Juno Nomination, New Music, NY Hot Jazz Camps, Jazz Standard and VDay!
Hey Everybody! We've entered a snow globe in NYC today which reminds me of these funny signs I used to see at LGA airport :)
BIG NEWS: The album "Bria" that YOU supported through Pledge Music has been nominated for a Juno Award! Yes, that's like a Canadian Grammy. This has been such an exciting project from the get-go and I have not forgotten where the support came from to start. THANK YOU!
Since the album was picked up by a major label, I didn't have to come knocking this time ;) I've just finished recording and mixing what I think is the most ambitious project to date, my first official album for SONY. I worked with Producer Matt Pierson again + Gil Goldstein, an incredible soul who has worked with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Bobby McFerrin and arranged for Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding and more. The themes of this album are LOVE and ADVENTURE, uplifting music for crazy times and like minded people. I cannot wait to share it with you!
JAZZ CAMP season is coming up fast! The youth venture is still scheduled for April 10-14th although it's been a challenge finding our niche audience in the local culture. If you live in the NY area and have kids between 10-15 years old I would love to talk to you; Just reply to this email. In the meanwhile we've been offering free workshops and I'll be hosting a few open jams in March as well. We're all learning here and I will keep you updated on the progress.
ADULT CAMP May 15-21st is going full speed ahead! Apply now to save your spot. This year we're lucky to have guest clinicians Vince Giordano and Cynthia Sayer as well as renowned trumpeter Randy Reinhart joining the faculty! We're planning a day trip to the Harlem Jazz Museum, Apollo Theatre and Cotton Club with of course a stop for our very own "Great Day in Harlem" pic.