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Reviews & Awards

GASC Award

We are pleased to announce that the cut, “"Palette Full of Jazz", the 5th track on Songs To Paint By, has just been named a FINALIST in the 17th Annual Great American Song Contest. Over 1,700 songwriters from 44 countries competed in 2015! Songs To Paint By was recorded by The Lanny Sherwin Jazz Project.

Lanny Sherwin, became a member of the Great American Song Contest’s Hall of Fame in 2012 for one of his children’s songs.

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"Great Stuff!"

Wow this is great stuff!!!! I am going to add to my station!

"Great album!"

Great album! We like a lot. We will play nine tracks on this project on the French and Russian antennas NETRADIO (


We just heard: "The Color of Groove" won FIRST PLACE in the 28th annual Dallas Songwriters' Assoc song contest in the "Instrumental category! Just one word applies: Groovy!

"The Perfect Studio Companion!"

Lanny Sherwin has put together a masterpiece. He has painted nine wonderful sonic portraits with solid compositions and beautiful interpretations by the members of The Lanny Sherwin Jazz Project. "Songs To Paint By" is the perfect studio companion.

- Greg LeRoy, Art teacher for 35 years, Founder of the Riviera Fine Arts Center (Santa Barbara, CA), former lead guitarist for Crazy Horse.

"A Delight!"

Music to Paint By is a delight! Lanny Sherwin's latest CD bills itself as smooth jazz. It is that and then some. There is a fullness of sound and mood that is better than just plain smooth jazz. I am not a painter. But I have designed a quilt, done beadwork, taken a drive and even vacuumed to "Music to Paint By."  Vacuuming to these lovely tunes might be a bit sacrilegious but it made a mundane task lighter!  A most enjoyable CD. Thank you, Lanny.


Songwriters' Association of Washington

“Palette Full Of Jazz,” has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Instrumental category of the 32nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Alert the media!

John Crump, New Zealand Master Artist

"I'm sure your CD will fit well with one of my Painting DVDs."


Hey, Lanny - really enjoyed listening to your CD in the studio as I painted the other day with a friend. I'm very impressed!

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