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Willa Webber’s Take a Breath New Year Message of Peace and Hope Now Available on iTunes

January 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Soprano Willa Webber and J2 Music have issued Take a Breath, a lovely new song with a special Holiday/New Year message of peace that is especially appropriate in these times. This special Berlin Mix is now available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-breath-berlin-mix-single/id1192558280.

Music for Take a Breath is by Willa Webber, with lyrics by Jonathan McHugh and production and arrangement by Tom Leonhardt.

Willa Webber’s haunting soprano, combined with a musical education from around the world has led her on a genre-bending journey, mixing Classical with House, Opera with Dance and creating a new space for Traditional music within the Millennial DJ community. Coming from a classical and operatic background, Webber was awarded the coveted Karl Erb Stiftung Music Scholarship and has performed with high-profile ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Symphonic Orchestra. In the midst of her background in classical performance, her muse lured her first to India, and later to New York City, where she delved into the kaleidoscopic presence of various and vast musical and cultural worlds. Her successes within the Classical community led Webber to explore songwriting and composition in NYC, combining the genre with influences from Jazz, Folk and World Music. This culminated in the highly regarded Global Acoustic Project, in which she sings in no less than 10 languages and includes an array of cultural influences.

Her five year collaboration with Haitian-born New York City DJ, Producer and multi-instrumentalist Jephté Guillaume resulted in the full length release Blue and Deep, which saw the title track make waves in the International House, Dance and Pop worlds. Webber’s career has since expanded to highly acclaimed scores (Rosita la favorite del Tercer Reich, Viking Women), feature film roles (Anna Wunder in Father Rupert Mayer) audiobooks, staged musical readings and performances (Diva in Sommer 14 at the renowned Bertolt Brecht Theater, Berlin). Webber recently finished her Artist Residency at the International Music and Theatre Days in Kolobrzeg/Poland. She had been featured on the Global Christmas Compilation this Winter and will be part of the Global Chill Compilation this Spring (J2 Music/Water Music Records).

An accompanying video for Take a Breath (Berlin Mix) can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb08C1dsEJI. Visit her at http://www.willawebber.com/#home. Willa Webber is managed by J2 Records of Santa Monica, California. For photos and more about her, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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