News and Updates

Jazz Benefit for Japan

POSTED ON April 22, 2011

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Thanks to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, KPLU 88.5 NPR and the Pacific Jazz Institute for the opportunity for this upcoming 2-night performance with proceeds benefitting the Japanese Red Cross Society. Please come out and help us make a difference!

Named “2010 NW Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz!!!

POSTED ON January 02, 2011

A HUGE honor to receive this award again! Many thanks to the entire music community!

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


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 and CD Baby. This month, Here in the Moment shares the honor with artists like Sade, Maze, Maysa and Corrine Bailey Rae!


“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.


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 ( 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!

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