Ella 100! Ella Fitzgerald Tribute

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On April 25, 2017, Ella Fitzgerald would have been 100 years old. Ella 100!  pays tribute to the Queen of Jazz and Lady of Song as part of the University of Rhode Island’ Black History month activities.  The performance staged at the URI Paff Auditorium highlights Ella’s journey and collaborations as she overcame many obstacles to become the top female jazz singer for more than 50 years. I have the privilege of being part of this wonderful mixed media experience as […]

21st Century Musician = Neo-Renaissance Human

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I was musing on the word entrepreneur and what it means, or how it might manifest in the form of a musically creative person.  By that I mean one committed to creativity and music by disposition, innate ability;  —the need to… Many a doctor or lawyer possess musical ability but yielded to what some may call the pragmatism of a steady six figure occupation, and thus relegated music to avocation. The easier road taken perhaps? In viewing the word entrepreneur […]