This month’s artist feature is an amazing musician and creative improviser. Khabu Doug Young is a guitarist extraordinaire and a superb ukulele player. I have known Khabu for about 13 years and worked with him for almost 10 years. Khabu and I have shared the stage and the classroom many times over the years and… Continue reading April’s Artist Feature: Khabu Doug Young
This month’s feature artist is Akiko Sasaki. I have known Akiko for more than seven years and I have to say that she is one of the hardest working people I know. Akiko has so many talents that it almost seems unfair to list them all. Outside of her musical talents as a classical pianist… Continue reading March Artist Feature: Akiko Sasaki
This month’s artist feature is about my longtime friend, the gifted musician and bassist Thomas Morgan. I cannot recall all the meals that Thomas and I have shared over the years but in the last decade, Thomas has followed a macrobiotic diet and I have learned to make many delicious dishes to ensure that we… Continue reading February’s Artist Feature: Thomas Morgan
To start off the new year, I have decided to feature a musical artist every month on my blog. I’m planning to select artists I have some personal connection with: I have either worked for them, collaborated with them, or hope to work/collaborate with them in the future. Also, I’m planning to feature artists who… Continue reading Featured Artist for January 2014: Geoff Kraly
Happy New Year!! It’s now 2011 and I am astounded at how much has happened to me in the past year. Both happy and sad events have affected my life. I lost a friend and colleague very unexpectedly in a tragic cycling accident, my husband changed careers and started all over again from scratch (so… Continue reading A New Year And Getting Myself Back To It
This Wednesday I will be trekking over to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to perform D.D. Jackson’s jazz opera, Quebecite at Moravian College. It has been about four or five years since I performed this music and this time I will have some friends performing in the band. Thomas Morgan (bass) and Shane Endsley (trumpet) will be performing… Continue reading Quebecite in Pennsylvania
On Thursday, October 23rd, Jacob Sacks and I will be celebrating the release of our latest recording, Imagination, by performing music from the recording at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, 7:00pm at Hunter College, New York City. I am really excited about this performance because it will be the first time performing this music… Continue reading Mark Your Calendar
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This is technically my second Thanksgiving for this year since Canadian Thanksgiving was in October. My friend Akiko and I are doing a combined effort of cooking and Jacob Sacks will be baking lovely pies (pecan, pumpkin and apple YUMMM!!!!) I am going to do my best… Continue reading It’s Turkey Time!
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! I’m cooking up a storm in Ottawa, Canada right now so just a quick merry wish to all. I’m looking forward to the new year (so many new and exciting things to come!) CHEERS!
Earlier on I said that I would write about my first bread making experience. Well on Canadian Thanksgiving (American Columbus Day), Chris and I invited some friends over for dinner and I made turkey, gravy, stuffing and challah bread. For my first try at making bread, I would have to say it turned out alright.… Continue reading Challalujah