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On my way to now…
Think of ON MY WAY TO NOW as The Great American Songbook Re-Imagined.
I grew up listening to the music my parents listened to – the songs of George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter – or what folks refer to as the “standards” in the Great American Songbook….. As a jazz singer, I have made a career of singing countless songs from that great music collection; songs like Over the Rainbow, for example. That song was written in 1939 and is still considered one of the most recognizable and beloved songs ever written. It’s timeless, and that’s what makes a song a standard — its ability to resonate in people’s lives decades and even generations after it was written. Still, having lived many years on the planet, raised three children of my own who now have children of their own, I realize that the songs that provided the soundtrack to my life growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, have become the “new standards” for this generation. ON MY WAY TO NOW celebrates the “standards” both old and new that are special to me, songs that have touched my heart, inspired me — each one representing an important milestone of my personal journey ON MY WAY TO NOW.
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.
Someone to Watch Over Me (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)
Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rogers)
I Don’t Know Enough about You (Peggy Lee/Dave Barbour)
When October Goes/Autumn Leaves (Barry Manilow/Johnny Mercer)
Yesterday I Heard the Rain (Armando Manzanero/Gene Lees)
Waters of March (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Can We Still Be Friends (Todd Rundgren)
On My Way to You (Michel Legrand/Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
What Matters Most (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, & Dave Grusin)
Colleen & Her Trio
New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)
I Love Being Here with You (Bob Schluger/Peggy Lee)
Maybe You’ll Be There (Rube Bloom/Sammy Gallop)
No More Blues (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (Duke Ellington)
Blame It on My Youth (Oscar Levant)
Audio & Video Samples
Can We Still Be Friends - Studio Version
Call Me Irresponsible
The band and I look forward to bringing ON MY WAY TO NOW to your city.
CONTACT MY AGENT
Focus 4 Booking
Colorado Springs, CO