Hello and thanks for checking in.
I left off in May, when we had a beautiful night of music at the new jazz venue in NYC: “54 Below” This was the former “Studio 54″ and is once again, a very happening place. I had a great band: Todd, Ed and Steve Cardenas. The “Jazz Tuesdays” at 54 Below are presented by WBGO and I had the great pleasure of doing an interview with Michael Bourne the day before. He’s a joy and knows his stuff.
Click the following link to listen to this interview: http://www.wbgo.org/blog/singer-karrin-allyson-with-michael-bourne
And you can check out a live performance of that same group in DC on video at this link: http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1694189.html?z=0&zp=1.
Eric Felten and his crew did a wonderful job. Spent some time in Pioneer Valley, and Sea Isle New Jersey. Paid a visit to our dear friend Vicki Watson in Cape May at her wonderful restaurant, the Merion Inn. She has live jazz 7 nights a week.Went with Ann Hampton Callaway to hear our friend Sacha Boutros at NYC’s Kitano, with her wonderful band. We both sat in and had great fun.Off to Aspen, CO for their jazz series at the Nell. Jeff Johnson and Rod Fleeman played great as usual and we had a lovely crowd.
Next, I went to New Orleans to record with my friend and wonderful singer Cindy Scott, for her new project. We recorded one of my originals which is very exciting for me!
Check out Cindy’s website here: http://cindyscott.us/.
And speaking of which, I’m in LA this summer working with Chris Caswell on our new originals and holiday material to be released sometime before the year is out. How fun! You can also check out another project I was a guest on here – it’s a really fun and creative time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQnejkWLgd4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUSkiCSvJ23I6_A5wq_pg0wg
In between I look forward to spending some time in Hawaii with my sister – a little Aloha Spirit should ‘ease the bite of it’. Keep cool and enjoy your summer, I hope to see you out there sometime very soon.
Thank you for listening!!