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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.
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.