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Women’s Global Institute

On Friday, March 22, 2024, I had the distinct pleasure of singing for an esteemed audience at the Women’s Global Institute Trade Bureau high tea at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Washington, DC. Filled with women who conduct successful business at the global level, the afternoon occasion was lovely and incredibly inspiring.

The afternoon highlighted Japan in a breathtaking room filled with photos of cherry blossoms. The Embassy of Japan’s Attaché for Self Defense, Force, Air and Space spoke of Japan’s focus and opportunities for U.S.-Japan best practice exchanges in these industries. And a Kyoto player beautifully set the international tone with a musical performance during tea.

After more powerful….and sometimes hilarious!….speeches from women, a couple of men gave insightful ones, with Johnny Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, being among them.

My warmest thanks goes to WGITB Founder, Marcia Dyson, for including me in the program.

DEC 10 • NJL Turns 3!

The New Jazz Listener celebrates 3 years of introducing jazz music to new people on Sunday, December 10, 4:00-5:30 PM ET on the Clubhouse app!

Sponsored by Koss, the event will feature trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis and jazz royalty Thelonious Monk IV as our very special guests.

Coordinated by Sarah Fierek, Founder of #WeFundVisions, NJL will offer a few lucky audience members superior audio accessories from Koss Stereophones!

Join me, co-host Marvin and the NJL community as we celebrate our collective milestone and listen to incredible jazz records in grand style. Visit for Clubhouse access.

Congratulations, Louis!

Last month, I was honored to have been invited to the opening of the Louis Armstrong Center in the charming Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York. The modern center is an extension of the historic home of the late jazz trumpet icon, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.

It is “a wonderful world” that the museum team and Corona community have built for us to marvel, including an impressive lineup of concerts by renowned jazz artists.

After touring (and shopping!) in the new center, you can walk across the street and sit on Louis’ house steps that appear in that famous photo of him playing trumpet for neighborhood kids.

Check out a few photos and videos here on my Instagram.

POSE: Music with Dance

During the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with the fact that I do not play an instrument, I thought I couldn’t collaborate with multi-layered music without my quintet. So, I played around with audio software and ended up composing a more involved piece of music for the first time. We’ll categorize it as orchestral pop.

When listening back to it, I got a little silly during the breaks in the middle of the composition and began posing like Vogue! So I titled the piece “Pose” and commissioned dancer Asya Shaw to choreograph and perform with the music.

Click here to go to my YouTube channel to watch Asya’s awesome performance with the playful composition.

Maestro Ron Carter

It is still hard to believe that Ron Carter, the preeminent jazz bassist, joined us on The New Jazz Listener. On Sunday, April 16th, Maestro hung out with us for an hour and a half listening to records and having a ball talking about them! It was surreal….magical.

If you missed it (or want to experience it again!), you can listen to the replay here. You can fast forward, rewind and pause the replay.

Tip: If you listen to the replay from a computer (not a phone), you will not be prompted to create a Clubhouse app profile. On the other hand, we truly invite you to join our beautiful New Jazz Listener community on Clubhouse!

Germany, Here I Come!

I am honored to announce that I have been nominated by the German Embassy in Washington and chosen as a participant of this year’s “Jazz in Germany” Visitors’ Program of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin, Frankfurt…..and who knows where else….I’ll be there in late October!

Do let me know if you’d like to meet over food, art, cool tech or, of course, some jazz.

And have I said lately how much I love Germany, Ambassador Emily Haber and former Chancellor Angela Merkel? ❤️

T. S. Monk Returned to NJL!


On June 16, 2022, the gracious T. S. Monk and his brilliant daughter Sierre returned to The New Jazz Listener on Clubhouse for an intimate conversation about the making of his new, critically-celebrated album, “Two Continents One Groove” on the eve of its release. It was an honor and quite a joy to host them again.

Play the video above to hear excerpts from the evening. Listen to the full conversation on our Clubhouse page.

Then hangout with me on The New Jazz Listener on Sundays at 4:00 PM ET.


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