David Bowie given the jazz treatment by Lea DeLaria

The Hollywood supertalent pays tribute to British rock with her crowd-funded album ‘House of David’ released today.

The Hollywood supertalent pays tribute to British rock with her crowd-funded album ‘House of David’ released today.

Lea DeLaria has recently become an A-list actress, with her lead role of ‘Big Boo’ in prison drama series ‘Orange Is The New Black’, created by Netflix US.

What many people don’t realise is that DeLaria’s entertainment heritage stems from stand-up comedy, musicals and jazz singing. She has released a number of successful recordings including five albums with Warner Classics and Jazz, and collaboration with our own Ian Shaw in 2006!

Last year, fans were asked to contribute to the latest project – twelve jazz interpretations from the repertoire of David Bowie, including a bossa nova beat for ‘Golden Years’ and a gospel number for ‘Modern Love’. 

She says: “He’s THE defining singer songwriter of the latter part of the 20th century, his bold career choices and mind blowing artistic technique flies in the face of convention. He is quite simply a legend. David’s music lends itself perfectly to the language of Jazz. I hope he sees this album as the tribute to his genius that I mean it to be.”

The album features guest vocals from Janis Siegel of Manhatten Transfer, and is out today on UK download.

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