What a thrill to perform at the 34th annual Lennon Tribute Show at Symphony Space in NYC last night. I opened the show with a solo version of "Help", and then went in with the band on "Crippled Inside". So many wonderful performances last night, including Debby Harry on "Day Tripper", Joan Osborne on "Whatever Gets You Through The Night", and the magical Ben E. King on his classic "Stand By Me". A glorious evening of love and peace through music...Lennon was alive and well.
I'm so excited about this side project that I've created with the wonderfully talented Ari Hest. Bluebirds Of Paradise combines our love of melody, jazz, pop, and Brazilian music, all wrapped up in hushed duets. It's quite a departure from any of the solo records Ari and I have ever released, and we are so thrilled to be exploring this path. With the great and powerful Will Lee producing and playing, we have something really magical to share soon. More info on release dates and shows to come!
On the heels of the Lennon Tribute Show, where I'll be performing with Marshall, we'll head to Teaneck, NJ the next eve to play Mexicali Live! It's going to be a great weekend of shows, soul is alive and well.
The Composer's Showcase at The gorgeous Smith Center recently invited me to perform at this month's event. I was thrilled to get a chance to play one of my new songs on their incredible piano, in this stunning room. This is "Why Lie".
Thinking about Michael Jackson a lot yesterday as I was laying down new material in the studio. We lost him 5 years ago now, but his greatness lives on in the music. Had a few minutes at the end of my session and tracked my favorite of his early songs. Here's to one of the greatest artists and entertainers that ever was, that ever will be.