Mr. Bubba Jackson have been wonderfully supportive of my music," Clamor said. "I'm delighted to meet in person the generous listeners of this great station. And I'm looking forward to the waffles!"

The Breakfast Concert promotion begins Friday, October 19, and will continue until the event is sold-out. Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.19.2007



Flippin' Out on JazzWeek Chart for 9th Week

Charmaine Clamor's critically acclaimed "jazzipino" album, Filppin' Out, appears on the JazzWeek World Music radio chart today for a 9th week. Her album, featuring the "Filipino Suite," is the first Tagalog-language recording to achieve nationwide airplay.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.15.2007



Charmaine Named one of America's 100 Most Influential Filipino Women

The Filipino Women's Network today announced that Charmaine Clamor has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the United States. Ms. Clamor's honor is in the category of Innovators & Thought Leaders, which recognizes "women who have broken new ground through vibrant, energetic presentations of critical ideas, transforming the way people think, in the fields of sports, arts and letters, performing arts or through pop culture." Charmaine will accept her Most Influential Filipino Woman award in Washington, DC, on October 25, at the Filipina Women's Network 5th Annual Filipina Summit. Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.01.2007



Flippin' Out Moves Up JazzWeek Charts, Makes History

Charmaine Clamor's sophomore release, Flippin' Out, became the first recording by a Filipino jazz vocalist to simultaneously appear on both the JazzWeek traditional Jazz and World Music charts. The album is currently #83 on the Jazz charts and is listed as "chartbound," headed for the Jazz top-50. Flippin' Out is #21 this week on the World Music chart.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.21.2007



Boston Herald Profiles Charmaine

Writer Robert Young profiles Charmaine in today's edition, detailing the evolution of Charmaine's creation of "jazzipino."Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.16.2007



All About Jazz: "Clamor is One of the Finest Singers Around"

Reviewer Jerry D'Souza, writing of Charmaine's latest release, Flippin' Out, says, "Charmaine Clamor spins a web of magic every time she sings. Her expressive voice lets the words breathe and throb as she captures the essence of the lyrics and brings them to life. It matters little whether she is singing jazz, blues, pop, or songs from her native Philippines, she takes each one and makes them her own."

He concludes his rave: "Clamor is one of the finest singers to come around in a long time." Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.13.2007



Newark Star-Ledger Makes Charmaine Their "Arts Pick"

Jazz writer Zan Stewart today selected Charmaine's New York and New Jersey appearances as his critic's choice for the weekend, citing her fresh approach to vocal jazz.Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.12.2007



Urban Network Taps Charmaine as "First Great Filipina Jazz Singer"

Writing for the Urban Newtork, critic A. Scott Galloway opines that Charmaine Clamor should be recognized as "the first great Filipina jazz singer" and predicts that her sophomore album, Flippin' Out, will one day be "claimed as a classic." Read More

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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER.03.2007



Variety Picks Charmaine's Concert as Top Weekend Event

The entertianment trade publication tags Charmaine's Catalina Bar & Grill shows with Linda Hopkins, Mr. Z, and Michael Konik in its "Get a Life" column.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.31.2007



Charmaine's LA Concerts Selected as "Critic's Choice" of the Week

Two of Los Angeles's leading jazz critics, Brick Wahl at LA WEEKLY and Kirk Silsbee at LA City Beat, designated Charmaine's weekend performances at Catalina Bar & Grill as their Critic's Pick of the Week. Wahl wrote, "On Flippin' Out, the mix of classic standards and jazz renditions of Filipino tunes, all in Clamor's sultry contralto, make for a nice listen, and sheÆs even better live." Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.30.2007



Flippin' Out #1 Most Added to World Radio

JazzWeek announced today that Charmaine Clamor's groundbreaking new CD, Flippin' Out, was the week's #1 Most Added record to world radio playlists. No other recording in America was added to more stations. Charmaine's new musical form of "jazzipino" is now being heard on 155 jazz and world radio stations in the United States and Canada.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.25.2007



All About Jazz Features Charmaine as "Download of the Day"

The leading Website of the jazz music industry, AllAbout Jazz.com, announced that "I Need a Lot of Love," from Charmaine Clamor's CD Flippin' Out is their featured "Download of the Day." Readers of AllAboutJazz may download the track at no cost. The song, a spirited Latin groove, includes the composer, Zaxariades, in a playful scat duet with Charmaine.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.24.2007



Flippin' Out Makes World Music Charts

The latest JazzWeek World Radio charts contain a historic first: A Filipino singer has one of the most played records in America.

Filipino-American Charmaine Clamor, the creator of jazzipino, has earned this exclusive honor. Her new album, Flippin' Out, which contains beloved kundiman and harana presented with contemporary soul and swing, debuted at #27 on the national charts. According to JazzWeek, her CD was the #3 most popular new record of the week. Clamor's appearance on the World Music Chart puts her in the same company as international artists like Bob Marley, Arturo Sandoval, and Bebel Gilberto.

"As a recording artist, I've had a lifelong dream of bringing the music of my people to the whole wide world," Clamor said. "The response from American radio programmers has been overwhelming. I'm thrilled that the richness of our beautiful Filipino musical culture is being enjoyed all over the United States." Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.15.2007



Amazon.com Flips for Charmaine's New Record

Amazon.com's Top-10 Reviewer, Grady Harp, in his signature review of Flippin' Out, says, "Charmaine Clamor is one of the brightest new stars on the jazz vocalist horizon. She is simply the most gifted, unique performer this listener has encountered in a long time. Not only is her well-trained voice luscious and beautiful in tone and range, but she also knows how to explore the heritages of jazz and her cultural background of the Philippines and marries all this with a sensuous communication that is irresistible."

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POSTED ON AUGUST.13.2007



LA JAZZ SCENE : Flippin' Out a "Daring and Innovative Gift"

The leading music publication of Los Angeles, LA JAZZ SCENE, raves for Charmaine Clamor's new FreeHam Records release, Flippin' Out, in their August issue. In an extensive cover story, critic Myrna Daniels writes, "Clamor's debut album, Searching for the Soul, was well received by music critics. Success has made Clamor confident and even more ambitious. Her second CD, Flippin' Out, is a daring and innovative gift to the world. She sings in English and Tagalog, a first for the jazz world. She has always dreamed of combining American jazz and blues with traditional Filipino folk music, creating a new hybrid she calls 'jazzipino.' If anyone can pull off this radical idea, it will be Clamor." Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.31.2007



GMA-7 Profiles Charmaine

An article about Charmaine Clamor is the top feature story on the home page of one of the two biggest TV networks in the Philippines. (GMA-7 is equivalent to CBS or NBC.) The headline, "Charmaine Clamor: Sikat na Jazzipino singer sa US," means, Charmaine Clamor: Famous Jazzipino Singer in the United States. Writer Fidel Jimenez chronicles Charmaine's rise from singing in the back of buses to becoming America's leading Filipino jazz singer and the creator of jazzipino. Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.27.2007



Cover Girl of August LA Jazz Scene

The leading music publication of Los Angeles, LA Jazz Scene, announced today that Charmaine Clamor will be featured as the cover story of the paper's August issue. The article and interview, which explores Charmaine's Filipino roots and the release of her historic new album, "Flippin' Out," highlights Charmaine's work as the founder of the annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival and as a role model for Asian-American musicians.

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POSTED ON JULY.24.2007



Charmaine Earns Historic Booking

Hollywood's premier jazz club, Catalina Bar & Grill, announced today that Charmaine Clamor has been signed to headline the club on a Friday and Saturday, the first time in the 20 year history of the club that a Filipino singer has been retained for a prestigious weekend booking. Charmaine will appear with her FreeHam Records colleagues Linda Hopkins, Mr. Z, and Michael Konik on August 31, and on September 1 she will officially release her new CD, "Flippin' Out" at a solo concert.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.01.2007



Music For America Flips for Flippin' Out!

Clamor is an Asset to Jazz, and a Contributor to the Continued Traditions of Women in Jazz
John Book, Run-Off Groove, Music For America

The music is a perfect bridge of two cultures, and in truth two musical cultures that she cares for the most, done with a passion that can be heard in a voice that should be heard in every jazz venue across the nation, if not the world. Clamor is an asset to jazz music, and a contributor to the continued traditions of women in jazz.

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POSTED ON JUNE.29.2007



EJAZZNEWS Raves for Flippin' Out

"Take a look at my skin... it's brown!" and from those first words of the first spin I knew this artist was someone who jazz would embrace. Charmaine Clamor will catch you as she did me with her 2007 release from FreeHam called "Flippin' Out", a multi-genre, multi-directional emotional spin. "Flippin' Out" takes you by surprise and draws you in quickly...Read More

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POSTED ON JUNE.16.2007



CelebrityCafe.Com Raves for Flippin' Out

Charmaine Clamor's debut album, "Flippin' Out," is an amalgamation of a handful of varying musical genres such as jazz, R & B, blues and soul that blossom into a style that is music to listeners' ears.

On "My Funny Brown Pinay" Clamor emotes about how many of her peers didn't feel like they fit into society because of the color of their skin. Clamor sends a message of empowerment to her fellow ladies that they are in fact gorgeous with such lyrics as, "Take a look at my skin, its brown. Go ahead and look at my nose. It's flat. I'm singin' for all my sisters growin' up thinkin' they don't look right, cuz they ain't white. Scrubbin' with the fire soap to make it light. Girl, I think you're out of sight. You are beautiful." Metered piano and percussion play along with Clamor's unhurried pace. It is very relaxing. It brings home her directive that no matter what your shade, you are an effulgent creature inside and out.

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POSTED ON JUNE.16.2007



Charmaine's Sophomore CD, " Flippin' Out," to release on August 31st!

Charmaine's highly-anticipated sophomore CD, "Flippin' Out, " is officially releasing on August 31st 2007. "Flippin' Out" will contain, for the first time in U.S. jazz history, Filipino songs called Kundiman sung in Tagalog, a native language. "Flippin' Out" will feature some of the top Filipino jazz artists in the U.S. including Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (ukelele) & Julius Tolentino (alto sax), the renowned trio of Christian Jacob, Trey Henry & Ray Brinker (Tierney Sutton Band) , the indigenous Filipino instrument called Kulitang performed by the celebrated Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble and the Filipino Naxos Recording artist, Richard Ickard on guitar. Check out Charmaine's website for updates on the new CD and performances.

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POSTED ON MARCH.24.2007



LA TIMES RAVES FOR CHARMAINE

Classy Jazz, via the Philippines
Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section E10, Don Heckman

When Charmaine Clamor's warm, luscious contralto slips into a rhythmically seductive version of "I'm in the Mood for Love" or purrs through the tender lyrics of "The Very Thought of You," there's no doubt that a first-rate jazz talent is present. Her first album, "Searching for the Soul" (2005), announced the arrival of an impressive new vocal artist who worked her magic with material including Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday," Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love," Rodgers and Hart's "My Romance" and Gordon and Warren's "You'll Never Know."
What is surprising about her singing, with its very real sense of jazz authenticity, is the fact that Clamor is a Filipina, born in the provincial town of Subic-Zambales. Her first contact with anything remotely jazz-related came while she played piano to accompany her mother's vocalizing on kundiman (Filipino torch songs). It didn't take long, however, before she was on her way to becoming the first Filipina jazz singer with a recording heard on more than 100 radio stations across the U.S.

On Saturday and Sunday, Clamor will be one of the headliners in the second annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival at Catalina Bar & Grill. If jazz and the Philippines seem an unlikely combination, think again.

The music has built a considerable following in the islands since the post-World War II swing music days. And Clamor is among a growing number of Filipino jazz artists who have begun to attract international attention. Among those who will appear at the festival: keyboardist-composer Emil Mijares (known as the "grandfather of Philippine jazz"), singers Mon David and Sandra Viray, alto saxophonist Julius Tolentino and jazz ukulele player Abe Lagrimas.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.07.2006



Seattle's International Examiner Raves About Charmaine Clamor

The sultry voice of Charmaine Clamor
Category/Issue: News, Volume 33 No. 20

BY MATRAYI JONEJA,Examiner Contributor
Charmaine Clamor walks onto the stage with the kind of glamour and elegance exuded only by the big stars. She walks with simplicity and ease as if she had long been waiting for this moment to come, and now that the time has come, she will perform the part perfectly, as planned. She has realized her dream. She knows she has come a long way. Yes, she knows simplicity. She is the perfect picture of an immigrant who has emerged a winner after years of hard work and labor. Undoubtedly, she is talented and her talent has helped her through these years of struggle.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.07.2006



Charmaine to Be featured in Filipinas Magazine Nov Issue

Filipinas Magazine, the leading publication for Filipinos worldwide, will include a profile of Charmaine Clamor in its November issue, in recognition of her success as the leading ambassador of Filipinos in American jazz music.Read More

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POSTED ON AUGUST.28.2006



Charmaine Clamor in Discovering Pinoys Magazine

Charmaine Clamor was one of the many Filipino-American artists (with Martin Nievera, Jennifer Paz, and Mig Ayesa, among others) who contributed their gifts for the benefit of the victims of Barangay Guinsa-ugon of St. Bernard, Leyte, Philippines. Read more about it in the latest issue of Discovering Pinoys Magazine (Vol 2: Issue 5 ). This star-studded show soon will be televised on the ABS-CBN network.Read More

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POSTED ON JULY.25.2006



Charmaine's Website Hailed Site of the Month by Phil Radio!

CharmaineClamor.com was chosen as the outstanding website by Phil Radio for the month of May. Phil Radio has been providing quality programming and entertainment to Filipinos worldwide and has served over 18 million customers.Read More

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POSTED ON MAY.01.2006



URBAN NETWORK Raves for Searching for the Soul!

Urban Network (Vol. 16, No. 10) By A. Scott Galloway
Ms. Clamor is a lovely Filipina making her debut splash in the pop jazz arena after several years as a member of the jazz harmony ensemble Crescendo. Not since Pauline Wilson of the Christian jazz fusion band Seawind has a vocalist of Island origin so naturally embraces the soulful elegance of the African American art form (ironically, that band's bassist Ken Wild is a member of the ensemble.) She mixes a clarity and smoothness of diction comparable to Marilyn McCoo with the sultriness of say Toni Braxton with the classy cabaret jazz chops of Diana Krall - all filtered through a rangy instrument spiced with a dreamy vibrato honed in the folk music of her own culture. She focuses mainly on Great American Songbook classics such as "My Romance," a medley of "The Very Thought of You/Tenderly" and "The Nearness of You," but it is her show-stopping and emotive rendition of "Neither One of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" that truly tears your heart out (singular and swingin' enough that I'm sure Glady's would love it). This 13-song solo debut launches the career of a special new voice and perspective on the jazz scene.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.21.2006



SHORT NORTH GAZETTE Raves For "Searching For The Soul"

Short North Gazette (April 2006) by Fritz the Nite Owl of Smooth Jazz WJZA 103.5FM/104.3FM, Columbus, OH
Charmaine is a contralto, singing in the lowest ranges of female vocalizing. This register adds enormous warmth, intimacy, sensuality to all of her selections and makes this one of the very best "Jazz for Slow-Dancin' Romancin' for the Wee-Hours" CDs ever recorded. "Soulful" is how one of the many callers described her when I debuted her on my show.

Her selection and interpretation of tunes is impeccable. You'll fall in love with whomever you're with as she purrs her way through "The Nearness of You," backed only by acoustic piano. You'll re-experience "love found, love lost" with Since I Fell For You, " featuring easy slides into her upper ranges and a quartet setting with some smoky, sexy sax by Glen Garrett.

My highlight however is "You'll Never Know," the timeless, Oscar-winning love song sung by Alice Faye in 1943's Hello Frisco, Hello. 'Tis a pity that elegant, classy, sophisticated, memorably melodic songs like this no longer have a chance with the tineared, PC-obsessive voters who select the Oscar-winning songs of today.Read More

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POSTED ON APRIL.10.2006



LA JAZZ SCENE Raves for "Searching for the Soul"

L.A. Jazz Scene (March 2006) by Jim Santella
Reviewer, Jim Santella, writes, "With her deep, contralto voice, Charmaine Clamor interprets standards with the kind of sincere feeling that sends a message along the straight and narrow without detour. You're left with no doubts. She's forthright, convincing and talented."

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POSTED ON MARCH.01.2006



ALL ABOUT JAZZ Raves for "Searching for the Soul"

All About Jazz ( January 2006, Vol. 3 No.12) by George Harris
Blessed with a "bedroom eyes" voice, Charmaine Clamor has put out a lovely and eclectic collection of musical pieces. With the support of the likes of Dave Tull (drums) and Kim Richmond (alto), she lends her warm voice and gentle vibrato lusciously on the likes of "My Romance" and a particularly reflective "Come Sunday." Clamor is able to come one strong and gutsy as she holds her anguished notes on "Please Send Me Someone to Love." With simply the support of Andy Howe on piano and a tender reading of "The Nearness of You," Clamor proves she is able to handle the standards with aplomb. The jewels of Clamor's Searching for the Soul, however, are the originals - particularly "You and I" and "Remember," both written by guitarist Zaxariades. Clamor is crisp and optimistic on the former, which is light and cheerful. On the latter, a lovely tune in the mode of Gilberto/Jobim, she is sweet and seductive, with the gentle guitar and flute providing a perfect backdrop. Charmaine Clamor could shake the world with originals like these.Read More

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POSTED ON JANUARY.02.2006



L.A. Jazz Scene Reviews CD Release Concert

L.A. Jazz Scene (January 2006) by Bob Comden
[Charmaine], has a unique voice... sung in a very dynamic style with a lot of soul. She poured her heart out. A full house of Clamor's fans came out and loved her performance. They wanted to hear more so she did an encore. The audience loved her performance and got in a long line to have their CDs autographed. I wish her a lot of success with her new CD.

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POSTED ON JANUARY.01.2006



JAZZ NEWS Cites Charmaine's Solo Work on CRESCENDO

Jazz News (Dec 10, 2005)
Charmaine handles the solo on "I'm in the Mood for Love." She literally "breathes love" into this age-old standard you "feel" the lyrics on this ballad. Charmaine makes you want to be in love if you are not already!Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.10.2005



Charmaine Headlines First Manila International Jazzfest

Charmaine Clamor headlines the First International Jazz & Ethnic Arts Festival in Manila, Phillipines on January 21-23, 2006! International artists such as Kevyn Lettau, Russell Ferrante, Jerry Watts & Mike Shapiro, Eumir Deodato, Sirocco, Michael Konik & Bobbie Garcia of CRESCENDO and outstanding local jazz musicians from the Phillipines will join her at the Cultural Center of the Phillipines in a series of gala concerts. This historic event was envisioned and executed by the Jazz Soceity of the Phillipines.Read More

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POSTED ON DECEMBER.01.2005



JAZZ NEWS Raves for "Searching for the Soul"

JAZZ NEWS (11/26/2005) by Ron Sagye La Rue
Jazz singers beware- There's a new jazz singer on the scene.Read More

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POSTED ON NOVEMBER.26.2005



TRIBUNE-USA Lauds Charmaine at First Fil-Am Jazzfest

Tribune-USA (May 7-13,2005)
A regularly featured artist at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, critics call her "mesmerizing", "powerful", "sublime", and captivating".

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POSTED ON MAY.07.2005



URBAN NETWORK Recommends Charmaine Live

Urban Network (Mar 9,2005)
NEXT Tuesday's guest performer Charmaine Clamor - a lovely young newcomer who gave us a sneak peek of what she can do in a powerful and playful duet with Konik.

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POSTED ON MARCH.09.2005



CAL EXAMINER Picks Charmaine Concert as Must-See

California Examiner (February 23 - March 1, 2005)
Charmaine, whose past performances have resulted in standing ovation and whose voice has been called "mesmerizing" and "sublime," will be singing jazz and blues from her upcoming debut album.

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY.23.2005



BALITA Announces Crescendo's Grammy Ambitions

Balita.com (Oct 23-29, 2004)
Throughout the entire 15-track CD, each member's voice is showcased with solos interspersed between glowing harmonies. Each singer in the ensemble could be a stellar solo act. But alto Charmaine Clamor's rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" proves her an exceptional interpreter of romantic standards. Ms. Clamor's rich and sensuous voice gives each lyric's message new meaning.Read More

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POSTED ON OCTOBER.23.2004