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."
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Hi, Im a vocalist, songwriter, vocal producer and voice teacher. I love to analyze voice and develop tone, phrasing and energy. Jazz, blues, soul, gospel, folk and rock and country blues are the genres I am drawn to but I love all music. Without music our spirits would be bone dry...
The recording studio checked off is http://www.canterburymusic.ca,
Hi, Im a vocalist, composer, vocal producer and voice teacher/coach. Have been teaching/coaching vocals for many years. I love to break it down and find the thing that will define you as an average singer to great tonal singer. Jazz and blues is what i am drawn to. Sometimes folk jazz/blues/soul combined.
A great studio where many wonderful jazz artist have recorded over the years. CANTERBURY MUSIC STUDIO, Owner and house engineer JEREMY DARBY had an early start at 16 yrs old in theatre on a small sound board in Canterbury U.K.
Later relocating to New York, Jeremy has worked with everyone from Squeeze to Lou Reed, David Burns to Ella, Tony Bennett, most of the Unplugged episodes, Maury Pauvich to recording classical and jazz orchestras, live, studio, stage, television and much more in his great thirty plus years career.
He is one superior Engineer and Producer. Check his Toronto studio out!a great studio where many wonderful jazz artist have recorded over the years. Engineer Jeremy Darby. Check it out!
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Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Guitar
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Geri...merci for the kind words....dam girl... I really love your atyle on the tunes you've added to your page...you've got the kind of life "essence" and "energy" as Annie Ross did in her earlier works...it's very becoming indeed...be still my "old" heart....glad you like my photo/illustrations....will gladly work up something for you just for the asking if you ever need an album cover art....still planning to get to Montreal in '10...will pack a horn and cameras too.... my best to you ....always b
Hey Geri !
Thanks for the quick reply. Haven't played in Montreal but looking forward to it. I'm planning a tour in 2010. Mostly California but hope to include Montreal. I get out to Quebec and Ontario once a year and love it !
Love to get out and hear you the next time I'm out your way. btw who's playing guitar on sugar ? nice !
Geri thank you for your nice invitation, it's a pleasure to be here and be part of your friends listening your music. Sound's good! I hope to meet you one day in Canada, 5 would love t visit your nice country. Ciao. Enrico
Where there is Art....there is life and love and hope ...all ways...and always....your understandings of it all are so reflected in your musical artistry...and i am thankfull to have that fill my spirit....blessings and my very best to you ...all ways and always b
Part2....more awake now....The Real Jazz channel on XM covered the MJF a bunch and it was wonderfull to be able to hear some of it ...and think of you being there hearing it first hand...I love Montreal, it is a magical city indeed...the songs you've posted here are marvelous, "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" is truly one of my favorites...sort of my anthem (lol) and so wonderful to play too...great changes and twists with the structure to play with...Maine finally got HOT...and the rain abated for 12 whole days!..so some rain this weekend and cooler a bit...I've promised myself a trip to Monteal in '10 and a year of finishing recordings and growing the works I love....thank you for reaching out....you're a lovely muse that's like the "Northern Lights"...and truly appreciated.... actually "Northern Lights" or "Arora" would be a great title for a song or CD....mmmmmm...something to work on. My very best to you.... always b
Ca va Geri....soooo missed the possibility of getting up to the most beautiful Citie...my school for special needs children goes 12months a year...and with the economy being so off (my part-time other job is my professional photography business...is also off like the economy....oh well...lol)...Got to listen to the Montreal Jazz festival for a bit on XM radio...the real jazz chanel...with Mark Ruffin.. great stuph indeed...
Ca Va Bien Geri...mon ami...et tu? Specially great at hearing you crystaline voice on this page....simple and uncomplicated arrangements that allow your artistry to shine...and just enough space to let your accompanying players to shine too in the sweet spaces in the pieces....oh my....and "Spring can really hang you up the most" is one of my absolute favorite pieces to play....sooo sweet indeed...so well done by you too...as to the Jazz Festival I'm afraid this year is out....alas...the school I'm teaching at is going for the whole summer session schedule and a "skimpy" freelance biz year with photography has made for a "stay at home" schedule....drats!....but who knows if it changes before the Jazz Fest ends on 7/12.....I'll scoot up as fast as my "old" legs with travel...I do love that city so dearly...its a paradise in deed of culture and artistry....the food is fabulous too....my best to you ...to your group...and all those lucky enough to be in your life....my best always for you b