Vocalist, Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Jazz Presenter, Freelance Writer, Jazz Historian, Collector
Tell us a little about your background...
I am an Oakland Native ... Performing Artist /Arts Educator ........One for the BOOKS........ Music Historian you might say.....
Who Loves Great Music...... Good Food... Good Wines...and Great People!
Favorites include but are not limited to.... Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Lil Johnson, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson,Bob Braye, Ed Kelly, Rodney Bell, Glen Pearson, Abby Lincoln, Bettye Carter, Jean Carn, Lady Bianca,Sugah Pie De Santo, Billy Eckstine,Nat King Cole, Ernie Anderson, Gatemouth Brown,,India Cooke, Regina Carter, James Lewis, Kash Killion, Stanley Banks! Heavenly sounds of BlueJazz Strings that Swing, Sing and move with da' groove inside the heart, soul, and mind!
I love singing while Chefing for special friends. I just finished the Chelechauxnuff International Wings & Greens Cook Book!
A large part of singing jazz is just loving the music and sharing it with children....passing it on!
When singing at Funerals or Celebrations of Life Jazz can be very soothing for the grief stricken, it helps the healing process.
Knell MusicWorks specializes in celebrating the Past and Heralding the Future......
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Email Evite from the Hipster's Sanctuary
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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."