Depth and wisdom in these gorgeous jazz, standards, pop, and country songs, which won 2017's "Best Music You've Never Heard!" On KGO-Radio.
1. The Girls of Summer
2. I Double Dare You
3. Something Wonderful
4. I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues
5. Where Did the Rock Go
6. Close to You / Top of the World
7. My Stupid Mouth
9. What Can I Say
10. Someday When I Stop Loving You
11. No One Is Alone
12. This Angel
13. What Can You Lose
14. You Matter to Me
15. I'll Be Here
16. Hands / Satisfied
It can happen with one song, and the right singer -- she can make you cry, catch your breath, or take you to another place and time. Such is the case with vocalist and actress Illana Zauderer Parker.
Her latest studio album, "Double Dare," is packed with 17 tracks that showcase this Bay Area artist's versatility and depth, and is her most personal collection of music yet. From the sultry Sondheim opening track, "The Girls of Summer" to the swinging lament "Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" by Duke Ellington, to the sweet Sara Bareilles anthem "You Matter to Me" and the contemporary theatre gem "I'll Be Here" by Adam Gwon, Illana takes the listener into her world of raw truth and freedom.
On this, her second album, Illana places us right in the emotional center of every song with her elegant voice, dramatic storytelling, and simple vulnerability. You won't be able to turn your head or look away once you're under her spell.
In addition to "Double Dare," Illana released her debut album, "Hot in Here" to much acclaim. From the classic jazz of "Peel Me a Grape" to the theatrical heartbreaker "Guess Who I Saw Today," she continues to deliver—personally and powerfully.
Illana has been seen on both coasts in regional and Off-Broadway theatre productions, and has sung at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, in numerous productions and concerts at Stanford University, and at England's Oxford University. She can also be heard on several theatre soundtracks.