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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2016 Fear Less

2016 Fear Less

Here I am writing my first blog entry of 2016. I always hesitate to write anything because I often end up not completing the post or deciding in the end it isn’t worth publishing. I confess, I am a fearful person. For as long as I can remember, I was always the smallest, and always …

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My First Video

My First Video

Ok, I did it. I made my first video. This is a big deal for me since I haven’t ever posted a video of myself let alone one of me playing the piano. For those who do not know, I was a classical pianist before I devoted my time to singing. I took a long …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Hello 2016! I have big plans for you 2016. I am going to be fearless. That’s my mantra for this year. Fearless. Stay tuned!

Mark Murphy (b. March 14, 1932 – d. October 22, 2015)

Mark Murphy (b. March 14, 1932 – d. October 22, 2015)

I am saying goodbye to the great jazz vocalist, Mark Murphy. Mark passed away today. Mark Murphy was the first vocalist that I heard who had a unique sound. A freedom in his voice that really inspired me to find that freedom in myself. Many years ago, I attended a masterclass Mark was conducting at …

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I Am Playing Carnegie Hall!

I Am Playing Carnegie Hall!

The title says it all folks. I am playing Carnegie Hall on March 25th, 8:00pm at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Can I tell you that I’m excited? I am excited!! I hope you buy a ticket cause it’s going to be a blast! See you in two weeks! Buy tickets here

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