NEW YEAR / NEW MUSIC / NEW TOUR
Happy New Year! It’s the trifecta of excitement with so much to happening in 2023!
I’m really happy to have partnered with Naive and Believe Music France for the release of my upcoming album, Impressions of Ella. The first single, Taking a Chance on Love, will be released January 27!
The album features the legendary Kenny Barron (piano), Kenny Washington (drums), and Peter Washington (Bass). Um…. Yeah, I know… pretty great right?!
So many of my fans have been waiting patiently and asking me for a project like this. A bit reminiscent of my debut album, “Introducing”, It’s 100% swinging! How can you go wrong? Original arrangements written by Xavier Davis, the sound will conjure up the spirit of Ella’s versions we all know and love. Of course, while adding my own special touch 😉
Fun Fact -“Taking a Chance on Love” is a tune that I remember singing at Berklee College of music when I was a student. I remember it seemed difficult because of the range, but funny now that I’m older I have no problem with those notes in my lower register 😉 ha ha! Like a fine wine – better with age 😉
I am thrilled to get back out on tour and have the opportunity to perform this new music and I have a phenomenal trio with me along for the ride!
Drum roll please……let’s hear it for Jonathon Thomas on Piano, Eric Wheeler on Bass, and Jonathan Barber on Drums.
Saturday, January 28th we’ll be starting out a run of shows in France! Sens, Metz, and then 3 nights (Feb 2-4) at Le Duc des Lombards in PARIS!
It will be the first time playing in a club this intimate since my first show ever in Paris at the China Club (JVC Paris Jazz Festival) in 2006! I’m really looking forward to being back in this kind of environment so that I can really feel the vibes from the music and from you, the audience!
February and March I’ve got lots more shows coming and for all you lovers, a special concert with Andre Manoukian on February 15th in Le Touquet, France!
Super excited to be headed to Spain, Greece, and Sweden in March! It’s been a while since I’ve seen you!
You can find all the dates on my site! I really hope to see you at a show… or even 2?