“Danbury- New Fairfield singer/songwriter Brianne Chasanoff will preview songs from her second CD, "Breathe", at a concert Friday before the CD is available on iTunes and cdbaby.com. Chasanoff's performance will be at her alma mater, Western Connecticut State University, starting at 7:30 pm in the ballroom of the Westside Campus Center, off Lake Avenue Extension. It is free and open to the public. While at WCSU, Chasanoff played trumpet in the jazz enemble and the brass ensemble, in addition to studying voice and piano. She also took conducting and arranging classes. After graduating in 2003, she attended a songwriting workshop at Berklee School of Music in Boston and she went on to complete her master's degree in studio composition at SUNY Purchase. Her voice has been described as both "sultry" and "angelic". Her first CD, "Broken", was released in 2007. She was a semi-finalist in the National Pantene Pro Voice Singer/Songwriter contest for two consecutive years.”
"Where Music takes her: Brianne Chasanoff's Dual Career" "How long have I been singing? Well..." Brianne Chasanoff '03, just off the stage after doing a set at a local coffeehouse, settles into a brief but thoughtful silence. She has to reach back to her childhood for an answer to the question. "Pretty much as long as I can remember, I guess". She laughs softly. In spite of her quietness, there is a melodic resonance in Chasanoff's voice. It's especially present in the songs she writes and offers her audiences in live performances or on her CDs. She seems to have a natural ease with the deeper subjects in life. Lyrics from her haunting song, "Here Forever," written for her late grandmother whom she adored, speak about love and loss with a power both delicate and fierce: "Swing set's too small, suddenly I can't fly as high... And I lose you one more time as the picture slowly dies..."
“Getting to Know Brianne Chasanoff - Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Brianne Chasanoff, from New Fairfield, Conn., has been trained as a classical vocalist and pianist and has earned her stripes accompanying other musicians and singers in a variety of different musical milieus. She’s played in orchestras for plays, chorus ensembles, church services of all kinds and covered the range from Broadway to classical to pop. Many of the people whom she has performed before have no idea that there’s a secret side of Brianne—a side that is much more personal and connected to the music she plays….because that music is her own. Brianne Chasanoff is one of 24 emerging artists chosen for this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The Emerging Artist showcase is always one of the highlights of the festival. The musicians are chosen by a three-member jury.”
“ "Beautiful, creative, and original music, Brianne Chasanoff is a phenomenal performer, which is rare for modern music. Her CD, "Broken", is a must for any audiofile collection." ”
“Brianne Chasanoff is known for her “sultry voice, and she writes dark, melodic songs about love” Brianne's passionate vocals speak to the listener intimately through her sensitivity and her depth of emotional expression. Her angelic voice has a soothing, natural clarity." ”