On my way to now…
…is the culmination of my 25+ year career as a singer. It’s both a glance back and a look forward. It is part autobiographical, part storytelling. The music is interesting and diverse — you might even say eclectic; each song represents an important milestone of my personal journey.
…is about the artists and composers whose stories inspired me to “stay with it” without the promise of fame and fortune — musical influences like Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Barry Manilow, Todd Rundgren, and Billy Joel just to name a few.
…is about my journey from a young girl with big dreams of Broadway, to cabaret jazz singer, to performing with symphony orchestras.
…is about believing that it is never too late to realize your dream.
This show is mine.
I met Boh Cooper through a mutual friend in September 2018; we both felt that fate brought us together. It has been a joy working with this talented man. His arrangements are lush and interesting and bring new life to the songs I have been singing for years. His gift is writing beautiful orchestrations that not only allow me to soar, but also highlight the virtuosity and musicality of my amazing band, led by Bobby Jones, a renowned jazz keyboardist and my musical director since 1997.
"What a joy to be part of Colleen’s musical landscape as arranger! She is a captivating song stylist with a delightful, rich alto voice, reminiscent of so many great jazz and pop legends."
The band and I look forward to bringing ON MY WAY TO NOW to your city.