Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr., Recording Artist:
"I find your documentation to be truly unique. ...It is a definitely fresh approach to today’s pop music."
"...The sound is adult-contemporary: lots of electric piano, strong, eloquent bass, and uncomplicated sax fills. Lush harmonies characterize the choruses to most songs...It's grown-up yet playful, polished with just a touch of funk. ..If her first time out shows this much self-awareness, we can assume future records will reveal even more mastery of the terrain that she's covered."
Jazz Chronicles Review
"Nadine Shanti is a seasoned vocalist who infuses her own brand of New Orleans singing with formidable skills as a songwriter. She utilizes rich harmonic and rhythmic textures spread out over a series of pop, R&B and light jazz tunes. ...This is easy listening that swings coupled with really great lyrics and delivered with a truly down home approach. Recommended."
CD Debut Review:
" 'Down Home' by Nadine Shanti is an invitation to sit down, get the head phones and imagine yourself in an old pirogue on a lazy bayou. Enjoy the sun, a few cooling breezes and the soothing voice of a storyteller..."
Comments on Live Performances:
Dr. Robert Weiss, Director : Southern Illinois University, School of Music:
"Nadine...you were GREAT!!! I have gotten many positive comments about your performance here and I was very impressed with your program. I would love to have you back...after your next CD is out and you can spend some time with our students. Let's keep in touch."
"Shanti specializes in Jazz-Pop, with a swinging voice that threatens to break into scat at any second."
James Archer, MP3 Fan:
Dr. Margaret Simmonds, Professor: Southern Illinois University, School of Music: