This page is my tribute to all the wonderful artists I've met and heard throughout time. Their creative, open minds and passion for music have been enriching, electrifying, and have given me flow. I've been blessed with their heavenly music in smoky jazz clubs and concert venues across the globe. It's a thrill to continue discovering new sounds and meet musical friends wherever I go.
My love for music started when I was a little girl and my dad played his jazz records. I just loved it all, from Louis Armstrong, to Benny Goodman and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He was a band drummer in de 50's, so no wonder I've enjoyed playing percussion since childhood. While Jazz and Latin are my greatest love, I also enjoy, R&B, Soul, Funk, World, and Classic.
Professionally, I've been working internationallly for 20+ years (7 years in the USA) in VIP Event Planning, Award Programming, Project/Account/Logistics/Office Management, Finance & Admin, Team Coaching, with language proficiency in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.
Spiritually, I've been practising yoga and meditation for many years. I'm also a licensed wellness masseuse and enjoy selecting the best subliminal sounds to help bring people to their own divine center of inner peace and serenity.
SOME OF THE CONCERTS ATTENDED:
Chucho Valdez Orchestra
Cubop City Big Band
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Emiel van Egdom
Gare du Nord
Grover Washington Jr.
Jean Luc Ponty
Jeroen van Vliet
Juan de Marcos & The Afro Cuban All Star Big Band
Kyoto Jazz Massive
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Lollo Meier Quartet
Michel Camilo & Tomatito
New Cool Collective Big Band
Randy Weston & African Rhythms Trio
Roy Haynes Trio
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Vana Trio & Vinicius Barros
my passion, my cure, colorful, free and pure
my survival, wisdom and flow, within me wherever I go
my medicine and healing, whenever I need that feeling
my hard and sensitive groove when I dance and move
my body mind and soul, my morning cereal in a bowl
my smoothie, my warm glass of milk
my Chambord on the rocks, flowing soft as silk
my Southern fried chicken, my piece of pecan pie
my river deep and mountain high
my favorite salad with creamy dressing
my sacred temple, my heavenly blessing
my soulmate and best friend at heart
my reason to rise and make a new start
my favorite soft pillow when I was lonely as a willow
my sail-away from all the tears
that have flown throughout the years
my engine and sweat when my goals set are met
my strength and spirit within
my blessing for the day to begin
the base from which I soar in all I do and explore
the twinkling star from the heavens above
my coach on the journey to self-love"
- Noelle -
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Vana Trio & Vinicius Barros - Thanks Vana! :)
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Thanks Noelle. Thanks for listening to my music. I appreciate the compliment. Hopefully one of these days when I start to do some traveling I will be able to come out and visit your area.
herzlichen Dank für den netten Kommentar + die Liebe zu jazz+art.
Ich würde Sie gerne persönlich kennenlernen. Anbei eine Livezeichnung von mir + swingende Grüße, Ingrid
P.S. Sie sind eine tolle Person!
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."