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Apr 17, 2018: "Waves Of Indigo" Review - Listening Loft Store

A onetime saxophonist with Juno Award winning Canadian band, Frozen Ghost, and multi-talented session musician, Len Mizzoni emerges as a remarkably soulful and insightful singer-songwriter on his eclectic debut album WAVES OF INDIGO. Creating an artful fusion of jazz and soul, he blends elements of shimmering pop, ambient electronica, lush old school R&B, trippy grooves and tender acoustic grace. Those lay a beautiful foundation for an inviting, increasingly sensual vocal experience.

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Mar 5, 2018: "Waves Of Indigo" Review - Cashbox Magazine

Posted by Lenny Stoute on 2018/03/05

So Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, producer, arranger and former Frozen ghost Len Mizzoni just dropped his debut full-length Waves of Indigo. It steps sure-footedly through the light jazz and smart pop turf marked out on 2016' EP Special Love. Mizzoni's guitar wizardry moves effortlessly between genres and never is heard a subversive word because this is as good and accessible as contemporary jazz pop gets. Faves round here are "Round And Round", "Don't Fake The Funk" and "Memories I Can't Erase."

Support live music. You'll be the better for it.

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Feb 21, 2018: Len Mizzoni's music stretches across genres, generations General News - King Weekly Sentinel

Posted by Mark Pavilons on 2018/02/21

Len Mizzoni has a lot to say, and he's imparting his wisdom through a cornucopia of original music.

The King resident and business owner believes it's never too late to follow your dreams. He's no late bloomer by any means. Mizzoni has simply reignited the spark that's always been a part of his life. He's just more mature.

Mizzoni's music crosses all boundaries and genres. Like a fine wine, his lyrics are better with age, more profound and even more fun. You feel his passion in every note he sings.

Mizzoni just released his first album, "Waves of Indigo," available on iTunes, Sound Cloud and through his website (lenmizzoni.com). Len has amassed a massive collection of songs, from pop and soft rock, to smooth jazz, country, R&B and even Christian. His versatility knows no bounds. And neither does his talent.

"My goal, my dream, as a writer, is to have a song on every chart," he said.

Mizzoni wrote, sang and co-produced the 12 songs on Waves of Indigo. David O'Hearn was co-producer, engineer and mastered the album.

Mizzoni's music career has taken some interesting, winding roads. He worked and toured with Juno Award-winning band Frozen Ghost, and also worked with Lighthouse and Prokop.

Frozen Ghost was a Canadian rock band formed in 1985 in Toronto by Arnold Lanni and Wolf Hassel who were previously with the band Sheriff. The band received a Juno Award for "Most Promising Group of the Year" in 1987. The group placed five songs in the Canadian top 40 between 1987 and 1992, including "Should I See" an anti-censorship song that reached number 69 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles in 1987. The video for that song was nominated at the 1987 Juno Awards for Best Video of the Year. You'll also likely know the band's hits "Dream Come True," and "Promises."

Mizzoni retired from the scene to raise a family with his wife Rita and launch their businesses.

Music permeates one's soul and it never left Len. He got the "itch" in a bad way some five years ago and has become a prolific writer, recording dozens and dozens of songs. His catalogue now numbers 70 songs and growing. Len's unique style and voice leaves you wanting more and more of his material.

In "Waves of Indigo", Mizzoni comes across as one cool cat. His songs range from the smooth, classic sounds of "Boogeyman," to his warm ballads ("Lovely Lady, Angel") that could make the charts of top adult contemporary hits. Some have that feeling of caressing the microphone in a smokey bar, or others transport you back to a time when music was simple. "Be Kind," inspired by a sentiment of Ellen DeGeneres, has a 1970s Mowtown vibe that makes you want to get up and rejoice in our commonality.

"Waves of Indigo" is a unique blend of mostly feel-good tunes. Listening to Len's CD, you feel like you're watching your favourite movie with a big bowl of popcorn - comfort food for the soul.

He's prolific and won't shy away from challenging topics. He's delicately covered subjects like cancer, bullying and even the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

"Live Love Laugh" is a song that points to Mizzoni's charity work. He's a big supporter of cancer research at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital and he's involved with the Songs of Love Foundation. It's a non-profit organization that creates free personalized original songs to uplift children and teens facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges.

Even though his CD was just released, songs are being played on radio stations across North America, and around the world in places like the UK and Spain. He's been getting calls and emails from other artists who call him "an inspiration."

It seems lighting that fire is contagious.

DJs have likened him to Peter Gabriel, noting Mizzoni has some "Philly soul."

At this point in his life, Len simply loves creating music. His eyes light up when he talks about a new song he's written, or a collaboration with his son. It's like he's discovered the fountain of youth and just wants to share it with the whole world.

If his music opens some doors for him, great. Maybe he'll put a band together and hit the road again. The versatile musician also plays piano, guitar and saxophone.

He's building a home studio so he create and produce songs at a high level, efficiently and quickly.

He feels that at this juncture, he has a lot to give.

"Good music doesn't have a 'best before' date," he said. "Why can't a 60-year-old write a hit song?"

Hearing his songs on the radio is a great feeling and makes it all real. It also allows him to dream. "You should never stop dreaming," he said. "I want to write songs that mean something."

As a veteran musician, Mizzoni isn't reinventing himself. He's just being himself.

From the sounds of it, he's going to be a very hot commodity, making some very big "waves".

Listen to Len's songs at https://soundcloud.com/len-mizzoni. Visit his website for more.

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Feb 16, 2018: "Waves Of Indigo" Review - Spill Magazine

Posted by Aaron Badgley on 2018/02/16

Len Mizzoni is no stranger to the music business. A one-time member of Frozen Ghost, Mizzoni has been solo for the last few years. This resulted in 2016's EP, "Special Love". His latest release, "Waves of Indigo", basically picks up where "Special Love" left off: quality light jazz mixed in with pop. Mizzoni considers "Waves of Indigo" as his first full-length album. To that end, it is one impressive debut album.

Mizzoni is an accomplished guitarist and writer. He has worked as a session musician for years, and this has allowed him to work with many different musicians in many different genres. As such, he has developed the ability to play in many styles, but on "Waves of Indigo" he is able to present his own distinct style. He can evoke a great deal of emotion in his playing before he even opens his mouth to sing. Mind you, his voice is not only pleasant; it is intriguing. As he sings, you may find yourself listening even closer to catch the words he is singing.

The album features 12 songs and opens with "Boogeyman". The piano sets the tone, invoking Shakespeare, and he advises that "music takes your mind off everything." Of course, he is right. Later in "Boogeyman", he sings, "Don't be afraid of the boogeyman." Mizzoni is not talking of monsters under the bed, but rather saying to let yourself get lost in music. And that is the overall theme of the album. Lose yourself, enjoy the rhythms, the beats, the playing. Don't be afraid to let go and get lost.

In this day and age, it's a lovely sentiment. Music can be political, can be a cry to war, can be a love song, or can be escape. Mizzoni chooses to sing love songs and let the listener leave their troubles at the door. Mizzoni has ventured into songs with a more social meaning (he did release the brilliant "Stop", an anti-bullying song last year as a one-off single, but it is not featured on this album, nor would it have fit), but here, Mizzoni has created a peaceful oasis in a crazy world. And in doing so, he has made a fine, loving album. It would make a perfect Valentine's Day gift or serve as the perfect soundtrack during a Valentine's Day date.

The album is very slick, well-produced and has a beautiful flow. There is, however, a sameness throughout the album. I was hoping there would be a few surprises thrown in, but that is fine. He is not trying to shock or startle. Mizzoni has created a very jazzy, soulful pop album.

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Feb 12, 2018: "Waves Of Indigo" Review - WAVE 94.7 FM

Posted by April Galenzoski on 2018/02/12

Known for working with the 80's/90's Canadian band Frozen Ghost in the studio and on the road - musician Len Mizzoni has just released his debut album and is available on Spotify. He's like most session players who gain their reputation in the studio - laying down tracks with perfection and style. Len has that and more he's co-produced his debut, written all the songs and plays it all - keyboards, bass, sax, guitar and I'm sure the drum tracks too. Here at the Wave - Len contact me personally and wanted to see if we would spin the single "Waves Of Indigo". A song with the Wave in the title and talking about the night - absolutely! Being the host of the Night Show here on the Wave - it was destiny. It's a funky guitar with cool synth/piano sounds highlighting Len's vocal style - reminiscent of a mixture of Peter Gabriel and some Philly soul. "Only You" is another stand out track with some 70's urban groove followed by "Live Love Laugh" - a song true to Len's heart. He's very proud of his philanthropy in support of cancer research at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital and he's also involved with the Songs of Love Foundation - a non-profit organization that creates free personalized original songs to uplift children and teens facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. "Memories I Can't Erase" is chill and laid back, "Lovely Lady" is punchy and danceable with a slow smooth vibe and "Angel" reminds me of Steve Winwood. A great debut from one of ours - support Canadian music by purchasing their albums and supporting their live shows.
Gary James
Nights
The Wave
wave.fm
94.7 FM HD2

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