American soprano Jāma Fowler Jandroković has charmed audiences and critics alike with her “lovely lyric soprano”, “flawless vocal production” and “vivacious” performances. Native to the wind-swept plains of the American West, Ms. Jandroković has concertized across Europe and the United States with solo performances in major international concert halls including Konzerthaus Berlin, Munich's Gasteig für Kultur, The National Theater of Croatia, New York City’s Steinway Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the United Nations.
A versatile artist, Ms. Jandroković is equally at ease interpreting literature spanning Renaissance lute song to the Broadway musical. She fosters a special affinity for repertoire of the Baroque era and a passion for creating new music in association with living composers. The celebrated art song composer Lori Laitman and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec have each written song cycles for Ms. Jandroković, based upon her autobiographical poetry, inspiring Wall Street Journal music critic Greg Sandow to comment, “This is not your Grandmother’s vocal recital. The very idea of a classical singer doing something like this is revolutionary” as well as praise from The New York Times “give this soprano credit for putting herself on the line.”
Ms. Jandroković’s debut recording, Mercurial Love, featuring the music of John Dowland and Henry Purcell has been hailed “a pure delight” and is available on the MSR Classics label. Upcoming releases on MSR include La Bianca Rosa, a collection of Italian continuo cantatas by Handel in collaboration with the exciting harpsichord virtuoso Jory Vinikour, whose “immaculate virtuosity” has partnered vocal stars Cecilia Bartoli, David Daniels, Magdalena Kožená and Anne-Sophie von Otter; as well the release of Five Lovers, a world premiere recording of twenty-first-century song cycles showcasing performances with violinist Colin Jacobsen and violist Max Mandel, members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
“Elegant and graceful singer…clear and beautiful voice” - GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
New York Newsday
“Jandroković, a striking blonde, has a lovely lyric soprano and a gift for poetry; haiku-like and vividly imagist.”
Opera News (New York, NY)
“…inventive and ambitious…a young talent…her voice is appealingly sweet, her upper register easy and flexible. Woolf's evocative treatments [of the poetry] were musical minefields, and Jandroković negotiated them with impressive confidence…one came away [from the concert] appreciating her genuine desire to collaborate and communicate, as well as her commendable commitment to new music.”
New Classik Review (Atlanta, USA)
“...purely delightful…Ms. Jandroković’s light lyric soprano and seamlessly flawless vocal production seem to float over some of the most formidable obstacles in the literature with deceptive ease.”
International Record Review (United Kingdom)
“...a recitalist with a pure, attractive voice…Jandrokovic’s artistry serves Purcell’s songs as well as it does Dowland’s. Right from the opening track, one is immediately made aware Jandrokovic’s concern for the words and their expression…the higher register is treated with extreme delicacy, while subtle ornamentation and discreet changes in tone-colour underscore meaning without drawing attention to technique. Stylistically, Jandrokovic is closer to Barbara Bonney or Dawn Upshaw than, say, Emma Kirkby. There’s naturalness to the phrasing...a thoroughly enjoyable recital.”
The New York Times
“Give this soprano credit for putting herself on the line.”
American Record Guide (New York, NY)
"...she has a beautiful voice, light and sweet."
Večernji list (Zagreb, Croatia)
“…excellent control, attractive appearance and a feeling for the mood and content of the songs…silvery, sonorous and well-balanced performance with ecstatic, imaginative interpretation.”
Glamour Magazine (Germany)
“…elegant and graceful singer…clear and beautiful voice.”
ArtsJournal (New York, NY)
“This is not your Grandmother’s vocal recital. The very idea of a classical singer doing something like this is revolutionary. Brava to Ms. Jandroković.”
Gotham Magazine (New York, NY)
Audiophile (Seattle, USA)
“Jāma Jandroković is in possession of a light, lyrical, sweetly subtle voice…From [Dowland to Purcell] there are simply no finer tunes that have ever floated through the air…the soprano has her way with these composers to excellent effect.”
The Daily Spectrum (Utah, USA)
“Jandroković can range easily from the playful to the poetic to the grand as her voice fills the hall with strength and grace. “Perfection" is the word that comes to mind.”
The Record (New Jersey, USA)
“If Maria Callas and Carrie Bradshaw had a love child, she would be Jāma Jandroković - singer, writer, dreamer. Jandroković’s art songs are classical music’s answer to ‘Sex and the City’.”
Vjesnik (Zagreb, Croatia)
“…graceful personality…gentle lyric soprano and convincing characterization of lyrics. Her interpretation is careful, with a delicate tone, without forced manner; and yet, on occasion, she approaches it with strength and agility.”
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