What a beautiful Indian Summer we have had. It's a time of rapid change and development. Many things are coming into fruition after planting the 'seeds' many years ago.
Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz by Chris Becker is out and on sale at ; https://www.createspace.com/5765001
The interviewees, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eliane Elias, Anat Cohen, Helen Sung, Diane Schuur, Carmen Lundy, Mindi Abair, Cheryl Bentyne, Jane Ira Bloom, Connie Crothers, myself and many others, speak about their earliest experiences playing music, the years of practice and study required to become a professional musician, and what it means to be a jazz musician in the 21st century. The 328-page book includes 42 photographs, a 24-page history of jazz, and individual introductions to each interview.
My Firey Strings Sistas!..are recording with Peter Karl Studios. Come and hear some of it at APAP, Jan. 17 9:30p and expect a CD Release Party in the Spring 2016.
We are doing a lot of great work in my beloved Brooklyn with our string ensemble workshop at Bailey's Cafe, 324 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY. Come and visit us. We are there on Saturdays.
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Have a wonderful holiday season!