I’m on iTunes Ping!!!

Ok here’s a couple of tidbits… My new album: Just You, Just Me is now on iTunes!! I’m so excited! And in addition to that, I now have an artist’s profile on iTunes PING!! Come follow me please! It’ll be just another place where I can post things and let you all know what’s going on with me!

I put up some of my favorite recordings so check those out as well! Of course I didn’t put any of mine, because I’m so small in the grand scheme of things… Things just keep coming together, so check back at Ping for updates. I’ll be there a lot!

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Another Sun Valley came and went!

I love Sun Valley! It was great to see everyone again, and I want to thank everyone for all their support of my new CD: Just You, Just Me!! It was a very well-received release, and I think it will continue to do well! I got to meet up with Miss Idaho again through my fantastic friend, DE. That is always a treat, especially because most Miss Idahos are pretty down to earth, and not pageant-crazy! This year, she was quite a talented soprano. Talent always scores points with me.

The picture above, is of my solo “pianorama set”. Yes, it was a filled-to-capacity event! Happy stuff! Although, I did an idiot thing, by forgetting to promote my indiegogo donation site… oh well… nerves sure make me forget things easily.

Another memorable moment was the Classical Renegades set. They put me on last!! That gave me over an hour to sit and stew and be more nervous as I listened to everyone else play. I played two Chopin Etudes, the “Aeolian Harp” and the “Black Key”. The people seemed to really go for it! I always think there can be room for improvement!

Overall, Sun Valley was a good time, with great music, and great friends!

Hanging in Medford

Well I’ve been up here in Oregon since Sunday night. We’ve been doing school shows all week, both elementary and middle. It’s been a fun experience! These kids are some of the best audience members I’ve ever had! They’re just excited about everything…. ALL THE TIME!  And, best of all, they just love what you’re doing, even when it’s not so good. They are just happy that you’re there and that they get to be out of class.

We’ve been illustrating the origins of jazz and how it grew out of multiple cultures and musics from those cultures. We did 4 schools on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, and 4 today. We have 3 more to do tomorrow, and I’m exhausted already. I also have the festival to do this weekend, and then off to Sun Valley… I dunno how I’m going to survive, especially since next week is going to be even busier than this week!

I’m anxious to start selling my CD this weekend! I hope it doesn’t flop, that would ruin my whole year. I think it’ll do well though! Anyway, I gotta get to sleep soon. Early start in the morning.