LOUISE VAN AARSEN, a Dutch native now living in Boston, MA, , celebrated the release of her stunning debut album “Destiny on May 8, 2012, at Boston's premier Jazz Club "Scullers", receiving standing ovations from the sold out crowd, and praise from the jazz press. Louise’s original songs are moving lyrical stories with universal appeal in an eclectic mix of jazz, Latin, classical, pop and fusion, that linger long after the music stops.
With her producer, Boston’s leading jazz vocalist REBECCA PARRIS (featured on selected tracks) and a pristine band of jazz musicians, she creates a panorama of unique and memorable music.
THE "DESTINY" BAND's impressive line-up includes: Pianists Doug Hammer, Russ Hoffmann, and Paul McWilliams, Claudio Ragazzi (guitar), Oscar Stagnaro (bass), Mike Turk (harmonica), Arnie Krakowsky (tenor sax), Jim Lattini (drums), and Mike Ringquist (percussion). A number of songs feature a string section (beautifully arranged by Claudio Ragazzi), featuring Eugene Friesen and members of his Berklee World Strings, who add exquisite icing to the delicious musical cake. Last but not least, Rebecca Parris also lends her grand voice to a few of these special new songs.