Road Words February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014 Greetings! The cold weather needs warm music making, and that’s what we’re doing!! Please check out our Newport Now60 shows and dates…we just did our first in Atlanta and it was great fun, great crowd and beautiful venue. What a treat to be on stage with these great players. The music is […]


November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013 Greetings! We have news to share with you! My new Holiday CD “Yuletide Hideaway” is out and ready. We already got a nice review in USA Today; check it out here. You can buy it on my NEW website Also look out for reviews in Downbeat, Hothouse, and KC’s JAM magazine. We hope you like both […]


July 3, 2013

Hello and thanks for checking in. I left off in May, when we had a beautiful night of music at the new jazz venue in NYC: “54 Below” This was the former “Studio 54″ and is once again, a very happening place. I had a great band: Todd, Ed and Steve Cardenas. The “Jazz Tuesdays” […]


May 2013

I left off in February. It’s been a very full year thus far. Our February/NYC masterclass was a big success. With about 15 students, we got through a lot of music. I was very proud of all of them. It’s so gratifying for me to hear and see progress and love of music in my […]


Feb 2013

My good friends Karen and Spencer Ralston were very kind to help host us in magical Santa Fe, New Mexico where we played for the Georgia O’Keeffe celebration. I learned quite a bit about O’Keefe. What a fiercely independent artist and woman she was, on so many levels! It was very inspiring to me. If […]


Nov 2012

What a fall it’s been! But first, I’ll start where I left off back in August. I got to go to Akumal, Mexico to visit our good friends Susan and Nancy along with my sister Elisa and Bill. It was a lovely, relaxing (and HOT) time. Ceviche is my new favorite dish! We also visited […]


Aug 2012

Looks like I haven’t written anything since the Spring! Time does fly . . .In April, we had a great gig at the fabled Green Mill in Chicago – great crowds and the band was swingin’ (Rod Fleeeman, Larry Kohut and Eric Montzka!). As always, thanks to Dave Jemilo. On to Vancouver, BC for me […]


April 2012

We left off last November just after the European tour. I had a great holiday in Pioneer Valley and while there, a very nice gig at the Green Street Cafe in Northampton, MA. It was packed to the rafters with great spirited folks, and happened to be the last Monday night event they had there […]


Dec 2011

2011 has been quite a year. First, thank you all for coming out and supporting our music! And I’m so honored to have been Grammy® nominated for the 4th time! “Round Midnight” is nominated for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” The big event happens in February. We’ll keep you posted! We left off last August. We […]


Aug 2011

Hello all! Thank you for checking in. We’ve had quite the last few months filled with lots of travel and great gigs! Thanks for coming out to see and hear us! We start this issue of Roadwords way back in February, in Brookefield Wisconsin at the Sharon Lynn Performing Arts Center. These great people really […]


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