Warren Shadd, drummer and nephew of Shirley Horn, asked me to perform a few songs for his Christmas FB series. I chose a couple of my original holiday hits, “Give me love at Christmas time”, and “Lonely New Year’s Day”. The first was born of my distaste for Christmas commercialism, and the second is a reflection on a balmy Los Angeles holiday I spent alone. Thanks to the wonderful Nicole Saphos for spending some time with these tunes, and adding lovely harmonies! Happy Holidays!
Happy New Year! Oh, I’m a week late…Had a great trip to NYC this week for a little thing called JAZZ and now I’m back to DC and ready to run with Washington Women in Jazz Festival 2012. While I finish up the schedule for this years events (hint:every quadrant will be included!) please turn your attention to the inaugural! Young! Artist! Contest!
Applications are due January 31st, so make sure to tell anyone I haven’t harassed that they need to get their materials in ASAP! I’m looking forward to checking out all the music I’ve already been sent. Thanks to Karine Chapdelaine for the fabulous idea to get younger women involved!
Rohan is a big fan of the WWJF, and has now put up a recommendation on “365 Things to do in the District” to check out the BCJO!
Long lost Jazz Loft footage from March 16th. I am happily going through all of the video and audio from WWJF this week. This is a great little clip of Sarah and Brad doing their trademark duo sax-o-phony. Stay tuned for more audio/video candy!
Big shout out to Gio and Luke the Jazz Champions at CapitalBop. I think I will name them the BEST JAZZ WEBSITE IN DC. Oh wait, that already happened.