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To Know Love​.​.​.

by Maria Schafer

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    Artist photography by Jason Kruppa with design and layout by Maria Schafer.

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Estrada branca, lua branca, noite alta, tua falta Caminhando, caminhando, caminhando, ao lado meu. Uma saudade, uma vontade, tão doída, de uma vida Vida que morreu. Estrada passarada, noite clara Meu caminho é tão sozinho, tão sozinho a percorrer Que mesmo andando para a frente Olhando a lua tristemente Quanto mais ando, mais estou perto de você. Se em vez de noite fosse dia, e o sol brilhasse é a poesia E em vez de triste, fosse alegre de partir. Se em vez de eu ver só minha sombra nessa estrada, Eu visse ao longo dessa estrada, uma outra sombra a me seguir Mas a verdade é que a cidade ficou longe Ficou longe na cidade, se deixou meu bem-querer. Eu vou sozinho sem carinho Vou caminhando meu caminho Vou caminhando com vontade de morrer.
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With a velveteen voice, charmingly straightforward delivery, and nuanced rhythmic sensibilities, versatile singer Maria Schafer returns from a full-time tour on the road with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to present her debut album, "To Know Love..."

This beautifully crafted presentation from Schafer features her modern arrangements of jazz standards and Brazilian tunes with a core guitar trio and expands and contracts the instrumentation from there. In the most sparse charts, intimate tracks feature Schafer's voice with solely guitar or bass, moving on to a hauntingly nostalgic "In Summer" with bass and drums, and finally assuming the full guitar trio with trumpet solos for the closer. The album presents a wide range of moods and concepts for the casual listener as well as the avid jazz lover, all while highlighting the immaculately designed vocal talents of Schafer and her trio headed by Los Angeles guitarist, Shane Savala.


released January 19, 2018

Maria Schafer - Vocals
Shane Savala - Guitar
Kyle Sharamitaro - Drums
Joe Butts - Bass
Brad Black - Trumpet

Produced by Maria Schafer

Recorded at Marigny Studios, New Orleans, LA
Recorded and mixed by Justin Armstrong
Mastered by Mark Rubinstein, Columbus, OH

Album design and layout by Maria Schafer
Artist photography by Jason Kruppa


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Maria Schafer Los Angeles, California

Compelling lyrical delivery, soaring arrangements, and a gentle voice to soothe the soul.

Jazz, world, folk, and pop vocals with nuanced rhythms and straightforward yet clever interpretation.

As the featured vocalist with The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ms. Schafer has performed across the United States, Canada, Australia, Latvia, and Japan.
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