|Genres Jazz, Jazz vocals|
Name Randa Ghossoub
Years active 1982-present
Role Singer · randamusic.com
|Labels Luna Records|
Record label Luna Records
|Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Author|
Randa Ghossoub is a Lebanese - Canadian jazz singer who immersed herself in this genre at an early age. Her style is the result of multicultural immersion, parallel singing and acting workshops, while integrating classic jazz principles.
Her career as a singer took off during a journey to Miami in 2002 where she recorded her first jazz album Pillow Talk... The album contains several American jazz standards, one track in French, and was her first attempt in writing lyrics in Arabic to Duke Ellington's hugely successful Caravan. The result was quite convincing because of the subtle orientalism it effectively portrayed.
In 2006, she launched her second album I Belong recorded in Amsterdam, offering a mix between jazz and world music. The album was very well received and beautifully reviewed by the American Show Time Magazine. She has since toured many places around the world.
In September 2011, she released her latest album Moon Breeze recorded in Montreal with the collaboration of world acclaimed jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Michel Donato and drummer Jim Hillman. Randa sings fluently in four languages namely English, French, Arabic and Spanish. The album was favorably reviewed in the The Daily Star.