Monday, June 01, 2015


I have been busy putting together a new collection of songs from my previous releases. As you know my albums are on the eclectic side and often I have one or two songs with a jazz nuanced flavour. Now I have written and recorded enough jazzier shades to create a whole Kind of Jazz album. My hope is to create a gentle, soothing departure into dreamland with jazz influenced songs providing the perfect mix of solace and brilliance. Listen and stream the whole album at
Norine Braun releases a new digital album “Kind of Jazz” which is a collection of jazz influenced scintillating songs from her previous recordings.
April 23, 2015- Norine Braun is a singer-songwriter renowned for writing wide ranging compositions in various genres from blues, roots, rock to jazz music in her impressive catalogue of 9 albums. Norine Braun’s new “Kind of Jazz”, focuses on 11 songs in soft jazz and mellow stylings from her past releases providing the perfect mix of solace and brilliance all in one collection.  Norine’s serene voice and her lush velvety presence is what make these standout performances.  The tracks have been highly recognized, including the song Crystallize, which won the Jazz Female singer/songwriter of the year award at the Los Angeles Music Awards. . “Kind of Jazz “will be available on iTunes, Amazon and most digital shops online in time for Mother’s day.
“An eclectic creator, Norine Braun expresses universal themes and paints refreshing and meaningful musical landscapes. Braun is a relentless live performer and composer with a nine-album discography, who is full of nourishing aural surprises and a 10th masterpiece on the horizon. Norine is a recent recipient of the esteemed Canada Council For the Arts Award in 2014. She has appeared at numerous clubs and international festivals. Always true to herself and to those that embrace her work, Braun rides the crest of the wave of non-commercial stylists, delivering grit and sensitivity in one deep breath.” - Don Coleman (A/R Group International)  Stream the whole album and Norine's previous 2 releases at 
Love,  Norine
"Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate." Scott Alexander  Abort Magazine

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It is with great pleasure that I introduce my latest release, "Press On!" (2015)

Over 3 years in the making, my best foot forward, a synthesis of over 25 years of creating, performing and producing Blues music.
Many tracks didn’t make it, no fillers. I wanted something I could be proud of, that would truly move people and stand the test of time.
With guest artists like Paul Walter Daly playing harmonica on “Press On!,” and John Wilson on upright bass known for his work with Dave Hole’s release of Short Fuse Blues in 1990, there is a vibe here that I am very pleased to present to you.
The album's theme is all about being positive in a world that at times seems oppressive. Seizing the moment, taking responsibility for your actions and using the power of affirmation and belief in oneself to attain that higher ground.
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Mike de Velta

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