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...
Song Insights – Always Searching For My Baby

Song Insights – Always Searching For My Baby

Track 11:  Always Searching For My Baby This song is just fun!  I love playing original music by my friends.  I dig the groove and the melody really sticks with you all day.  The story is not really where my life is right now, but I think it represents (in an...
Song Insights – Green Dolphin Street

Song Insights – Green Dolphin Street

Track 10:   Green Dolphin Street I’ve known about this song since I was a kid getting into jazz.  It didn’t really attract my attention in any particular way.  It has just always been there.  There have been a couple of pivotal friends that have indirectly encouraged...
Song Insights – Red Wagon

Song Insights – Red Wagon

Track 9:  Red Wagon Have you ever hung out with people that do not-so-smart things sometimes and then they come to you for help?  This is a song of warning.  If you do those things, it isn’t my problem.  It’s “your red wagon”.  Originally inspired by Ella Fitzgerald’s...
Song Insights – Moments Like This

Song Insights – Moments Like This

Track 8:  Moments Like This There are many songs that come to my attention because of my fans.  They want to hear me sing one of their favorites.  This is one of those songs.  I think you’ll like it too.  It is in the moment, vulnerable, and you’re not sure where it’s...