Joel Shapira Guitarist
  Charmin and Shapira - Dawning and Daylight

Charmin Michelle - Vocals
Joel Shapira - Guitar
Paul Harper - Tenor Saxophone
Tom Lewis - String Bass
Nathan Norman - Drums
Dave Schmalenberger - Congas (on #2 & #6)

In our debut collaborative effort "Pure Imagination" we showcased our unique musical insight into the Great American Songbook. With this release, it is immediately evident that our group has expanded its musical boundaries and truly come into its own.

We are joined by four outstanding veterans of the Twin Cities jazz scene: Nathan Norman on drums, Tom Lewis on bass, Paul Harper on tenor saxophone and Dave Schmalenberger on congas. The result is a modern approach to classic standards and jazz tunes alike.

Charmin and Shapira
Dawning and Daylight
01. West Coast Blues
02. Nica's Dream
03. I Remember You
04. Caravan
05. In Walked Bud
06. You and the Night and the Music
07. I Thought About You
08. Weep No More
09. Beautiful Love
10. I'll Remember April (instrumental)
11. Never Let Me Go

Sound Samples in MP3 Format

Charmin & Shapira with Friends: Dawning and Daylight

Vocalist Charmin Michelle and guitarist Joel Shapira have performed together in various musical settings for close to fifteen years. Michelle's previous CD releases "Your Eyes", "Destination Moon" and "Hot" have earned her the respect and admiration of both critics and audiences alike, and have put her at the forefront of the Twin Cities jazz vocal scene, as well as creating a substantial following overseas.

Shapira's past CD releases with his acclaimed jazz trio Triplicate as well as his recent quartet CD "Open Lines", have all received highly enthusiastic reviews and extensive airplay locally and beyond.

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