News and Updates

SoulTracks Reader’s Choice Awards nomination

POSTED ON October 07, 2010

soultracks-logohoriz_000Pleased to have been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year in the 2010 SoulTracks Reader’s Choice Awards! Sharing this honor with some pretty amazing ladies!

Information and complete list of nominees in all categories here.

Good luck, everyone!

Music community loses saxophone legend Hadley Caliman

POSTED ON September 01, 2010

Saddened by the loss of wonderful musician and friend, Hadley Caliman but so extremely grateful
for the opportunity to have known him and shared music together.

More on Hadley’s life and music here.

On the road again! LA, Sacramento, Chicago

POSTED ON August 01, 2010

Heading out for a month–looking forward to making music with old and new friends. Scheduled appearances include KKJZ Jazz Brunch at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Jazz Brasserie at Crowne Plaza LAX , Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill in Bel Air, Alva’s Showroom, San Pedro, a house concert and private engagements in Sacramento and ending the month in Chicago at the beautiful, historic Regal Theater. Hope to see you!

Here in the Moment receives four stars from Downbeat Magazine

POSTED ON July 16, 2010

Very honored to receive a 4-star review in Downbeat Magazine. You can read the review here.

Jazz Alley appearance with Bobby Caldwell

POSTED ON June 14, 2010

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Enjoyed performing with R&B/jazz artist Bobby Caldwell. This duet number was so much fun!

“Here in the Moment” on SoulTracks Top 10 Sales Chart!

POSTED ON March 15, 2010

Here-In-The-MomentEvery month SoulTracks website posts Top 10 major label and independent soul music CDs based on sales at Amazon.com and CD Baby. This month, Here in the Moment shares the honor with artists like Sade, Maze, Maysa and Corrine Bailey Rae!

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“Here in the Moment” CD at #5 on March 8 JazzWeek national airplay chart!

POSTED ON March 10, 2010

After debuting on the national jazz airplay charts at the # 9 position, “Here in the Moment” is currently at #5 as reported by JazzWeek as reported for the week of March 8, 2010.

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Grammy nomination for Colabs CD !

POSTED ON December 14, 2009

COLABS-coverColabs CD makes the final five for Best Surround Sound Album!

This project is the brainchild of producer, surround sound engineer David Miles Huber (51bpm.com) with each track showcasing Dave’s work in collaboration with various artists from diverse genres including Allen Hart, DJ Muad’Deep, Seren Wen, Musetta, Henta Ellis, Marcell Marias, and me, singing a duet withDave on “Summertime”. Congrats, Dave!

Congratulations are also in order for Henta, whose “Laserium for the Soul” CD earned a nomination in the New Age category. (Go girl!)

Best of luck to you both in January!

Motion Picture Song Placement !

POSTED ON November 01, 2009

A song entitled “Lucky Me” aka “Everyone Can See,” by talented Seattle composers Ken Morrison and Mark Reiman and sung my me, is featured very briefly in the just-released Colin Firth–Julianne Moore film A Single Man.

This song will also be featured in a remake of the 1970’s hit movie The Mechanic starring Jason Statham.

Nice going, Ken and Mark!

January release set for “Here in the Moment” CD on Origin/OA2 Records!

POSTED ON October 10, 2009

Here-In-The-MomentI’m having a fantastic time finishing up a brand new project! Working with wonderful musicians Randy Halberstadt, Darin Clendenin, Jeff Johnson, Clipper Anderson and Mark Ivester is always a huge inspiration! Please stay tuned for details!

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