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

Shows To Check Out Before 2014 Ends!

Shows To Check Out Before 2014 Ends!

We are coming into our last two weeks of 2014 (holy crap!) There are some great performances that I highly recommend you all to go see. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:30pm Jesse Stacken‘s Helleborus CD Release Concert Jesse Stacken – piano and compositions Tony Malaby – saxophone Sean Conly – bass Tom Rainey – drums …

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December’s Artist Feature: Dana Lyn

December’s Artist Feature: Dana Lyn

Once again, I have dropped the ball and didn’t quite make my November artist feature. However, I have managed to put together this month’s feature on the amazingly talented violinist, pianist, and composer Dana Lyn. I have known Dana for over a decade and for a short period we were also housemates. (Dana taught me …

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October’s Artist Feature: Elena Camerin

October’s Artist Feature: Elena Camerin

I missed out on my September submission (too many things happening at once!) and now I am trying to get October’s feature in before it gets too late. This month’s feature is the talented vocalist, Elena Camerin. Elena Camerin is a vocalist and musician who not only excels in singing but is a gifted teacher …

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August Artist Feature: Miranda Sielaff

August Artist Feature: Miranda Sielaff

This month’s featured artist is the wonderful performer, educator and violist, Miranda Sielaff. Miranda and I go way back to when we used to teach music up in Westchester county back in our early days in New York City. Miranda and I have shared countless meals together over the past decade or so and I’m …

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July’s Artist Feature: Adriane Giebel

July’s Artist Feature: Adriane Giebel

July’s artist feature is filmmaker Adriane Giebel: a multi-talented artist who is good at so many things it hardly seems fair. Adriane is one of the smartest women I know and is a film maker, producer, video editor, photographer, writer, and a bad-ass cook and marathon runner to boot (like I said, hardly seems fair). …

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June’s Artist Feature: Benjamin Scheuer

June’s Artist Feature: Benjamin Scheuer

This month’s artist feature is the remarkable and talented song-writer, guitarist, singer and actor Benjamin Scheuer. I have known Ben for more than a decade and seen this wonderful musician grow into the amazing talent that he is now. Ben is a foodie. It is guaranteed that if Ben hosts a party, there will be …

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May’s Artist Feature: Jacob Sacks

May’s Artist Feature: Jacob Sacks

Pianist, composer and educator Jacob Sacks is this month’s artist feature. I have known Jacob for more than 15 years, and performed and collaborated with him almost from the start. He is an artist with integrity, honesty and deep artistry. From the very first time I heard him perform, I knew he was special. Jacob …

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Another Award For “The Lion”

Another Award For “The Lion”

Congratulations Ben! Once again Ben Scheuer‘s “The Lion” video has won yet another award. Feel honored to have been the additional vocals on this recording.

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