Here’s hoping things are great in your world. So much turmoil and trouble and we’re losing great energies in quick succession. B B King and Ben E King gone within 3 weeks of each other and just last night Bruce Lundvall, of Blue Note Records passed on as well. It’s painful to lose people we feel we know because they touch us so deeply, once again reminded how fleeting everything – including ourselves – is. It’s one of the reasons music is so important to me as every time I sing and it’s over. It’s over. Never to come again and a recording of those moments are a document to what was. Making music makes the point clear each and every time…that this moment and time is the only real thing we have.
And I have some news.
Before I hit the road in April, the great ezine (and part of the New Music America) stopped by my home for a pretty in depth interview I’d like to share. It’s part of a three part interview that includes vocal powerhouses Jen Shyu and Jazz legend Sheila Jordan focusing on three generations of jazz vocalists going in decidedly disparate paths, yet still honoring the tradition. I’m honored to have been asked to take part and you can read it (and see the video) right here.
I’m also headed to the West Coast to play with at the California Jazz Conservatory on SATURDAY, MAY 23rd and conducting a workshop called Improvising w/o Scatting on SUNDAY, MAY 24th. Everything is on the PERFORMANCE section of the FV site and I’m putting here as well:
SATURDAY, MAY 23rd //The California Jazz Conservatory
FV’s TRIO West
Fay Victor – voice, compositions
Lisa Mezzacappa – double bass
John Finkbeiner – guitar
w Special Guest – Steve Adams (reeds)
SUNDAY, MAY 24th//The California Jazz Conservatory
WORKSHOP: Improvising without Scatting
As soon as I hop back into town, I’m at the 55BAR keeping it jazzy this month for the Early Set..
THURSDAY, MAY 28th//The 55Bar
FV with Ratzo Harris and Kenny Wessel
Early Set 7-9PM
Thank you all for reading. Appreciate every moment!