Debut Show: The Lion and The Scorpion

Debut Show: The Lion and The Scorpion

This Friday, April 20, 2018 at 9:00pm, will be the debut performance of the collaborative duo, The Lion and The Scorpion.  The wonderful Hank Mason is my fellow collaborator and he will be deep in the synths, beats and computer while I sing and have fun with some electronics and my new favorite instrument, the …

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In Memory of Sophia Rosoff

In Memory of Sophia Rosoff

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, my brilliant, wonderful piano/music teacher Sophia Rosoff passed away at her home.  She was 96. It is difficult to describe how much Sophia impacted my life.  Sophia brought me back to the piano and I am literally a born again pianist because of her. I met Sophia in August 2011.  …

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Korean Food In Park Slope

Korean Food In Park Slope

A few weeks ago, on 7th Ave, I noticed a little sign in a window that looked like a Korean food joint.  It was!  Today I decided to try it out. Hanki “Everyday Korean” in Park Slope at first looked like an order and go joint.  The opening is small and cramped but very clean. …

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Composition

Composition

Today I did a photography composition workshop at http://www.wearebkc.com in DUMBO.  We spent a few hours studying composition and then went out to make some photos. It was fun to analyze famous paintings and photographs and what makes them successful, compositionally speaking.  Some of the things to keep in mind when creating a photo are …

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Focus

Focus

Tomorrow I do an all day photography workshop on the “Art of Composition.”  I’m excited to learn more about how to see and create a good photo.  I have already gone to a composition seminar and have been reading a lot about the essentials of photography.  I’m happy to be going into the work shop …

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Create More

Create More

I wanted to shut down and watch Netflix tonight.  Just as I was about to open up good ole Netflix, I remembered a line from a photography blog I’ve been reading http://erickimphotography.com/blog/start-here/ he says, “create more.”  I picked up my staff paper and wrote another line of counterpoint.  It was hard and I wanted to quit but …

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Owls At Night

Owls At Night

  Over the past year I have created a new trio with violinist Dana Lyn and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza. This is a completely new thing for me because I not only singing but also playing the piano and composing all the music. THIS IS BIG! Not to get into too many details but in a …

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Dan Loomis: Jobs Trials

Dan Loomis: Jobs Trials

Tomorrow night at 8:00pm, I’m performing Dan Loomis’ Jobs Trials at Ibeam in Brooklyn. This music is based on the bible’s Book of Job. There are great musicians performing alongside with me. A wonderful singer out on the scene from Korea, Songyi Jeon, great guitarist, Jeff Miles, Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums (where did this guy …

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Listen Here

Listen Here

You can check out some of my music here: Track 1: Coming Home is a piece I wrote for my first recording “Soulmates” 2001 Track 2: Not Much Of A Dog is from my third recording “Imagination:The Music From Joe Raposo” 2008 Track 3: Facsar is an excerpt from a composition by Luciano Berio. I …

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Ten Days Till Carnegie Hall

Ten Days Till Carnegie Hall

I still can’t believe that in 10 days I will be on stage at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall singing. Ok, I have been blessed before and I have sung at Carnegie Hall in 2015 and 2014 but you see, it still blows me away every time I think about it. I have had my …

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