I wrote this short book of hacks and tips for singers looking to optimize their singing talents and get better gigs as a lead singer. I compiled my own life lessons with lessons learned from other vocalists and their experiences. Here's the link:
I am extremely excited to be booking private home shows. While of course I still strive to fill my calendar with restaurants, venues, and conferences, etc., there is nothing like the personal experience of performing in a home, clubhouse, or office for a group of family members and/or friends and colleagues. It is much more intimate and connected. We get to know each other, pause from the hustle of being "in public." It is a lovely experience to host a concert in your home and fill your space with the vibration of live music. And it is a terrific honor to be chosen to perform in this environment.
With my desktop version of a primitive studio setup, I recorded three new songs today, two of which I have uploaded here on the site, one which was for a Nashville songwriter. I was encouraged by friends and family to create a Patreon so that I could devote more time to recording and writing new music. If you have an interest in furthering this dream of mine to be a full time jazz diva, please visit the Patreon page and choose any tier you feel comfortable with.
This Friday, February 26th, I have the privilege of performing Jazz Standards at a local senior facility's Hug Tunnel event. One of the many hardships created by the COVID-19 crisis is the need for restricted interactions between the elderly community and the outside world as a safety precaution and preventive measure to protect our senior citizens from the spread of the virus. Unfortunately these safety restrictions include face-to-face family visits and much needed hugs.
The Hug Tunnel is a way for family and friends to visit while minimizing exposure to the outside environment and COVID dangers. Check out this YouTube video for more information on Hug Tunnels: