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April – A Season of Renewal

April 16, 2009

As my life progresses year by year through the seasons, I try to value each one for its innate gifts and unique pleasures. Spring always come with more light and typically more performances and singing work after a mid-winter lull. This year is no exception, and my next concerts are all clumped together in April and May. As I type this, I’m in the air, on my way to Washington D.C via Houston to sing the two shows listed first below, and I’m greatly looking forward to singing in Constitution Hall!

April 16 Sixth Wave at the America Sings 20th Anniversary Gala Concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC
April 18 Beethoven’s Wig in Spring, TX, outside of Houston
– link to tickets and location is HERE
April 23 Sixth Wave at the acclaimed UNC Jazz Festival in Greeley, Colorado
– more info HERE
The UNC Jazz Festival has fast-forwarded the careers of many jazz artists, including one the a cappella groups we most admire, Take 6. Perhaps we’ll ride a little in their wake? Whee!

Speaking of Take 6, I got to do a couple of sessions with their bass, Alvin Chea, for an upcoming TV show, “Glee!”. He and I, along with Cindy Bourquin, Gerald White, and Tim Davis, are the quintet of a cappella “swingle-style” singers you’ll hear in the bumpers and backgrounds for the show. It premieres on May 19, right after “American Idol” on Fox, with the rest of the season airing in the fall. It’s a musical sitcom (!) about a glee club, of all things, and looks to be a rather prominent artistic endeavor, and a nice relief from the rehashed reality series.

Other recent sessions include choir cues for the scores for “Witch Mountain”, “Wolvervine”, and “Ice Age 3”, and commercials for Lexus and Cocoa Puffs.

My next concerts are on May 13 with Sixth Wave for MusicFest in Toronto, and again with them at the Coffee Gallery in Pasadena, CA, on June 11. Beethoven’s Wig appears in Tulsa, OK, on JUune 14, and at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on July 11.

February – Time to Travel

February 16, 2009

Sixth Wave sang in Pasadena, CA and Flagstaff, AZ recently – here are a couple of photos:

Coffee Gallery, Pasadena

Cindy, Greg W., Greg J., and I at the Grand Canyon after the Flagstaff show:

Performances coming up:

On February 20, Beethoven’s Wig performs in Thousand Oaks. I am the resident Diva! Click here for details! Shows are at 9:30am, 11am, and 6:30pm and also feature tenor Jonathan Mack as well as the creator, Richard Perlmutter.

On March 20, Sixth Wave performs in Edmonton, Canada for ChoralFest.

Our latest CD, “Happy Madness”, is available either through CDBaby, which also has digital downloads, our website, and soon to be on iTunes with the first two CDs.

Further into the future:
April 18 Beethoven’s Wig inTexas
April 23 Sixth Wave in Greeley, Colorado
Memorial Day weekend in Nashville, TN for the release of my geocaching book at a big, big geocaching event, Geowoodstock
June 14 Beethoven’s Wig in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Meanwhile, you can hear me on upcoming commercials for Lexus and Cocoa Puffs, the latter being a cartoon opera, and on the score of “Race to Witch Mountain.” I’m on this season of “10 Items or Less”, currently airing on TBS. Each season is funnier than the last, and my off-camera ooh-ahhs are the signature Greek chorus. I got to sing a parody of the song “Car Wash” for one episode – way too much fun!