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    Summertime Lullaby

    Piano Orchestrations with Vocals


    Jazz Standards and Love Songs

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    On Summertime Lullaby, a recent release from Peggy Duquesnel, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter takes her listeners on a musical journey through the world of romance. Subtitled "Jazz Standards and Love Songs", the recording combines Ms. Duquesnel's own wonderful compositions, including the lovely title track, with popular classics from the Great American Songbook. Inspired by the love in her own life, the disc is dedicated by the singer to her husband and features a selection of some of the couple's favorite songs, as well as original works inspired by their shared times.


    TESTIMONIALS:

    LA - based Peggy Duquesnel sings, plays piano and writes in the jazz tradition of guys like Dick Hyman and Ralph Sutton...she brings her clear yet unassuming voice to mature originals like 'Promised Land' and the title track.
    - George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly (Aug 13, 2010)

    The title song is an original with a lovely melody and touching lyrics...'In The Quiet Hours' and 'Promised Land,' are two other originals that further demonstrate how well the entertainer matches music and words.
    - Cam Miller, The American Rag (Apr 01, 2010)

    Peggy Duquesnel sounds like a smokier version of Rosemary Clooney. Her voice is bright and buoyant with burnt honey shadings...
    - Alonzo Weston, St. Joseph News-Press (Mar 12, 2010)

    Duquesnel's keyboards are right on time all the way through the album and clearly show her love of playing.
    - Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation (Mar 15, 2010)

    She writes some nice tunes, like the title cut. And her choice of standards suit her own vocal style.
    - Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate (Mar 25, 2010)

    The original tracks on Summertime Lullaby are sensitive and sincere; you can hear for yourself how much Duquesnel has put into writing the lyrics and composing the music.
    - The Muse's Muse (Mar 04, 2010)

    Orange County jazz pianist Peggy Duquesnel, who played keyboards in Warwick's band from 1996 to 1998, recalls that period with fondness. 'Dionne had a very natural way with the audience, telling little stories, and her singing was so musical,' she says. 'She had a great respect for the songwriters, and that came through in performance. It was an honor to work for her.'
    - Kirk Silsbee, Arroyo: Deja Vu (Jun 01, 2010)

    Her voice is very calming like Janis Siegel, where you not only hear her love for jazz and singing, but simply a love of music.
    - John Book, This is Book's Music (Feb 17, 2010)

    Her voice is clear and pure and she is unafraid to divide her arrangements between extended piano solos and the lyrics of the songs she has arranged.
    - Grady Harp, Amazon Editorial Review (Feb 10, 2010)

    Peggy Duquesnel has all the accoutrements needed to make a lasting and positive impression on listeners minds.
    - Susan Frances, Jazz Inside

    Duquesnel's vocals, be they bluesy or joyful are tailored to the many moods of the season. Some of her solo work, such as 'Satin Doll' and 'Take the 'A' Train' manifest themselves as heartfelt tributes to their respective composers, peer to peer, as it were.
    - Bob Gish, Jazz Inside (May 28, 2010)

    Duquesnel knows how to reach her audience and her singing is very appealing. 'Stay As Sweet As You Are,' composed by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel has truly sweet lyrics and, for me, was an emotional experience to see and hear live from Duquesnel's quartet.
    - Glenn A. Mitchell, L.A. Jazz Scene (Apr 21, 2010)

    This album is a treasure for the discerning ear... It is jazz at it's best. Her piano solo makes ones foot tap and brings a smile...
    - John Gilbert, Jazzreview (May 07, 2010)

    The California-based singer has come up with some smooth arrangements for a clutch of well loved jazz standards, interspersed with four of her own compositions including the languid title track, which sets the scene for a thoroughly enjoyable set.
    - Piers Ford, "The Art of the Torch Singer" (May 20, 2010)