Archive for September, 2014

Great American Songbook, Friday, October 3 @ Topo’s

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by monikaherzig

Looking forward to a night of stories and songs with Tom Roznowski this Friday. He is wonderful at giving us the background stories to the classics from the Great American Songbook. Did you know that Cole Porter was one of the few writers who wrote music and lyrics together? Hence his melodies match the meaning of the words incredibly well. We’ll engage in the stories and songs in the beautiful setting at Topo’s on 403 N Walnut in Bloomington. Hope you can join us – 7-10pm.

Jazz & Pizza, Friday, September 26

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by monikaherzig

LastTrailhead December we discovered this very special treasure on Hwy 446 just before Lake Monroe outside of Bloomington – the Trailhead Market & Noshery.  During a winter storm, they opened the doors for us and a few friends who braved the storm. (more…)

Are We There Yet?

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 by monikaherzig

The President’s Council of Economic Advisers released an interesting report this summer on the progress of women’s participation in the workforce.  All the charts and numbers can be found here.  A few interesting and even a bit alarming facts: (more…)

Girls Create Music

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by monikaherzig

For the 2014 edition of Girls Create Music, songwriter Liz Fohl wrote a song especially for the girls and they performed it together at the final concert.  It was a very special moment and hearing those 40 voices unite and proclaim that they are warriors and strong was incredibly touching.  Here is the video of the grand concert finale:



RIP Joe Sample

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by monikaherzig

We lost anotheCrusaders_T_Street_Life_N1979Yr jazz giant – keyboardist Joe Sample, probably best known for his leadership of the Jazz Crusaders.  The New York Times features a wonderful overview of his work and influence in the September 14 edition.  I remember roaming a flew market close to my hometown in Germany in 1985 and picking up two records, one by bassist Michael Urbaniak and the other one “Street Life” by the Crusaders.  (more…)

The Whole World In Her Hands

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by monikaherzig

 The journey has begun – global female jazz musicians are taking the lead in “The Whole World in Her Hands”.  The project includes recordings, a documentary, a song bportraits_675_RTook, and more.  It’s a privilege to collaborate with these fantastic musicians  – can you name them?