My love for it has never died. I like instrumental jazz a lot and also vocal jazz. Nothing like listening to Dizzy Gillespie with his Bossa Nova grooves or John Coltrane saxily play a song I learned to loved from my favorite movie (The Sound of Music). I cannot deny that even from then as I did, music had become one of my Favorite Things. I also appreciated Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae and I am really loving Sarah Vaughn and Shirley Bassey. I just never expected to sing some of the standards they sang. But then a blessing came and changed my whole idea of singing and all of a sudden, I am singing a genre of music that I loved but really never experimented with until now.
|Picture courtesy of Photographer David A. Powell|
As I said, I am new at this. I still have my training wheels on, but I'll be able to ride without them one day. Which is why I am asking for your support. If you got time, come out to one of the next events where I will be singing jazz. Hopefully, I won't disappoint you.
Jazz with Attitude is every Wednesday Night including this upcoming Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Hosted by tenor saxophonist Jeff Sheloff and keyboardist Wayne Holmes. This event takes place at 217-01 Linden Blvd in the Cambria Heights section of Queens, NY. I will be the featured artist there trying not to pretend to know how to really scat. LOL!
|Me and Lowell Hawthorne, |
Founder of Golden Krust Bakeries
My First Jazz Quartet Event
Today I had an opportunity to sing at an event at the home of the founder of Golden Krust, Lowell Hawthorne. It was a scholarship fundraiser by the Golden Krust Foundation raising money to further education and it was some what of my first jazz event. When I say I am new to this, it was such a blessing to do two sets of jazz tunes with a trio of musicians, bassist Kim Clarke, keyboardist Prrrl and tenor saxophonist Herb Williams. Please watch this clip of one of the songs we did together at this event. What I appreciate about this song is the Name, "I Hear Music;" carries so much meaning in simply the title.
One thing that has not changed in all of this is that music is still my first love.