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FYC: 60th Grammys ~ New Age Category ~ "SISU" by Jennifer DeFrayne

Attention NARAS Members:

    Jennifer DeFrayne's album "Sisu" is already surpassing her award winning 2014 debut release ("By a Wire") and is submitted For Your Consideration for nomination in the 60th Grammy Awards in the New Age category.  Listen to full length songs via Spotify or Soundcloud on this page or you can watch the video below which contains samples from each song. The liner notes are available below as well. 

     Sisu is a uniquely Finnish word that translates to one's perseverance, determination, endurance, inner strength or grit.  The album was inspired by Jennifer's Finnish heritage to encourage everyone to use their Sisu!! 

Finland celebrates its 100 year Centennial in December 2017!!
Debuted at #1 on the ZMR International radio charts for Mar & Apr; top 25 for 5 months and still on the charts



#1 for two months, and #2 for two more on Gaia Prime Radio


Debuted at #1 on Enlightened Piano Radio in March & top 15 for 5 months
Best New Artist
Zone Music Reporter Awards 2014
Top 50 for 5 months on
One World Music Radio Top 100 International charts
#14 for first 6 months of 2017 on Our Place Radio
Co-produced with Grammy Award winning (& multi-time nominated) New Age producer & engineer Corin Nelsen 

     "Jennifer DeFrayne has manifested into the world the perfect album for these times of self-doubt and fear, a release that is inspirational in its intent and perseveres in its beliefs of rising above all that is negative, and never giving up. Sisu should be a musical example to us all."  ~ Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio   

 Click Here to Listen to hear Jennifer's story on the One World Music Radio Album Show

Sisu features Jennifer on Piano accompanied by these World Class musicians:

Michael Manring- bass

Jeff Haynes- percussion 

Jill Haley- English horn

Premik Russell Tubbs- sax & EWI

Jeff Oster- flugel horn

Sara Milonovich- violin & vocals

Jeff Pearce- ambient guitar

Video contains samples of all 12 songs

     "Sisu is adventure music at its best, bravely abjuring the monotonous regime of reality to exemplify a magical new realm of possibilities." ~ Akademia Music Awards


    "Sisu is a very impressive second album, and I think it exceeds the promise of By a Wire... Highly recommended!" ~ Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano

     "Stating that “each song on the album embraces the spirit of sisu in one way or another, and each song is meant to reflect the many characteristics of sisu”, her intention is fully realized in the stirring emotional depth of these stunningly beautiful compositions!" ~ Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes

      "Listen to the spellbinding sounds of this album and I am sure you will agree this is one recording that will be in regular rotation in your stereo this year. 5/5 Stars" ~ Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

      " won’t find another player that has meshed the instruments with such skill.  There is a healing quality in all of the songs, so it’s easy to declare this beautiful collection as MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" ~ Rotcod Zzaj

      "Sisu is a deeply personal musical voyage that you will want to take many times, exploring the nooks and crannies in each track." ~ Bill Binkelman – Zone Music Reporter

      "It’s a big job to follow up a successful album (particularly a debut) with a second stunner. Bravo!  5/5 stars" ~ Fiona Joy, Fiona's Brush Stroke Reviews

 Links to all full length reviews are available on Jennifer's Acclaim page.

You can also learn more in the Sisu Press Release!

PR and Media Promotion

Beth Hilton - The B Company


Sisu Press Release

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