With an abundance of charm, jazz-pop vocalist Gracie Terzian introduces herself as a reliably authentic chanteuse on her calling card EP, Saints and Poets.
She’s a beguiling singer and modern song stylist with an astute sense of swing. Her six original songs (music co-written with pianist Wells Hanley) are loving recorded (and sonically terrific) and lean on bossa-nova rhythms with a degree of sophistication reminiscent of Melody Gardot or Stacy Kent. All of the songs are keepers, but the winning title track is the stand-out. “Sleepwalker” and “Wait Silently” are delightfully effervescent, too, with attractive, bubbly guitar solos. Certain and self-assured, it’s not surprising Terzian is a YouTube sensation. Though she performs frequently in New York, she deserves a higher profile, so here’s looking forward to what she does next. Independently released and available on iTunes. Preview here. (6 tracks; 26 minutes) www.gracieterzian.com