On October 2, multitalented composer, trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick will release her new album True on Rubber Jungle Records.

As a member of Trey’s solo bands for the past seven years, Hartswick has displayed remarkable musical versatility. Equally at home performing soul, funk, pop and R&B, Hartswick states that jazz has always been her greatest passion. “This style of music is closest to my heart,” says Hartswick. “It’s what I grew up playing; it’s who I am.”

True features many well-known professional musicians with whom Jennifer has played extensively in her home state of Vermont, including Joe Davidian (piano); Nicholas Cassarino (guitar); John Rivers (bass); Geza Carr (drums) and Andrew Breskin (tenor saxophone).

Recorded at The Barn, Anastasio’s studio complex in Vermont, each track was recorded live in no more than two takes. “I always want an album to sound fresh,” Hartswick says. “It’s amazing to see what happens when you put great musicians in a room together with no boundaries.”

What happens is a beautiful thing. From the soothing piano opening of “Gentle Rain” to the upbeat swing of “That’s All;” from the hauntingly beautiful original “You Own Me” to the closing strains of “When I Fall in Love,” True effortlessly glides through a canon of jazz moods, displaying a fresh energy and a spontaneous feel throughout.

True will be released on October 2 and a special pre-order will take place through Trey’s Online Store. The first 100 albums sold will be personally signed by Jennifer and there is also a special bundle to purchase both True and Jennifer’s debut solo album Fuse at a specail discounted price. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of True will support a non-profit initiative begun by Hartswick; the charity helps women with breast cancer receive alternative treatments not covered by conventional medical insurance.

Hartswick’s jazz quartet will be promoting the album with live performances at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont on September 30th and the Blue Note in New York, New York on October 20th.

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