Archive for August 2012

ONE OF THE FINEST

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer – so far…. Throughout the summer, I’ve had the great opportunity to listen to some excellent musicians LIVE.  Musicians like: punk band “the Falling Leaves”, the band “Beirut”, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, contemporary Christian artist Amy Grant, singer/songwriters Paul Brandt, Regina Spector, Randy Newman, Lindi Ortega, Sam…

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SUMMERTIME VOCAL WORKSHOP with Brian Farrell

This is a favourite time of year for me – the Summertime Vocal Workshop. First class on Monday is like the first day of school. People meet new people and set the focus for the week. Singers are balanced into their vocal parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). We run through the various vocal charts that…

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CLASSIC NEW YORK

CLASSIC NEW YORK Abyssian Baptist church in Harlem, “Book of Mormon” on Broadway, the Blue Note Jazz Club and dinner at the Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village, shopping in Soho, our daughter’s play in the East Village and then a night at Birdland with Cast Party Open Mic. To experience this with close friends and…

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