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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? ❤️

Candles!

When there are those quiet moments — alone or romantic — or when listening to music or moving about the house, I burn scented candles.

After searching for nearly three years, I have found the perfect candlemaker and embarked upon a special collaboration. I’m thrilled about this new offering for your space, mood, lifestyle.

Luxuriously scented, small batch candles coming soon via Robinette Kimberley.

T. S. Monk Returned to NJL!

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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.

MAR 31 • NEA Jazz Masters Concert

On Thursday, March 31 at 7:30PM PT/10:30PM ET, the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with SFJAZZ will honor 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Jr., Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson and kick off the 40th anniversary of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships Program with a free concert and online broadcast from the SFJAZZ Center.

2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves will host the concert, which will include performances, video tributes, and remarks. The concert will also feature performances by 2022 honorees Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, and Donald Harrison, Jr.. Additional performers include Ethan Iverson, SFJAZZ Collective, Mark Turner, Ben Street and many others.

Learn More (this is also the livestream link) by clicking here to link to the NEA event page.

JAN 27 • Conscious Listening

Music is in every area of our lives. But how closely are we really listening? To the music? To others?

Join me and master facilitator, Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom of Mindful Employer, for a virtual workshop on Jan 27 as we explore deeper listening in unexpected ways, to help foster more effective engagement with others. Hint: Jazz will be included!

Click here to register.

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