In March of 2020 I sent out a newsletter announcing my next couple of gigs, and had no idea it would be over a year before I'd be performing live again. We had all heard rumblings of this deadly virus, but we were optimistic things would stay reasonably "normal", and we'd be able to get back to gigging soon enough. No one was prepared for what was to come over the weeks, months and year ahead. Although we all figured out ways to carry on and live life despite the constant pivoting, us musicians and in…Read more
Last month I had a wonderful time performing my first virtual concert for the Global Music Foundation. Pianist Molly Flannery, bassist Bill McCormack and I got together to rehearse the day before and had so much fun being interviewed in advance of the concert in David O'Rourke's Daily Blast via Facebook Live. We discussed making music together in a Pandemic, the Boston Jazz scene and shared Old Stories between friends. We even got to perform a song in preview of the concert. Watch the interview HERE. As…Read more
I've got some big news: I can finally say my next Album is in the works! For the last few months I've been working with guitarist Steven Kirby, bassist Mark Poniatowski, pianist John Funkhouser and drummer Mike Connors on some incredible new arrangements for the album, which will hopefully be released in 2021.
With all of the challenges upon us here in the U.S. as well as around the globe we couldn't wait to share a sneak peek into one of the tunes we have been working on. The song American Tune, by…Read more
After testing the waters in the live storytelling arena with Massmouth, I was also given the opportunity to share a different story on stage. But not just any stage - THE stage: Stories From The Stage, that is! I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as a featured storyteller in last month's live taped episode, "All Dressed Up." Stories From The Stage is a National television program co-produced by WGBH Boston and World Channel, and curated by Massmouth which illustrates the power of real stories told…Read more
In November of 2018 I went to my very first Massmouth Story Slam, and decided to go for it. I got up, told a story, and bam! I WON Audience Choice Award for that evening!! I was immediately entered in to the Audience Choice Semi Finals, which is when the Audience Choice winners from the past year share their winning true-life stories for the chance to advance to Massmouth's storytelling finals: The Big Mouth Off! Well, guess what?! I actually went through to the final round and had the chance to share my…Read more
Much. Time. Passed...Since I wrote my last blog entry. No matter, things have been a mite busy for me these past few years. Amidst the craziness of life with two tween/teen kids, single motherhood has forced me to hone my focus and time management skills to a fine pointed razor, cutting right to the core of "What Am I Doing With My Life?!"
Needless to say, I've become even more passionate about my music, more dedicated and oh, so productive. Having just completed my 211th (!!!) show since beginning on…Read more
As my performance dates seem to be multiplying like bunnies you'll need to hold on tight and fasten your seatbelts as we're in for a bit of a ride this Fall. I'll be hitting several of my regular spots, such as the elegant Les Zygomates in downtown Boston and cool and casual Tosca in Hingham, as well as taking the band up North again to the Vermont/New Hampshire Upper Valley to play at Canoe Club in Hanover as well as The Lyme Inn. My presence here in the New England Jazz scene seems to be solidifying as…Read more
After starting to perform with my trio in April 2014 I have had 56 gigs to date and counting. Many musicians play much more than that, but for me this number is astounding because it means I am finally living my passion, and very grateful...I'm on a roll and there is much more in store...
I also am extremely pleased to be a part of the highly rated t.v. show, This is The Nightlife With Dale LePage, which has received over 800,000 viewers so far!
For those not living near me in Boston it is difficult to convey how treacherous and unprecidented the snowfall has been this winter. We are well past the denial phase, having accepted our new way of life tunneling around town between mountains of brown icebergs. Yet, here at the beginning of March (March is always a tease) it seems unbelievable there might still be snow up in the heavens left to fall, yet snowflakes fill the air even as I write this. There is seemingly no beauty left in the sparkling…Read more
A new year and so much synchronicity already. Things just feel like they are clicking. I am excited for this year ahead, but mostly grateful for all the musicians in my life who have become true friends. It feels so good to be a part of such a cool group of creative folks who share something so dear to us all.