The promotional campaigns have started for my upcoming project "Sincerely Yours."
It drops July 6, though you can get it sooner by pre-ordering. The first single, a beautiful cover of Sting's "Sister Moon." We're going for ads on radio the week of June 27. But, we're already starting to get them, a week early I've been added to WHOV in Hampton, VA and WQTQ in Hartford, CT and KRWV-FM "The Wave" in Phoenix, AZ.
My campaign with Smooth Jazz.com, (see my banner at the top), has begun and we're on a mission to get this project to as many stations and ears as possible.
If there's an Adult Contemporary or Smooth Jazz station in your area, please call and request "Sister Moon" by me. Meantime, if you'd like to check it out, here's Sister Moon.
I was fortunate enough to have a couple of heavy hitters to work with me on "Sincerely Yours." Fred Sawyers, a prolific songwriter and vocalist (isaac Hayes, Will Downing, etc.) wrote lyrics and did vocal arrangements. And Chris "Big Dog" Davis wrote music and produced the project (Maysa, Phil Perry, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Pieces of a Dream, etc.). Speaking of Pieces of a Dream, I also did some recording with the band's co-founder and keyboardist, James Lloyd. I spent time in studios in Ohio, Atlanta and Connecticut completing this project.
I was home in Ohio in April for a show at Natalie's in Columbus. SOLD OUT!!! It was a great evening. I'll be in Akron on July 2 at Blu Jazz+. Akron is even closer to Youngstown, my hometown, so I'm really excited about it. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of family and friends. From what I hear, the venue is very intimate and tickets are REQUIRED. So, click on the link and get yours today!!
Meantime, I started a Go Fund Me campaign to support production of the project. It's not too late to make a donation. There's still a lot of work on the back end after a project is recorded.
And, I've decided to scratch another life-long dream from my bucket list. I've decided to start promoting concerts (every now and then). If all goes well, the first one will be in late July in Richmond, Va. OMG... can't believe I stepped out on this!! But, I'm really excited about it. I'll keep you posted on details.
Ever the journalist, I'm also doing some freelance writing for the Jazz in M.E.E. Magazine. So far I've done pieces on Grammy Award winning vocalist Dianne Reeves, Maysa, Bob Baldwin,Paris Escovedo, Marqueal Jordan, Jay Gore, Terry Wollman and Rob Tardik. In the next issue look for an article on my producer, Chris "Big Dog" Davis!!
This thumbnail is the cover for my last "Gee Baby" cd. It contains some of the most beautiful songs and standards ever written. Click on 'merchandise' at the top of the page to order yours today. It's also available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
So, I have a lot going on that's keeping me busy and challenging me vocally; all of which helps me grow as a musician and as an entertainer. Please know that I really appreciate the support I get from you. It's always nice to know that my work is enjoyed and appreciated by others.
Now, go on and take a look around and please make sure you click on the titles at the top of each page to maneuver around the site. Make sure you check out "Catch Me Here" to check out my calendar and find out where I'll be. Hopefully, you'll be there, too.
After your visit, please make sure to drop me a line and let me know what you think of the site...and the music!! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!