As we are approach the 2nd half of 2020 I’m reflecting that time has passed so quickly and so differently than what I had expected the year to be like. When I started writing my notes for June I asked myself “What can I write about that’s uplifting?”.
While I have been bummed about cancelled shows, cancelled jobs & paychecks, staying home quarantined and not seeing friends or doing the things I usually do, I have embraced that it’s not about me. So many others are suffering in different ways. It is a time of change and growth.
I got a letter yesterday in the mail from a fan who had purchased my new Album “Stronger Now ”. I was so moved by his note that I decided to share the comments I’ve been receiving about the Album from letters, YouTube comments and messages. The comments have opened my heart because the ultimate compliment is for someone to say they “felt something” when they listen to my music and that it “meant something” to them. I’m very humbled to share a few testimonials below and have removed a few names for privacy.
As I move into the last half of 2020 I accept the challenge to “Just Say Yes” to new opportunities that come along. And will keep you posted.
July has flown by with lots of happenings.
“Sun’s Out”, my new Smooth Jazz Radio Single, was Released the Week of July 8. It was the #1 Most Added the 1st week and Most Increased Plays for the past two weeks. The response from “Sun’s Out” has been very positive.
“Her latest single, “Sun’s Out” will give you a vision of an exotic beach with that perfect coastal breeze. Yes, I’ll have a Pina Colada!”...Brenda Lorenzo, Beat Atlanta Online Magazine
I also decided to take a little detour on the way to my scheduled performance in Waterbury, Connecticut July 6 at the Brass City Jazz Fest through New York City for a few days. It was a great experience to take a Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on the 4th of July and see Fireworks off the Harbor of the Hudson River. I also went to the Empire State Building, One World Trace Center, walked through Central Park and saw “The Lion King” Broadway Play. It was great to walk everywhere to offset all the fabulous food. New York City never disappoints with sights and Events.
It was also announced that “FEMME FLIGHT” received an Official HMMA Award in the Jazz Division, 2019. The finals will be announced in November, 2019 in none other than Hollywood, California.
The Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy held its Summer Celebration Meet and Greet. It was great hearing some new music Performances and running into so many Professional music friends.
My new 5 month old puppy, Zeno, continues to get bigger every day and he is absolutely adorable.
July 2019 - wow!
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