Happy Sunday and good morning to you.
Long time no speak, hope you all are wonderful and looking forward to some fine spring weather.
I have never been so happy to be done with the snow in all my life! ;-)
If you're like me, I'm gonna enjoy this summer more than I ever have before! Lol..
Just got back from Russia last week where the weather was warmer in Russia than it was here in New York, now that's saying something!
Anyhow, just want to catch you up on the happenings and I hope to see your beautiful faces somewhere one of these nights...
First off, I'm continuing my residency at my second home..
SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB PRESENTS VIVIAN SESSOMS
Sunday, March 23rd, April 6th & April 20th
3 Sets - 7PM, 9PM & 10:30PM
New York, NY 10025
Price: Dinner & Drinks/NO COVER
I'm going to be here with a multitude of stellar musicians over the next 2 months includingTONIGHT! With James Weidman (piano), Ike Sturm (bass), Matt Slocum (drums)! Then next month with Oscar Perez (piano), Dmitry Gorodetsky (bass), Rodolfo Zuniga (drums) and my brand new band PARADIGM featuring Dave Archer (keys), Chris Parks (bass & guitar), & Eric Brown (vocals & drums). I'm featuring a different band for each performance and we have a good old time every time I'm there! Quick tip, if you plan on coming make a reservation, they usually sell out..
Next up, I'm taking my show on the road, TO MIAMI!
For my Miami/Ft Lauderdale peeps, I've got 2 very special shows coming up with some of my favorite people..
THE ARTS GARAGE PRESENTS VIVIAN SESSOMS
Saturday, March 29th
2 Sets - 8 & 10PM
180 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Fla. 33444
Price: $35, $30 & $25
Martin Bejerano (piano)
Eric England (bass)
Rodolfo Zuniga (drums)
WDNA/JAZZ GALLERY PRESENTS VIVIAN SESSOMS
Saturday, April 5th
1 Set - 8pm
2921 Coral Way
Miami, Fla. 33145
Stephen Scott - Piano
Eric England - Bass
Rudolfo Zuniga - Drums
Next up, back in New York, I am thrilled and excited to be a part of this next event..
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS:
A CELEBRATION OF DAVE BRUBECK - THE REAL AMBASSADORS
Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th
2 Sets nightly - 7pm & 9:30pm
33 West 60 Street, Floor 11
New York, NY. 10023
Price: $65 & $45
Written by Iola & Dave Brubeck expressly as a vehicle for Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, and costarring a young Carmen McRae as the ingenue and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross rounding out the cast of characters, The Real Ambassadors has not been performed since it's debut at the Monterey Jazz Festival over 50 years ago. To commemorate the plays 50th anniversary, and as a celebration of the legendary Dave Brubeck, Jazz At Lincoln Center has commissioned a 2 night performance of The Real Ambassadors,
Peter Martin - Piano/MD
Bob Hurst - Bass
Ulysses Owens - Drums
James Zollar - Trumpet
Roberta Gamborini - Vocal Soloist
Brian Owens - Vocal Soloist
Vivian Sessoms - Vocal Trio
Ty Stephens - Vocal Trio
Russell Graham - Vocal Trio
Yolande Bavan - Narrator
This is gonna be an fantastic month of music for me with an all star cast of
characters, I hope you'll share it with me..
In the meantime, please check out a few of my favorite artists, and remember..
Music can change the world..
What people are saying - "Look my fellow friends, I am a musician for a long time and throughout my career I've rarely seen such talent. JJ is not only one of the best American guitarists he is a rich composer and a impressive arranger, and it is all in display on his long waited debut album "Sunshine After Midnight". The best of all is the fact that all those skills mentioned above are never ahead of his art and artistry. The variety is very impressive as well, this is music you can dance, or work, or chill to while listening. Very relaxing and at the same time very enticing."
Btw, be sure to check out JJ's newest single Back Talk produced by my hubby Chris Parks and saxophonist Ze Luis.
What people are saying - "The first single “No Use” is already receiving high
praise, sending spine tingling, hair raising, making you throw your fist up in the air. It is sure to become an anthem. “Pure” is bold, unafraid, raw, gritty,
beautiful. Finally, the wait is over."
What people are saying - “In a brilliant collision of cultures, the powerful blues and soul singer Martha Redbone has recorded an album called “The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake,” which was produced by John McEuen, of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In it, the mystical, humanistic words of the eighteenth-century English poet are fused with the melodies, drones, and rhythms of the Appalachian string-band music that Redbone absorbed as a child from her grandparents, in Black Mountain, Kentucky.” - The New Yorker