A jazz lover's dream come true.
- Dick Metcalf
Listen up, pay attention, there is some magic happening here."
- Grady Harp
These songs provide an interesting insight into the singer’s worldly
approach to music.
- Bruce Crowther
Most impressive and surprising is her flowing wordless treatment of Pat
Metheny’s “Bright Size Life” and a dreamy take of Jimmy Webb’s “By the
Time I Get to Phoenix.” Surrounded by brass, she glides all over the
turbulence of “ On a Clear day” and gives off a very clever yet gentle
version of “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.
- George W. Harris
What she manages to do is breathe new life into the old songs, while giving the newer pieces a jazz vibe that puts them in a whole new light.
- Jack Goodstein
"Joy Spring", a disc that reveals strong time and intonation.
- Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe
If you love jazz and a fresh honest approach to the great standards, you'll love Kaoruko's "Joy Spring".
- Michael Khouri, North East Performer Magazine
Singing in three languages; English, Portuguese and in fluent scat, Kaoruko knows how to situate her voice.
- James Isaacs, Citysearch.com