Duke Ellington Sacred Music Concert
It's been several years since I've shared the stage in The Netherlands with the Frits Bayens Big Band. I'm so looking forward to the concert with this great band. Frits and I have a special connection...we share the same birthday, plus he was the producer for Holland's incredible Metropole Orchestra when I recorded my Wish Me Love CD with them back in 1996 (yikes, where did that time go!!!). To this day it's one of my most favourite CDs. The icing on the cake is the program will consist of selections from Duke Ellington Scared Music. I've performed this most special music numerous times in various locations globally and it's always a thrill! While in the country I'll be presenting several vocal masterclasses in Conservatories and high schools, in addition to a lecture on Ellington's Sacred Music.