Letitia, I will not be in NYC for most of August (returning on the 23rd). I hope to catch the last few days of Harlem Week.
What event will you be having in September?
I am producing a Jazz and Poetry event in NYC on July 16. It will be my first such event, so I'm having a severe bout of butterflies in my stomach!
I visited the site http://www.thetwinkieawards.com and found the info there quite fascinating. Now I want to know how to get me a "twinkie".
dee Brown's / A Little Elbowroom / on Nu Groove Records
Hello from dee Brown,
The word in getting around, around the word that is. I hope you are passing on this information to all your friends. We got an interview on a site, all the way from Europe, that is most impressive. Hit the link http://www.smoothjazztherapy.com/
How was your Thursday? Wow, thanks for adding my song to your page (BIG SMILE)! Here's my video link of me performing it live at the legendary Friars Club in Beverly Hills.
Okay, I did this just for you--- go to Facebook and search for
LaRita Shelby (my given name) and Draw The Line should be there somewhere. You can then post the link. Tell me if it works out. Thanks soooooo much. Your words really inspired me.
Let's make that happen--- can you add songs to Facebook?
I'm still making my way around on all of these sites (smile).
Let me know what I have to do. Do you mind downloading it from amazon or itunes? If not, let me know. Thank you sooo much! I get great response especially from folks who can 'relate' to those situations ;-).
U made my day girl.
Stay jazzy and let me know.
Hello, my networking wizard! Thanks fotr the kind comments...I'm looking forward to connecting with you again. Hopefully, we'll have a chance to sit down and share some thoughts over a cool drink or hot cup of coffee.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.