Very pleased to announce that "Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn" has been nominated for an Independent Music Award in the album category "Jazz with vocals." Congratulations and much appreciation to Mark Kieswetter, Reg Schwager, Ross MacIntyre, Kevin Turcotte, John Bailey, Jeremy Darby, Peter Letros, Ernesto Cervini and Eri Griffin. The awards will be presented at the end of March at New York's Lincoln Center. My hometown crowd!
… is an incredibly talented graphic designer and illustrator working in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is responsible for the "look" of the new recording. Here's a recent post about her design for the album.
… is now available! Find it on iTunes Canada, iTunes USA, Amazon, cdbaby, Spotify and most other sites known to mankind. Download it, stream it… it even does the dishes… ;) While I am very proud of this recording, I am even more humbled by the personal and creative relationships I have built in bringing this work to fruition. My thanks to everyone involved in the recording and its release, especially Mark Kieswetter, Reg Schwager, Ross MacIntyre, Kevin Turcotte, John Bailey, Peter Letros, Jeremy Darby…
… will be officially released on Friday, 28 April 2017 and available from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and most streaming sites. Ernesto Cervini at Orange Grove Publicity is coordinating the PR launch. Check back for further details.
I am happy to announce that Mark Kieswetter, Reg Schwager, Ross MacIntyre, Kevin Turcotte, John "Beetle" Bailey and I will be recording in early August at Canterbury Music Company in Toronto. "Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn" has been in development for more than a year, and I am over the moon to see it come to fruition. Stay tuned!
John Bailey engineered my recording, Street of Tears. Check out Pat Lackenbauer's recent podcast with John on "Movin' Air." An extraordinary engineer with "ears" the likes of which I have never encountered. Looking forward to working on something brewin' for early next year. Stay tuned.
Having fully recovered from major spinal surgery this past spring, I'm looking forward to getting back on stage this fall. Check out the SHOWS section of the website for information on upcoming performances at 120 Diner and Musideum in Toronto.