Posts Tagged ‘ jazz ’

Paris 2016

28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Yep. I went to Paris again. I returned to perform in the Jazz Opera: “Don’t worry, Be HaRpy.” It was a wonderful trip – grueling (we were driving constantly to rehearsal and soundchecks) but wonderful. But it didn’t start off that way. I should note here that things got amazingly better almost immediately, but I [...]

Paris and a Jazz Opera: Anxiety Sets In!

8th January 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no turning back now! I am close to departure date and all in all I am in good shape though I haven’t packed yet. I have written a list and checked it twice. I have listened to this Opera so much that I hear the melodies in my head day and night. I find [...]

Paris and a Jazz Opera: Don’t Worry, Be HaRpy!

2nd January 2015 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I know it’s been ages since I last wrote and to be quite honest there hasn’t been too much new to tell except I did present a staged reading of one piece from my one woman show and it was well received. The response was almost overwhelming. I performed it during a [...]

What Kind of Singer Are You?

1st February 2010 | 3 Comments

I am in the midsts of preparing for my trip to Riga, Latvia. I am a bit nervous (new band, new old material, long assed lay over in Stockholm, my thighs squeezed into a airplane seat) but ready to face what lies ahead – a brand new adventure. Ready or not, here I come! I [...]

Singing in Five Inch Heels

12th November 2009 | 1 Comment

Just got home from a lovely two hours watching the lovely Jazz chanteuse Erin McDougald sing with special guest Kimberly Gordon at the Allerton Hotel lounge. She was adorable with her silky smooth vocals and sequined clad legs ending in patent leather five inch heels. Now don’t get me wrong. That is hardly the biggest [...]

I’m thinking a Jazz Cd

2nd June 2009 | 0 Comments

Hell, if Queen Latifah could do it, why not me? Just cause I couldn’t recall a few lyrics don’t mean I can’t record a Jazz cd. Ha! Gotta start cramming up on my lyrics. Or maybe I will just record songs that I like and feel regardless of their genre. I am a very versatile [...]

Child Prodigy

31st May 2009 | 0 Comments

You’ve seen them: pre-pubescent youths graduating with top marks from MIT or Harvard; sitting in the guest’s seat chatting with David Letterman; playing violin with some symphony orchestra; being annoyingly cute and precocious. Well, I met one. She is seven year old Emily Bear, a piano virtuoso in training, with a resume that is outta [...]

Miss Ann Hampton Callaway

25th February 2009 | 2 Comments

Ann Callaway can sing her ass off. I just want to say that first and foremost. I had two reasons for going to NYC this month: 1. See Ann Callaway at Jazz at Lincoln Center 2. Sing at Birdland again It was a wonderful way to spend an evening in NYC. It was a perfect [...]