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

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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