Where Butterflies Dance street date June 3! Digital release May 1!
Ann Sweeten awarded honor of Steinway Artist
"It is my pleasure to officially welcome you to the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists. ...the high standard you have set with your artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that you are now formally included among a list of the most accomplished and discriminating performing artists in the world."
Bonnie Barrett, Director, Concert and Artist Activities
Internationally renowned, chart-topping, award-winning Pianist/Composer
Seven-Time Music Awards Nominee, ASCAP Popular Awards Recipient 2002 – 2014
After nearly 20 years of enamoring audiences on the Concert stage and on Radio/Internet Airwaves, Ann Sweeten’s signature style is recognized world-wide and now her new album, Where Butterflies Dance is without question her most ambitious and successful to date. Often placed in the New Age genre, her style is decidedly unique, embracing not only the classical realm, but aspects of jazz, film scoring, and popular music. Sweeten's music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. Her music is played on MUSIC CHOICE/ "SOUNDSCAPES", Sirius XM Satellite, Spa Channels, Pandora, and countless shows streaming on INTERNET RADIO. Also licensed through MUZAK, DMX AND SPAFAX. For a full listing of radio stations by state and country, see the Radio/Press page.
Her last release, Tapestries of Time, she co- produced with Grammy award-winning artist/producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. On her new album, Where Butterflies Dance, Ann Sweeten continues her role as producer in another collaborative effort with Will. He had this to say: “There is no greater compliment I can give any musician than to say they have their own artistic voice. They are uniquely themselves and bring something utterly their own to the world. Ann Sweeten is one of those rare musicians. The grace one associates with Ann’s performance has been matched by what I believe are the best melodies of her career. The musicians who joined her in this project are clearly inspired by her lead and have contributed some of the finest work I have ever witnessed. Really brilliant.”
One of the most decorated pianists of the past decade with 7 previous albums all ranking in the Top 5 NAR and ZMR Radio Reports, she is also one of the most played modern instrumentalists in North America. Sweeten blends stylish, sophisticated, technical composition in well-rooted classical themes with originality and passion, resulting in performances that pack an emotional wallop. A truly well-rounded individual and artist, Ms. Sweeten is a staunch environmentalist, animal activist and vegetarian. In addition to her Concert and Recording career, she is also a professional actress/singer/dancer with Actor’s Equity Association. Ann Sweeten is herself a Breast Cancer survivor twice over and is involved with the Arts in Healthcare Initiative.