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 the leading ladies of the Big Band era including Ella Fitzgerald, Jeri Southern, and Anita O'Day.
Me singing with the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Yoshi's Oakland, CA
We're currently on a break for the moment but here are the next few gigs once tour resumes again:
9/17, 3PM and 7PM – Walnut High School PAC, Walnut, CA (Buy tickets)
9/19, 7PM – West Ranch HS Theatre, Stevenson Ranch, CA (Buy tickets)
9/21, 7PM – Hanford Fox Theater, Hanford, CA (Buy tickets)
More information about future performances is available on our Glenn Miller Orchestra Tour Schedule, including our 3-week tour of Japan coming up in November!
The English release of "So Right", the full-length, all-original album from The James Kob Experience and Partly Sunny Records is now available for purchase online at CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes. The tunes are a mixture of contemporary jazz, bossa, country, and pop ballads featuring me and fellow vocalist Danielle Field.
The International version of the album, featuring select tunes recorded in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, is set to come out later this month!
In addition to the live performances, I am featured on another side project with talented saxophonist Eric Hirschhorn and his new album "Living In The Question".
I spent time this week with Eric and engineer Nick Chaffee of The Woodshed Studio recording vocals for an arrangement on the album which features a small group of fantastic LB musicians in a beautiful mixture of modern jazz with neo-soul influences. You can buy the album on Amazon.
The group recording at Woodshed Studios with engineer Nick Chaffee. Sadly, I did not get to be part of this cozy chaos, but they had a blast recording the tunes!
Where I’m Playing Around Town:
Fri., 9/9 – Federal Bar 8PM-12AM, Long Beach - w/Maria Schafer Quartet
Sat. 9/10 – Federal Bar 12-3PM, Long Beach - w/Guitarist Shane Savala
Fri., 9/16 - Federal Bar 8PM-12AM, Long Beach - w/Maria Schafer Quartet