Finding Home…the beginning

Finding Home…the beginning

A month ago, I said I was going to write more music this year.  I guess the resolution (plus recording plans and a booked tour) has made me productive.  I have to say this has been a really exciting process.  The core emotions, notes and chords seem to be coming...
This year, I resolve to write more music

This year, I resolve to write more music

Last year, my friend and band mate Magnus Hjorth wrote a song a day in the month of January.  He only allowed himself 10 minutes for the activity.  Not only was it a good exercise for him, but it also resulted in some great music.  One tune, in fact, won him 2nd prize...
Play in my town

Play in my town

“Hey, why don’t you play in my town?” I would love to come and play in your town.  In fact, my whole trio would like to come and spend some time in your area:  working with students, playing concerts, and encouraging some cultural exchange.  Not only...

ISB Convention in Full Swing

It is 6am here in Rochester, New York and I’m thrilled to be here. Today, is the first day of our 2013 ISB convention.  We’re expecting around 1,200 bassists from all over the world to meet here this week to play, educate, inspire and connect with each...

What Jazz Means to Me: Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation month.  It is nice to have a month where the world can hear more about this music and the people who make it.  For me, jazz is my life.  This is to be celebrated year round. Living the “jazz life” hasn’t meant the old...
Song Insights – I Wanna Be Loved

Song Insights – I Wanna Be Loved

Track 12:  I Wanna Be Loved There must be something that happens when a woman turns 40.  It was almost like flipping a switch for me.  I was finally ready for something real.  The lyrics are incredibly honest and vulnerable and strong.  I HAD to sing this song.  I...