For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2014
Toronto, ON - After raising $27, 500 USD through Kickstarter, to finance the recording of his debut album and attracting the attention of 5-time GRAMMY award-winning producer Dave Reitzas (Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban), Canadian baritone Jonathan Estabrooks is set to independently release the fan-funded album, 'These Miles', on April 8th, 2014. To mark the release of the album, Jonathan Estabrooks will be performing album release shows in Toronto and his hometown of Ottawa. He'll be performing at The Drake Underground in Toronto on April 4th and in Ottawa at The National Arts Centre on April 10th.
With elements of classical, pop and classic musical theatre, 'These Miles' is a stunning and energetic debut LP, fusing classic, unforgettable melodies with the lushness of the Macedonia Radio Orchestra. The album was recorded with over 50 musicians in London, Macedonia, New York City and Los Angeles. Collaborations on the album include: Simon Cowell discovery and SONY Masterworks artist, Jonathan Antoine and New Age classical pianist/composer Jennifer Thomas. The collabarations with both Antoine and Thomas were orchestrated with the use of social media. An avid user of Twitter (over 20K followers) and Facebook, Estabrooks is a new breed of classical performer, using social media to connect and grow his fanbase. He initially reached out to both artists about working together through Facebook and was successful in conducting cross ocean collaborations through the use of Skype & social media.