UPCOMING SHOWS IN NY, ST LOUIS, DC & BOSTON



Oh how I've missed you summer!
Is it just me, or did we go straight from winter to summer?? Finally, the long winter is over, and I am soooo dang happy!
Hey everybody! Hope this email finds you all well and basking in the sun! :-)

I'll get right to the point so you can get back out in the sunshine.
First off, I want to thank everyone that came out to my show at Vitello's in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. It was a beautiful night and the band really did me proud. Special thank you's to Brad Roen, Joey Bybee and the rest of the Vitello's gang, you guys were wonderful to me <3 And to Matt Rohde, Maurice Ellis, Rayford Griffin and most especially JJ Sansaverino, you guys are incredible!

Next up.. The news..
I've got several shows happening all over the country in June and July, and chances are I'll be somewhere near you, so bring a date if you're free and come on out for a night of beautiful music, we'd love to see you!

THE BLUE NOTE|NEW YORK

This Sunday, June 1st, I'll be a doing a special jazz brunch at the Blue Note as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, featuring:
Oscar Perez - Piano
Michael Blanco - Bass
Donald Edwards - Drums

Shows are 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM and the brunch menu is excellent. It'll be a fun afternoon, of great music and great food.



MEET ME IN ST LOUIS

Then on Wednesday, June 4th I'll be headed to St Louis to be the special guest of pianist Peter Martin (Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Chris Botti) at the Whitaker Music Festival with:

Syd Rodway - Bass
Montez Coleman - Drums

Then on Thursday, June 5th I will be at the Kranzberg Arts Center once again with the Peter Martin Trio. Come on out St Louis people, I wanna see you!



THE CAPITAL|I'M COMING TO DC

DC COME OUT AND PLAY!
Finally making my way to DC, so if you're in DC, Philly, Baltimore or any where in the vicinity, you KNOW I wanna see you!
On Monday, June 9th I'll be making my DC DEBUT at none other than Blues Alley! I am thrilled about it to say the least, and I wanna see all your beautiful faces in the house!

We'll have:
Benjie Porecki - Keys
Chris Parks - Bass
Jay Williams - Drums
and very special guests JJ SANSAVERINO and NATHAN MITCHELL.
It's gonna be a night of fabulous music!



BOSTON HERE I COME

And last but by no means least..
MY BOSTON DEBUT AT REGATTABAR!
Lolol! I know, I'm quite busy these days..
What can I say, God is good.. Everyday..
Stellar special guests - VICTOR BAILEY and JJ SANSAVERINO and an incredible band will make this a night to remember.
Come out and join us!

With:
Mark Copeland - Keys
Chris Parks - Bass
Coran Henley - Drums



Hope to see you at one of these and don't forget, tell/bring a friend. I'm loving meeting all of you after the show, so come up and say hi!

PHENOMENAL WOMAN
You graced us with your inimitable style and your wonderfully generous spirit. You had nothing but kindness and words of wisdom and encouragement for all that crossed your path.
You inspired multiple generations.. The first book I remember my grandmother, an aspiring writer, talk about with adulation and fervor is I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. You will be adored, remembered, spoken of and missed for ages to come Ms. Angelou.




My mother said to me many times as a little girl, Music can change the world. Today I'm going to amend that to say Art can change the world.. and make it a better a place.
Thank you Mom, Grandmom, Ms. Maya..
Thank you for reading.

Vivian

    

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