Where to start??
Well, first off.. It’s been a hell of a year! And that’s an understatement, and I mean that in the best way possible.. But it’s also been a great year, in fact one of the best and most thrilling years I can remember in a long time..
Remember that old adage “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it?” Well, it’s true.. I learned or rather had it firmly reinforced in my brain, and in my soul that if you say you want something, if you dream about or wish for something long enough, the universe will conspire to make sure you get it.
Our thoughts are things (Jenny taught me that ❤️). I think it’s why we have to be incredibly careful what we say, what we say we want and what we listen to, watch and take into our spirits.
For the past 5 years the universe has been breaking me down and rebuilding me from the ground up, but in this past year and a half it demanded an extreme amount of hard work, dedication and focus from me.. It put me through the fire.. And every time I lost focus or stopped doing what I should have been, I had to start from the beginning until finally, I decided to dive in head first and fully commit.. And after a few years of pulling all nighters for months at a time, I completed my task..
And now, I am proud to say..
NEW MUSIC IS HERE.. It’s really here.. For real..
It’s called LIFE.. AND LIFE ll.. (a double album), and I am overjoyed to be able to share this new music with you.
It’s the best thing I’ve ever done creatively.. And it’s about us.. It’s about black life in America.. It’s about me.. It’s about LOVE in this new millenium.. and it’s about FAITH..
It’s soul.. It’s jazz.. It’s afro-futuristic.. It’s afro beat.. And it pays homage to many of the greatest artist’s of the past century while re-telling their stories through my lens..
It features some of the greatest musicians of our time including Shedrick Mitchell, Keyon Harrold, Casey Benjamin, Donny McCaslin, Mark Whitfield, Billy Kilson, Gregoire Maret, Sherrod Barnes, Brandee Younger, Charissa ‘The Violin Diva’, Adam Jackson, Donald Edwards, and this list goes on and on..
During the process of finishing up the record, I sent some of the songs to a friend and he asked if he could shop them to a few labels .. From there, I signed with the Ropeadope label (Snarky Puppy, Christian Scott). I now have a label (Ropeadope), new management (AV Management & PEACE BISQUIT), and new booking agents (Musiq Haus), if you can believe it.. I am in shock and in awe and of course excited and overwhelmed..
I have a 2 month tour of Australia coming up in the fall, followed by a record release concert in December (the actual record comes out Nov 2nd, on my moms birthday). Then in February I will start the US tour, followed by a tour of Europe in spring..
Thank you Doron all your tremendous support!
WANNA SEE YOU GUYS ON THE ROAD!!
Love you all.. ❤️???
Buy The First Single Here:
See Line Woman Single
Spanking New Website:
New Spotify Page:
LIFE AU 2018 TOUR DATES
THE ELLINGTON - Perth
Oct 4th & 5th (Th & Fri)
*Vocal Workshop - Sun, Oct 7th
AARDVARK - Fremantle
Oct 7th (Sun)
PARIS CAT - Melbourne
Oct 12th & 14th (Fri & Sun)
*Vocal Workshop - Sun, Oct 14th
NEXUS ARTS CENTRE|COMA - Adelaide
Oct 20th (Sat)
THE MANLY FIG - Narrabeen
Oct 26th (Fri)
LEADBELLY - Sydney
Nov 1st (Th)
WANGARATTA JAZZ FEST - Wangaratta
Nov 3rd & 4th (Sat & Sun)
WOLLONGONG TOWN HALL - Wollongong
The Music Lounge
Nov 9th (Fri)
THE STREET THEATRE - Canberra
2 SHOWS!! Nov 11th (Sun)
DOO BOP JAZZ CLUB - Brisbane
2 SHOWS!! Nov 17th (Sat)
CREATIVE JAZZ CLUB - Auckland
2 SHOWS!! Nov 22nd (Th)
*Vocal Workshop - Nov 21st & 23rd (Wed & Fri)