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My favorite sounds of Swing and Soul combine to create a Jazz recording about Life and Love.
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This record represents ME. 

I've been sitting with some of these songs for over a year, figuring out how they should be produced. Jazz and Gospel feel like my first language, so the sound will be a mix of swing and soul - equal parts vintage and NOW. It will sound a lot like yesterday, and even more like today. 

This project will feature some of my all-time favorite musicians. Some I've worked with in years past, and some I'm just meeting for the first time but have dreamed of collaborating with for years. We'll record it live in an iconic Los Angeles studio over the course of a few days. You even have the opportunity to be a fly on the wall and witness the action.

I believe music is magical. I'm incredibly grateful to have been given the ability and opportunity to create something that impacts people’s lives. Music can bring out what’s already in our souls and inspire a sense of joy to help us along the sometimes messy, often uphill, but inherently beautiful journey.

Now I’m making the record I’ve been waiting my whole life to make and can’t wait to share it with you.

Risks and challenges

Having made over 20 albums through the course of my career, I'm all too aware of potential shifts and changes that are possible during the recording process. It's often challenging to fit all the pieces of the scheduling puzzle together as I'll be dealing with multiple musicians and their often chaotic calendars. Therefore I just want to be upfront with you about the possible changes in the timeline. I'm committed to this project and will be moving forward at a good clip, but it's always a possibility that things could take longer than expected!

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    BE IN MY MUSIC VIDEO... while wearing your skates!! This is for rollerskaters/rollerbladers/skateboarders/bike riders. Jeremy Ryan and I are dreaming up a scenario that will prove to be a a whole lot of crazy fun... it'll be a date on SKATES!!! *This is a TWO FOR ONE REWARD* Meaning.... this reward is for you + 1!!! Bring your roller blades or roller skates, or maybe even your cool beach cruiser, and be in the music video for one of my new songs with me!! This will take place in Southern CA somewhere near the beach! Actual date and location TBD (Digital Download of the record included...)

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