I'm from Minneapolis, Minnesota and began my career in music at the age of 17. I was a lead singer in many of the areas local bands. In the 1980's I moved to Los Angeles and studied at the D*** Grove School of Music and worked many of LA's leading venues. I have performed with many of the world's top musicians including the Peter Duchin Big Band,the Peter Graves Orchestra, and musicians from The Manhattan Transfer, The Brian Setzer Band and the bands of Prince and Madonna, to name a few.
I have sung on many radio and TV commercials. I was featured on the CD "Ultrasound", by former Prince keyboardist Matt "Dr." Fink.
I have worked with internationally known vibraphonist, Bill Molenhof and toured with him as a clinician and a vocalist.
I completed my first CD "Daydreaming" A Tribute to Doris Day in 2004. The disc features songs from Doris' classic 1964 collaboration with pianist Andre Previn.
My diverse interests have taken me on a wide ranged musical journey....from Pop to Rock, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz.
Today I perform at clubs, concert halls and corporate events around the country.
My newest interest is vocal coaching which I truly love.
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.