Havana Nights Jazz Club

On Wednesdays from August 28th through September 18th I was privileged to sing at Havana Nights Jazz Club in Virginia Beach, VA. I joined Justin Kauflin, who regularly plays their Wednesday cocktail piano for them, as a jazz vocalist, singing for 3 hours each night. It was a dream come true. Justin is a phenomenally gifted pianist, and we worked very well together, the music flowing freely and sweetly. Here are some pictures; videos from the performances can be seen on my jazz page.

Sadly, Havana Nights announced this past weekend that they are closing their doors due to financial difficulties. It's hard for a jazz club to be self-sustainable; nonetheless, it is a great loss to our communtiy and to jazz players and consumers.  I will miss going to see shows there as a jazz lover and artist-in-training, and of course I had hoped to sing there again. I will still be looking for jazz gigs, they will just have to be elsewhere. And regarding my training I have a few things in the works.

To end on a positive note, I enjoyed doing a coffeehouse show last night in Shreveport, Louisiana, while we visit family here. We had a great turnout - it was like a little party! - and everyone loved the music and even bought a few CD's. It's fun to start dreaming of touring and doing shows in the future in the places where I have family and friends. 

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