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  • I will start my residency at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills this December.  I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all my friends and fans!  I was last touring Japan in 2011 with Ayako Sato’s band including alto  saxophonist Julian Chan, South African bassist Soils Minor and drummer Allan Mednard.  For our three week tour we performed at festivals/clubs in Tokyo, then continued on to smaller cities on the eastern sea coast all the way north to Sendai.  Ayako organized a special solo concert for the 2011 sunami victims.   I’m truly looking forward to my extended stay in Roppongi Hills!!    I’ll be featured with the The Hyatt’s latin-jazz trio whom I heard are incredible!!  Look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

  • I enjoyed my return engagement at Brownstone Jazz (Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast) in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn this August. I love this intimate setting! Musical director/bassist Eric Lemmons does a fine job keeping this Brownstone filled with top jazz singers every weekend. Eric Starts his first set with an educational seminar, followed by the main set with the featured vocalist. During his break the executive producer Debbie Mac serves her scrumptious southern fried fish. The last set 
    becomes an open jam. My old friend Dihann Moore gave me a surprise visit and joined the stage with me! 

 

 

  • We had a sold out show at the Zinc Bar with composer,  arranger and trombonist Jack Jeffers and his big band.   He wrote some fantastic new charts for me.  I love when I’m in town to make this gig with him and his band.  Most singers will agree there’s nothing as beautiful as a big band embracing your voice!!. 

 

 

  • Brown Sugar Live - taipei ,taiwan Spring/summer residency singing lots of old school R&B  with band leader Derrick Lin and the Brown Sugar house band one of the best commercial cover bands around!!

 

  • Returned home to NYC in January 2013 from my second four month residency at the Sofitel Metropole Legend in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Sofitel’s General Manager requested a “back by popular demand” return!! What an honor! It was great to reconnect with all my fans and friends. Vietnam is a unique South East Asian Country with loads of 
    sightseeing to offer in ones down-time!! 

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