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About Pairings

The Yukon jazz singer makes the minimalism work on her second album "Pairings". By limiting herself to very few backing players - and in most cases, just a single supporting musician - she creates a lot of open room for her sublime singing and her collaborators' superb sense of swing. I'd like to suggest one more pairing...all jazz lovers' ears and this wonderful recording.
— Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio

Fawn Fritzen possesses a winning combination of skills that have become increasingly important among jazz singers who endeavor to set themselves apart from the masses – she doesn’t just cover songs, she also writes her own material. But Fawn's most standout quality, showcased on her latest album Pairings, is the daring way in which she invites her musical partners to shine alongside her in their unique abilities. From George Koller’s fuzzy vocalizations and hand percussion performed simultaneously with his bass lines and Daniel Janke’s prepared piano to unaccompanied saxophone trio and solo drums as the only support to her vocals. Add to the mix Fawn’s ability to navigate several languages fluently, with unexpected twists and turns, and it becomes clear she is an artist whose boldness will surprise and even delight the listener on every track.
Laila Biali, pianist and vocalist, host of Saturday Night Jazz on CBC Radio 2

What a glorious album Pairings is. Simply glorious. The multi-talented musician Fawn Fritzen – vocalist, chanteuse, vaudevillian, actress, and pianist – just has to be herself in all of those personae and such wonderful things happen that it takes your breath away. Fawn Fritzen’s is a fascinating yet compact masterpiece and bears repeated listening for there is so much going on in this performance. The atmospheric duets – seemingly growing out of a dimly lit stage – even in darkness – are conjured up on this compelling performance.
— Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama

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About Bedroom Voice

The result of Fritzen and Janke's collaboration is a treasure of vocal jazz. It captures the strength and expression of Fritzen's voice and songwriting with Janke's skills and experimentation to create a thoroughly enjoyable album.
— Barry "Jack" Jenkins, What's Up, Yukon

Fawn's CD is lovely. She has a warm, relaxed sound and she knows how to communicate. Her accompaniment here is perfect – clear and economical – always supporting, never overwhelming as she tells her story.
Reg Schwager, jazz guitarist and composer

Fawn Fritzen is beautiful. She is a beautiful vocalist and a great songwriter. I was really drawn into her music on her album "Bedroom Voice". Her original compositions have a very familiar feeling and blend so well with her choices of standard material. I was really taken with her English/German rendition of Gentle Rain. A stellar, sincere performance of a beautiful jazz standard. Life So Sweet and I'm a Fool For You are great examples of her preeminent writing skills. I feel Fawn's heart and I'm looking forward to hearing a lot more beautiful music from her in the future.
Joani Taylor, Canada’s “First Lady of the Jazz Ballad”