GIG ALERTS - News update from Vivian..
Hey guys! Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a bit. I've been running to and fro but I'm back with lots of news for you ;-)
First, I want to thank everyone in Miami who came out to Van Van Dykes this past Friday. It was a fabulous night, the food was great, the vibe was great, and the music was stellar. I want to give a very special shout out to Martin Bejerano on Piano, Eric England on Bass, Rodolfo Zuniga on Keys, Bobby (soundman) and the wonderful staff at Van Dykes, you guys were AWESOME!
Hopefully I'll be back in October, so stay tuned! Now for the news!
Thanks to the ever so wonderful Ty Stephens, I've spent most of the summer in Monte Carlo performing as a guest of his incredible band Soul Jaazz and let me tell you, we HAD A BALL!! What and amazing group of guys! So gifted, so gracious, so fun.. It was truly my honor to play with each and every one. So a big thank you to Richard Cummings (piano), Robert "RT" Taylor (gtr), Emanuel "Chulo" Gatewood (bass), George Gray (drums) & Ty Stephens, I've adopted you all for life! Look out for Ty, Soul Jaazz and myself on Friday, September 13th when Ty headlines the Late Night Series at the Blue Note with me as special guest!
Date: Friday, Sept 13th, 2013
131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
Next up, on Sunday, September 8th I'll be back in Jersey for the South Orange International Blues Festival with Michael Hills Blues Mob at: Essex County South Mountain Reservation At Cherry Lane The Festival starts at 10am with many incredible artists, including Bill Sims Jr., Dave Stryker, and too many others to name but check out the list and performance times here:
Then on Tues & Wed, September 10th & 11th, I'll be performing at the Arts Midwest Conference in Austin, Texas!
Date: Tues & Wed, Sept 10th &11th
500 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
On Monday, September 16th I'm headed to Philly to perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe.
Date: Monday, Sept 16th, 2013
1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
September 21st, I'm headed back to Slovakia for a concert. Don't have all the details on this one yet but I'll keep you posted. And last but not least, on Wednesday, September 25th I'll be in Nashville for the Performing Arts Exchange:
Date: Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2013
Door: Free Time: 10:15
601 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tenn 37203
Lots of info packed in a short time, I know.
My next email will be full of road stories, I promise ;-) In the meantime, keep up with the day to day shenanigans by joining me below (please follow & subscribe <3)
I'm taking my show on the road y'all!
Cause mama said music can change the world. Love you ma!
Hope to see you guys at a show.