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With the release of Louise’s debut album “DESTINY” in 2012, 14 original songs , poignant and memorable stories, came to life with Louise’s fresh voice backed by a stellar band of Boston’s finest jazz musicians . Rebecca Parris, Louise’s long time mentor and close friend, musically directed and co-produced the album and is featured on selected tracks. Vocalist Ted Davis joins the two on the precious love song Forever. 

Several songs on the album received songwriting awards:



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Trailer "Destiny" by Louise Van Aarsen (Introduced by Rebecca Parris)

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Trailer "Destiny" by Louise Van Aarsen (Introduced by Rebecca Parris)
Trailer "Destiny" by Louise Van Aarsen (Introduced by Rebecca Parris)

Trailer "Destiny" by Louise Van Aarsen (Introduced by Rebecca Parris)

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REMEMBER (Louise Alexandra Music)

REMEMBER (Louise Alexandra Music)

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“Louise has arrived on the jazz scene with a whole album of fresh original songs and a unique voice… 
An impressive debut CD.”
- JAMES GAVIN, jazz biographer

Thoughtful arrangements..,hyper-exact contemporary jazz production. Van Aarsen's voice is no-nonsense and very easy on the ear. 

We must wonder where she goes from here.” 

"Like vocalists of another era, Van Aarsen's voice is deeply committed, with a hint of Carly Simon. Dig Someone and the lightly Latin Miss You Till I See You. Van Aarsen's originality and songwriting chops make this a tender choice." 
-- MARC MYERS, Award-winning Jazz blogger (

“This jazz newcomer is a breath of fresh air....most intriguing is her lack of interest (bravo!) in covering the rather boring standard fare that become a trap for so many developing singers. In actuality, she was a prolific songwriter who evolved into a singer as well. Van Aarsen wrote, or in a couple of instances co-wrote, the music and/or the lyrics for all 14 tunes here. The concept was to present something very personal in meaning – and she has done that exquisitely. Each is a take on a different aspect of love and relationships. Rebecca Parris produced this session, another solid ring of endorsement.”

-- KEN FRANCKLING award-winning Jazz Journalist , Jazz Blogger at Jazz Notes and freelance contributor to JazzTimes, Hothouse, and Jazziz

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