Saturday, March 24, 2012

Vienna Waits for You

She took us to "Vienna" last Wednesday and put her own spin to my all-time favorite Billy Joel classic. This cover is a winner, and so is she! It's simply mesmerizing that the $1.29 I spent on iTunes for her studio version was very well worth it!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the ever-so-talented new singer with cool raspy vocals, Elise Testone!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Haley Kind of March

Haley Reinhart's adoring fans can rejoice now that our retrofabulous Queen Haley is back in style! Her debut single "Free" will officially be available for download this coming Tuesday, and she will return to the American Idol stage on Thursday (March 22nd) to promote it. 

Here's the icing on the cake. If you want an extra dose of Haley like I do, you can also catch her on 90210 next week (March 27), where she will be guest-starring on that night's particular episode of the CW Network series. I love that Haley can do it all - singing and acting! All I can say is that Interscope Records is marketing her right. I'm hoping she will turn into the superstar she deserves to be. 

All die-hard Haley fans can now pre-order her album Listen Up! on her official website. The accompanying flip book is way too sizzling of a bonus to be missed.

In the meantime, you can watch Haley perform a stripped down rendition of "Free" right here. Do you heart it? Let me know what you think. This is a Haley kind of March, and I'm liking all these Haley talks that are flooding the news!

Monday, March 12, 2012

That Old Black and White Magic Called "The Artist"

Does reinventing Old Hollywood in the modern times create a fresh movie-viewing experience for today’s generation? With the tastefully produced The Artist, which just snagged the title of Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards along with a Best Actor win for Jean Dujardin and also Original Score (of course, we're also not forgetting the Golden Globes and Cannes), there’s no denying that black and white cinema still holds the power to charm and bewitch many film lovers and critics from all over the world. Not to mention Uggie the Dog is utterly adorable and captivating. Brownie points for his fine acting chops!

Indulge yourself in a grand adventure where movie-making magic is at its finest, complete with all the glitz and glamour that the 1920’s offer. The Artist is there for your entertainment. It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de lovely!

Watch the trailer for this silent movie: 

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"I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee."
~Harry Mahtar

Welcome to Jazz on the Rocks, a brand new virtual cafe where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the cityscapes with continuous servings of worldwide music, film, TV and lifestyle topics on the menu. My name is Jules, and it's my pleasure to be your companion throughout your coffee break. 

Here at the Jazz on the Rocks blog, you're free to surf through playlists that I will regularly update for your enjoyment along with music videos I adore, mini reviews and other posts related to my favorite things. No matter what your personal taste - Broadway, retro rock, Haley Reinhart, Audrey Hepburn, chocolate mousse cake - you get to pick from a variety of flavors available that are sure to satisfy your craving. 

Jazz on the Rocks is all yours to savor! ;)