A big HAPPY AUTUMN to everyone! I'm sending this from the New England area...sorry CA folks ;)
“At no other time does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds." — Rainer Maria Rilke In my travels with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, I am experiencing my first fall colours in many, many years, and I have to say: the majesty of the leaves changing is not exaggerated by any accounts. In the past m
Glenn Miller Orchestra and 2 new album releases featuring me!
Well hi there, folks! It's been a while since I've written; I'm not very good at this timely newsletter thing...I'm working on it. Why the radio silence from me, you ask? Well... I've been on the road touring with The Glenn Miller Orchestra for the past 3 months! With this group, I've gotten to travel all around North America singing not only Glenn Miller chestnuts but also other wonderful big band arrangements written by the likes of Nelson Riddle and Billy May for some of t
Easter Sunday, new album feat. ME
Got fancy Easter Sunday brunch plans? NO?! Well here's one idea: make yourself a fancypants reservation at the beautiful Claire’s at the Museum restaurant right along Ocean Ave. in Long Beach. Fantastic beachside views of the ocean, lovely artwork in the adjoined Long Beach Museum of Art, and great food to boot! That “live music” mentioned includes me! We’ll be playing there all day, 9AM-3PM. So Right...The James Kōb Experience I’ve been working with guitarist/composer James
The James Kob Project, "Because Of You" feat. Maria Schafer
I mentioned in my previous newsletter that the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing website would be available soon for the newest recording project I've been working on, and it's here! James Kob is a wonderful composer and guitarist that I've been working and recording with over the past year. This album, called "The James Kob Project - Because Of You", is a beautiful compilation of bossa novas and sambas, ballads, country, contemporary pop, and other genres, all written by James Ko