An interview with Eve in Asheville's oldest music publication, Rapid River magazine: Read it here
Intimate. Organic. Jazz.
Debut album release
Eve Haslam's debut album, A Thousand Years Ago
, will be officially released on April 4, 2013. This album, available on CD (preorder online now
) and MP3 (download now
), features several favorite bossa novas and ballads with a special introduction to original compositions by her dad, Herb Haslam
NEW! Watch the video that introduces listeners to A Thousand Years Ago.
New York born and bred, Eve Haslam
is the visionary for Satin Steel Jazz
launched out of Asheville, North Carolina
The final cd concert happens this month in Asheville, North Carolina!
Satin Steel Jazz (SSJ) performs to suit your intimate event from a duo to a sextet with Eve Haslam's vocals backed by string bass, flute, trumpet, saxaphone, piano, percussion and/or guitar, showcasing the classics in jazz swing and Bossa Nova.
From early childhood, Eve was the vocalist for her Juilliard-grad composer dad, Herb Haslam. In the fifth grade they co-composed a four-part piece for the school chorus, performed at graduation. By senior high she was exempt from her music studies and was selected with five other members for the first a capella group of her county called "The Minstrels." Later she studied under the late Europe-renowned opera coach, James Partridge.
Today, her vocal styles are influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Etta James, Anita O'Day, Elis Regina, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Darin, Betty Carter and Keely Smith.
"Some of my favorite Brazilian singers have a natural muted tone and sing songs that tell a raw story relevant to a day in the life or a relationship. This is hard to mimic and does no justice to a Jobim composition without capturing this flavor."
Her vision for SSJ started in 2008 with the desire to capture organic sounds of an all-acoustic group. "I came up with the name with some girlfriends over dinner, and every name would sound like Sweet Basil, we couldn't stop including food in the title," says Eve. "After calling my dad with each one, he finally said, 'Keep it out of the kitchen!' That's when we came up with Satin Steel, which captures my hard and soft edges. It was a fun night."
Not uniformed by members, SSJ is a collaboration of the finest musicians throughout North and South Carolina, making for a fresh event with each performance.
Eve resides in Waynesville with her three loving AND well behaved dogs: Kaya, Sampson and Shannon. Along with her music career, she's a published writer and a self-made business consultant for small business owners. Her consulting business is Giving Voice Network, Inc.