"Barbara Fasano breezes up onto the stage, like a gust of fresh air ...
Ms. Fasano doesn't only provide knowledgable and skilled musical storytelling,
she lends an air of levity, playfulness, and joy ... a treat to behold, and to hear."
~ Stephen Mosher
"Exhilarating ... Comely Barbara Fasano bears a distant vocal resemblance to Lena Horne ...
A lyrically sensitive interpreter with a special affinity for Joni Mitchell ...
smart, breezy ... witty and playful ... a hotbed of pleasure.”
~ Stephen Holden
“Ms. Fasano is a charismatic stylist who effectively channels the spirits
of the great über-divas Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand.”
~ Will Friedwald
“Fasano is a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor's intensity in whatever she sings.”
~ Frank Scheck
“She gives off palpable electricity.” ~ Rex Reed
“Ms. Fasano is a singer of restrained but deeply felt emotion ... at once cool and sultry ...blends the romantic timelessness of cabaret with the immediacy of contemporary pop … mixes standards from Duke Ellington and Cole Porter with modern tunes by Sting and Springsteen.”
“Barbara Fasano sings with such deeply felt belief in her material that the art she practices is closer to pure expression than interpretation. Not just a great Italian crooner, an heir to Sinatra for our time,
but a jazz singer of the first rank.”
~ David Hajdu, music critic
“Taste, built-in dramatic chops, the ability to manipulate time, and, above all, respect for lyrics ... ”
~ Harvey Siders
“Another Arlen collection that can be played alongside Harold’s ... praise the band, and the singer, and thank them for a bluesy, jazzy, swinging album of Arlen.”
~ Steven Suskin
“Illuminates with torchlight ... sizzles with sultry ... intelligent, lush and sexy.”
“Chanteuse extraordinaire Barbara Fasano electrifies pop and jazz with flavors of steamy romance and snaps of wit. Her natural charisma, sharp acting and vocal talent showed her as a sensitive interpreter of lyrics punched up by a formidable jazz sense.”
~ Elizabeth Ahlfors
“Accomplished, polished, and highly entertaining ..."
~ Marilyn Lester,
“Fasano projects sex appeal ... crystal-clear interpretations of every number ... very good company...”
~ William Wolf