Musical Artist, Vocalist, Clinician, Author, Freelance Writer, Jazz Historian
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a bassist, vocalist, songwriter/composer, teaching artist, author, who has toured, shared the stage, and/or recorded with the likes of Patti Labelle, Avery Sharpe, James Carter, Marion Meadows, Amira Baraka, Paoli Mejias, Richie Garcia, Fiidla Owen Brown, and Quest Love of the Roots. In addition, I have written music for film, theatre, and for such renowned spoken word artists as Mahogany Brown of HBO's Real Sex and Magdalena Gomez, and Sandra Maria Esteves.
I have one album to my credit as a leader: "The Awakening" (www.cdbaby.com/heshima) and am planning to release "Ofrecimiento" and "Inside Songs" this year.
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What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Percussion, Other
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Yes, I will. Thanx. Btw, abt doing some possible local shows,
I know this great lady whose name is Yuwo Liang & everyone in the local circle calls her "Aliang". Pls check it out the following website (for a place in Taipei called Sappho de Base, addr at B1, No 1, Lane 102, Sec 1, Anhe Road, Taipei Tel:+886-2-2700-5411) at http://www.sappho102.biz/ &
Aliang's cellphone number at +886-952-187-588(band promo & booking) & her email address at email@example.com
Thanks for confirming my friend request..I must say I like ur genre which appears to be embedded with some cool blend & I do enjoy ur Awakening quite a bit. Hope to get exposed tomore down the line. Cheerz!
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."