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December 1, 2017

Peace on Earth

It’s the first of December and I just got to open the first door of the advent calendar I brought back from Vienna with tasty Lindt chocolate bites – this is going to be a very special season this year! Well, the chocolates are definitely a plus but my season started with two magical events that are the fabric of fairy tales – tears and laughter and dreams come true. The power of music especially during the holiday season is magical – let me explain. (more…)

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving – Arts and Community

One of the first principles in new business ventures is to identify the market and customer segments in order to determine the possible success and need of a new idea, a product, a service, any kind of offerings. As artists we often operate the opposite way though – the piece of art is created as the pure expression of the artist eventually followed by strategies to find audiences. In the field of Arts Administration, we often refer to the process of recruiting audiences as making them eat their Broccoli. (more…)

October 27, 2017

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

The story behind the song and especially the SHEroes arrangement to be released March 23, Whaling City Sound – sneak preview: (more…)

October 21, 2017

Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener’s Guide

I’m proud to announce the release of “Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener’s Guide” as part of the Rowman & Littlefield Listener’s Guides series. The book is designed for personal enjoyment and classroom use in general music classrooms or jazz settings – ask your library to order and take advantage of the 30% discount offer for your personal enjoyment. Use Code RLFANDF30 at

“Chick Corea has had his ten talented fingers in so many different kinds of music, from be-bop to tango, from classical to fusion, and everything in between. It doesn’t seem possible that anyone could do this in one lifetime and convince you that he is perfectly at home in everygenre!”
– Gary Burton, grammy-winning jazz musician


September 28, 2017

To Reharmonize Or to Not Reharmonize

Posted by Farnell Newton on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I love Jam of the Week – it’s a Facebook group with 55,000 members by now that contribute impromptu videos every week to a song theme that is posted by Farnell Newton, the mastermind behind the idea. The themes range from specific jazz standards to various artists/ composers to decades/ styles or just showcasing transcription artistry or original music. It’s a truly crowdsourced gem of ideas, performances, and communal encouragement on achievements and next steps. (more…)