'Outstanding...treasure from this great new singer and her incredible band.' -Downtown Music Gallery 'Heidemann is busy creating her own totally engrossing musical world that must be heard rather than read about. Bright might just be the beginning of a new jazz genre in search of a name. Highly recommended.' -All about Jazz ' Buena banda, buenos temas y Monika...que es...que es una...una...cantante revelacion!' - El Intruso 'On her debut CD, Bright, Monika Heidemann gracefully and clearly delivers her deliciously off-kilter prosody. She has cultivated her own unique style with such conviction that more than one jazz writer has proclaimed the discovery of a new genre.' -New Music Box, 'Possessed of a very fine voice and an original style, I consider Monika one of the most promising and talented young musicians that I know." - Steve Lacy, jazz saxophone --------------- Monika Heidemann twists together jazz sensibility, improvisation, catchy pop melodies, the grind of rock n' roll and enough subconscious creativity to still question where her music could have come from. Reaching above and beyond the standard, these modern day art-songs are truly a breath of fresh air. Her off-beat humor and smart, avant-garde arrangements, though not at all esoteric, betray her background as an intuitive musician, well-balanced between the technical and the spontaneous. These virtues, key to every great musician, are equally true of her vocal approach. Monika Heidemann's warm, dark, voice and fluid phrasing, envelop strong melodies and remarkable musical vocabularies. With a captivating band of brilliant musicians and improvisors, this music leaves one simultaneously entranced with mystery and revelation, joy and sadness. It is this dance with contradiction that makes the dreamlike poetry of her songs resonate for all who hear them.