Sunrise on January 2nd, 2023, inspiring new song, Day After New Year’s Day. Song-writing comes to me naturally.

Guess who’s playing at Hermann’s Jazz Club for March 23, 2023? It’s a Thursday night, perfect for your near-end-of-the-work week boost! I’m very excited to be working with on piano, Phil Albert on bass, and Damian Graham drums. You can go ahead and google these gentlemen. Stellar, stellar, stellar. I thought it would be cool to do a tribute to Burt Bacharach, my learning a stack of new songs, but then…..

My mother passed away on February 19th, 2023, at the age of 90.

I faltered briefly, wondering whether I should or could do the gig. Then I remembered her words as lately, she’d decline a second crib game in her apartment, saying “You’ve got a life to live”. She wanted me to carry on, doing what I’m supposed to be doing: involved with my family’s lives, and giving my all to my music work The inspiration for the gig at Hermann’s then transpired into one of tribute: to happy love songs; upbeat, power-of-positivity lyrics; gratitude for life, family, and friends; heeding the call to create and inspire; laugh, dance and sing like there’s no tomorrow. Live life to the fullest.

My mother, Ruby & I, at Esquimalt’s Celebration of Lights, ’21, for Silent Night. She loved music, and community. She always attended my shows at Hermann’s Jazz Club, bringing friends into the fold.

To my siblings and I, Ruby taught perseverance and hard work; but also taught us to laugh joyfully, engage in story-telling, dance in the kitchen, and sing along to records. She was my biggest fan and showed up to all my gigs.

Please come to the show. The super big glow in my heart will flow through song and you can experience that. Doors are at 5:30 if you’re wanting to arrive early for dinner, and the menu is ample and hearty. Free parking in the parkade next door, after 6 p.m. You and your family or friends will have a delightful time: the ambience is great, it’s an all-ages venue, the drinks are refreshing…what more can I say? See you there, with thanks for your support of live music. Book early via: