Myanna

Jazz Improv

"As a multi-reed player, a composer and a bandleader, Myanna shows her musicality through her unique brand of funky feels and songs on every track of One Never Knows. Nearly all the tunes were written by the leader herself. The band plays her original material as a cohesive unit with heavily funkified leanings. Myanna mixes different timbres, both by alternating on soprano, tenor, alto and baritone saxes and by choosing different instrumental combinations for different tunes. These different sound assemblages, however, make the album sound more cohesive rather than less. The unity in the face of such diversity comes from Myanna's vision, realized through a number of well written compositions and arrangements. Definitely one to check out."

Jazziz Magazine

"Wielding alto, tenor, baritone, and soprano saxes, Myanna blows up a storm on an assortment of funk-infused workouts and bluesy organ groovers. Throw in some slow blues, jump blues, and Horace Silver-like Latin-tinged numbers, and this is a superior contemporary-jazz offering."

All Music Guide

"Myanna, a veteran saxophonist based in the Boston area, is quite impressive throughout this soul-jazz set - [she] deserves to be much better known."

Jazz Review.com

"Electrifying one moment, and soothing the next. "One Never Knows" what's coming from this classy and saxy lady. Although she's been in the game for a long time, pleasing crowds in the Northeast, this could be the one that finally gets her some well-deserved attention internationally. I certainly hope so. Keep on jammin, Myanna!"

WGBH Radio

This is exciting music that is full of passionate playing and good tunes."

The Boston Globe

"Grover Washington was one of the hardest blowing saxophonists I ever heard, bar none. It's the same thing with Myanna. To hear her live is very exciting. She's full of power and energy and in control of her instrument."

Cambridge Chronicle

"Myanna's newest album is a grabber from the first notes of the upbeat "Slippin' Down". The centerpiece, with terrific soloing from Myanna, is her own composition "Chillin' at the Lake"".

The Boston Globe

"Her quartet unfurled waves of energetic jazz-funk".

The Boston Phoenix

"There's a rhythmic acuity to her playing and a real sense of drama in her arrangements and songwriting".