Dear friends, How absolutely thrilling to see greenery sprouting up all over NYC, after that long, dark winter! I hope this note finds you all well, and enjoying the better weather after yet a second season of Covid sheltering at home. I am so happy to announce that I am performing more than ever before, please keep an eye on my gigs page to see updates and details.
As a solo vocalist, I have been invited by JazzWorks Canada to perform at Festival Japan in Ottawa in late March, as well as present a vocal jazz workshop there. I have been enjoying regular gigging at Swing 46 in midtown Manhattan since July, and have upcoming dates there, starting in April. I have been invited back to Caffe Vivace in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, after selling out there this past December, and on that same journey in July, I will be appearing at the Behringer Museum in Covington, KY. Also in July, I have some gigs brewing in Buffalo, NY. In the Fall, I will be traveling to Washington State for some gigs and workshops there as well. Please stay tuned for details.
My fabulous vocal quartet, Royal Bopsters, has enjoyed great reviews and on air success with our most recent endeavor, ‘Party of Four’ which was released in November 2020. It has been played on the radio locally and globally since its release and continues to receive spins regularly. We will perform at The Shea Center at William Paterson University in late March. We are very excited to return to Birdland for three nights in May with our dear friend Sheila Jordan. We are also very honored to receive the Best Vocal Jazz Artists Award from the Bistro Awards in May as well. We will fly to Austria for gigs in Graz, Vienna and Poysdorf in June, we will play Deerhead Inn in July and we have been invited to the Northampton Jazz Festival in October, in Massachusetts.
I have also enjoyed a busy academic year of teaching fantastic students at New School, Hofstra U and City College, and I have been invited by JazzWorks Canada to teach vocal jazz at their summer camp in the Laurentians in late August.
I am very grateful to be so busy, and also very grateful to be healthy, safe and working in these trying times. Please stay tuned for details on all of these gigs, stay well, and enjoy the Spring and Summer!