Shoshana Bean’s three independent solo releases have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK in peak positions including #1. Her 2014 release, "Shadows to Light", earned her a Hot Shot debut at #10 on the Billboard Blues charts.
Shoshana’s fourth studio album,"Spectrum", thrills with a fresh new take on the classic tradition of big band. Inspired largely by Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Barbra Streisand, "Spectrum" promises to be Shoshana’s most impressive project to date. Backed by an 18 piece big band with arrangements by Grammy Award-nominated arranger Alan Ferber, Bean’s powerhouse vocals, for which she has become known, are visceral and heartfelt. She weaves effortlessly through haunting originals, new workings of contemporary hits and beloved classics.
Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and TV shows, amassed millions of YouTube views, and performed with Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight, and Michael Jackson.
Title track from debut album "Superhero" (2008) hit #5 on iTunes R&B Chart and won an Independent Music award.
Sophomore album "O’Farrell Street" (2013) premiered at #3 on iTunes R&B Chart.
"Runaway Train" (2014 single) hit #1 on UK iTunes Blues Chart and #4 in the US and is soon to be featured in the upcoming feature film "Ode to Joy".
Arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol performance of "I Luh Ya Papi".
Has appeared on The Today Show, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, The Marie Osmond Show, and The Queen Latifah Show
"Shadows to Light" (2014) debuted at #1 in US and #2 in UK on iTunes Blues chart.
Shoshana Bean has released a cover song of "I Did Something Bad", by Taylor Swift, who gave it her personal approval. The cover song can be heard HERE. "Remember the Day' the leading single from Shoshana Bean can be heard HERE.
Stream Spectrum here: http://hyperurl.co/htczeq.
Shoshana, who won the heart of millions in Wicked (She was Idina Menzel's first replacement) and her performances with Post Modern Jukebox, will be performing her album release concert at the Ace Hotel with special guests Chrissy Metz and Audra Mae. Grab your tickets HERE.