Vocalist, Consultant, Publicist, Promoter, Educator, Jazz Presenter
Tell us a little about your background...
Music Educator, Communications Coordinator for Glawdys N'Dee www.glawdys.net; I partner with arts organizations and many jazz and independent artists; former member of the Recording Academy, Education Committee, TV Academy and many other organizations (15 years...will renew), active member/volunteer Jazz Institute of Chicago and volunteer with Chicago Jazz Festival, Jazz Institute of Chicago Summer Jazz Educators Jazz Camp, Hyde Park Jazz Festival volunteer, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Goodman Theatre; I provide resources for entertainers and music educators on my websites; website designer, Professional Development workshop facilitator for music and arts; film jury member for Documentaries for a children's film festival; retired classroom teacher with 28 years teaching experience; I have an active certification; independent contractor for music in CPS schools; partnering with a performing arts high school; production staff for Chicago Music Awards; Docent-in-Training for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra...I stay very busy and enjoy meeting people of all music genres and cultures; interviewed by Rolling Out magazine and Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; work with music schools in CPS elementary and high schools promoting artists and events; over 28 years background in performing arts education and arts entertainment management.
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What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano, Percussion, Other
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."