Miriam Davidson is a versatile singer/songwriter and educator on the Vancouver music scene. Her experience in jazz, pop and classical genres has given her music a distinctive sound. She has just released her sophomore album Second Take. Her new disc features some of the best rock and jazz musicians in the city. Miriam plays piano and sings. Elijah Bak of The Dollar Store Jesus and Japanese Cowboy plays guitar. Bernie Addington of the Bruno Hubert Group, Soul Crib and Circus In Flames plays double bass. Loren Davidson of Japanese Cowboy plays drums. Eduardo Ottoni engineered, recorded and mixed Second Take. In 1998 she recorded and produced her debut jazz CD Subtexts featuring Jon Roper and Marc Rogers. Miriam wrote all but three of the songs on the album. She also sang background vocals for Rob Best's World Jive Big Band's CD Motsola in 1999. Miriam sang alto on the Laudate Singers CD releases Christmas Journey and Songs Of Heaven And Earth and Elektra Women's Choir A Child Of Grace. She continues to be a principal member of the Laudate Singers who have just released their third CD A Baroque Christmas. In August 2003, she sang alto in the Festival Vancouver Chorus Gala Opening concert featuring world renowned conductor Helmuth Rilling conducting Schubert's Mass in A Flat. Her new CD is much different than the jazz of her debut album. Second Take appeals to a wide range of musical tastes and is in the vein of Sarah Harmer's and Beth Orton's modern takes on the female singer songwriter.
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