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Valerie Joyce by Derek WongValerie Joyce came by our Blue Coast Studios to perform a followup to last year’s Special Event. Accompanied on guitar by the talented Marco de Carvalho, Valerie and Marco perform 10 songs including a holiday favorite, ” Christmas Time is Here,” a Vince Guaraldi classic. Three of the songs were recorded live at the California Audio Show in the Sony room in front of a very live and welcoming audience. To keep that spirit, the Sony crew came to the live recordings. The audience is the member of the band you don’t see but who make a difference!

Every nuance and emotion is exposed in live recording. Valerie and Marco do an incredible job bringing their brand of jazz to us and your home. There’s also a free download of a second holiday song.

Click here to download/buy the new recording.

CAS-2014Valerie Joyce & Marco de Carvalho will be performing and recording live at CAS California Audio Show on August 16th Saturday & August 17th Sunday. (Session at the Blue Coast Records Room with engineer Cookie Marenco & Sony (Cypress Room Second Floor)

Set times & information coming soon.

Please visit this website to find out more about the California Audio Show and Sony and high- resolution audio

California Audio Show

More information about the Sony Audio system

Valerie Joyce by Daniel SheehanValerie Joyce & Marco de Carvalho (Voice and guitar recordings) new MQD (Master Quality Disc) 24K gold discs now available from Blue Coast Records!

Click here to listen and buy!

Valerie Joyce by Derek WongBlue Coast Records was thrilled to have Valerie Joyce back in the studio with Marco De Carvalho, the fabulous Brazilian guitarist. The music was recorded direct to the Sonoma DSD recording system with live performances in the studio and at the California Audio Show in front of a lively crowd of audiophiles. Music lovers can’t get enough of Valerie’s silky voice. These recordings won’t disappoint. Click here to listen to the music samples.

DSD and HiRes formats are $20 until April 1, 2014.

CAS-2013Looking forward to the live performance/recording session on Sunday 8/11th at 11 AM (Main Floor Aspen Room) at the California Audio Show in San Francisco this weekend. Had a wonderful rehearsal today with guitarist Marco de Carvalho & I’m so excited to be working with him again this year. We’re also preparing for a full day recording session with Cookie Marenco on Monday, August 12th in San Francisco. More new DSD recordings coming soon! If you’re in the San Francisco area, please visit the California Audio Show this weekend and come and say hello!

CAS attendees are treated to a feature unique to the show every year: live recording of performances by Blue Coast Records!

This year, BCR will be in the Main Floor Aspen Room, together with Sony. The professional recording gear that Cookie Marenco and her team will be moving from their Belmont Studio to the show:

B&K 4012, stereo, powered
Neumann U-67 and Neumann U-87
AKG Vintage 414 (stereo)

Millennia Media 8 channel pre-amp

Recording Device:
Sonoma DSD Recording system, 8 channels
Korg 2 channel mr-2000s for double DSD recording in stereo

BCR proprietary silver-copper alloy cables that the label hand build for recording

8/9 – 8/11. Westin Hotel, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae.
$5 all-day parking for registered attendees. 600 parking spaces.

2013-audio-showValerie Joyce will again be performing at this year’s New York Audio Show which runs April 12-14.

Check back for more details on when and where.

Valerie Joyce by Daniel SheehanNow available on

Also now available …

Free DSD downloads from the California Audio convention 2012

Free music (DSD downloads from the California Audio convention 2012) by Valerie Joyce, Steven Vidaic, Janet Feder and Emily Palen now available on

casValerie will be performing and recording at the 2012 California Audio Show.

The California Audio Show runs August 3-5. Valerie will be performing Sunday, August 5, at 11:00am at the Sony Showroom.

Recording the performance will be Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Cookie Marenco.

For more information, visit:

Sunday, August 5 – 11:00am
California Audio Show

Crowne Plaza SFO
1177 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010

AstoriaValerie Joyce performing at the New York Audio Show in April

New York Audio Show 2012
An International High End Audio & Entertainment Event
April 13-15, 2012

With pianist Andy Ezrin
Sunday, April 15th
11:00am and 1:00pm

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6897

Valerie was recently reviewed in The Jordan Times:

Cool, tranquil and easy, that’s the kind of jazz Valerie Joyce sings. “New York Blue” is an album by the young lady with American and Japanese blood in her veins. It features 13 tracks of soothing material that is guaranteed to lower your pulse rate and make you forget your troubles, if only for the duration of the playback.

If Joyce’s voice is the main ingredient of the recipe to sonic heaven, the entire album, including the pristine performance of the instrumentalists and the high-tech recording by Chesky as well, they all contribute to make a quality of production that is hard to surpass. We are at the opposite of loud and show off here. It’s all done with finesse, with subtlety and good taste.

Click here to read the full review (PDF).

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