New CD Set for Release April 22 (includes video promo) 

"Deep Resonance," which is an unplugged-style collection of tunes, mostly original, that give the feeling of being in an intimate setting as I perform just for you ... well, that's the mood I was going for anyway :)  This project has been coming together for quite some time, but mainly due to my touring schedule I kept having to put it on the "back burner."  Tracking which consisted mostly of duos (with added percussion on a couple of tracks by Jonathon Peretz) began in early 2014 at Park West Studio in…

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A Jazz Symphonic Dream: Featured Vocalist with Magna Grecia Orchestra 

 

One of the things I love most about being an independent free lance musician is that there are always news firsts.  It virtually NEVER gets old!  I get to step just a little bit more out of my comfort zone and it's wonderful because I'm always challenged to bring my best to every new situation.  

Well, I got a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream when I performed my music last month with a 45-piece jazz symphony - the Magna Grecia Orchestra led by maestro, Alfonso Girardo.  I owe this magnificent…

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Featured in new book about Women & Creativity 

We're very much looking forward to the publication of an exciting new book entitled, “GIVING BIRTH TO SOUND: Women in Creative Music.”  The book is being published by Buddy's Knife Jazz Edition (publisher) with Renate Da Rin (Editor) in cooperation with William Parker (Co-Editor.)  I'm deeply honored and thrilled to be among the wonderfully talented women featured in this anthology which will document the many-varied philosophies, perspectives, thoughts and opinions of these female musical artists from…

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Oh, What a Night! Great Concert @ Trinity Place 

Sometimes life gets so busy and I get caught up in just keeping things going, getting from point A to point B, that I forget to take a moment to just reflect and be grateful for all my blessings.  Now is one of those moments.  We had a wonderful concert the other night at Trinity Place. I'd never performed in that venue before and it looked like the show our turn-out might be negatively affected by the buckets of rain that were coming down on us.  We had renewed hope when the sun came shining through but…

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Some Things Can't Be Rushed: The Birth of a Song 

 

Just finalized the lyrics for a song I wrote believe it not -- 7 YEARS ago! Procrastinate much?  Well I'll tell you, it wasn't for lack of trying. I just couldn't seem to come up with words that "felt" right.  They weren't bad lyrics so much as incompatible with the tone of the music.  There's a certain click that happens when the proper music & lyrics come together.  It's a feeling I get that tells me I've made a good match.  Most of the time when I write, this marriage of melody and lyric comes…

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Featured in HotHouse Jazz Magazine - JazzWomen! column by Elzy Kolb 

Honored to be featured in the September 2013 issue of Hothouse Jazz magazine.  Journalist, Elzy Kolb has written about three jazz women including vocalist, Roz Corral, bassist, Ingrid Ornig and yours truly in her JazzWomen! column.  Click below to read the article and learn Roz Corral's secrets on how to keep a steady weekly engagement fresh,  get tips on running a successful jam session from Ingrid Ornig which she's gleaned from running the Monday night jam session at the Kitano, and discover what…

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LADY GOT CHOPS FEST Presents: Tribute to Mal Waldron 

On March 16 (Sat.) 2013 I'm very happy to be participating again this year in the Annual Lady Got Chops Festival organized by Kim Clarke.  I'll be performing with an all-female trio at Sistas Place in Brooklyn on March 16.  The idea was proposed that I do a tribute to my father's music and although I've performed one or two of his compositions in concert, I've never done a full-out tribute, so I was very enthusiastic about the project.  Performing with me on this special evening will be Mimi Jones (aka

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JAN 2013 Italy Tour Recap 

 

 

Jan 23, 2013 -- So I traveled to Italy for a 4-city tour which started in Torino, then on to AlassioLatina and finishing up in Genova.  The whole experience was very exciting, and considering we did it all within the span of less than one week, you might not be surprised to learn I ended up with a cold, but I digress, lol.  The adventure began when I landed in Milan at 11am where my host, bassist Giovanni Sanguineti met me at the airport.  We drove 2 hours to Torino where we met up with drummer, …

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