Thursday
May262016

Composers Showcase - Smith Center Cabaret Jazz

I have been gifted with the opportunity to sing new music by composers who are very special in my career. In this case, Keith Thompson wrote a song that was inspired by the Sammy Davis, Jr. biography YES! I CAN!. I fell in love with the song immediately and I was honored to be the vocaist for it's debut.

Thank you Keith. What a gift. I love this song. Makes me laugh and cry at the same time.

Take a look...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ1IBSkodBE

Thursday
Jul312014

Hello world! Anybody out there who actually reads what I write? 

This has been the most incredible and bizzarre and busy and not busy summer ever. I am not used to "gigging." I usually have a show or production in sight and not events or concerts. The change is good but the extra time is weird. 

I have been a very fortunate fella over the past 30 years. I've jumped from job to job usually without a significant break. Having all this time is new for me.

ejy

Tuesday
Jun242014

Big Week!!!

I'm so excited...and I just can't hide it! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! 

That song by the Pointer Sisters brings me joy and happiness. I feel like a kid in a candy store this week. I have a big show coming up at The Smith Center Cabaret Jazz on Friday June 27th @ 7pm. I will be singing many of my favorite tunes and grooving and shaking to a lot of material I have never done before. It's going to be fantastic. 

I've been working on this project for some time. I'm a bit nervous in a good way. I want to be in the moment and have fun on stage as I share some amazing music with my incrdible band led by Michael Gonzalez. I will be accompanied by Brian Bissell, Mike Robb, Alex jackson, Jamie Hosmer, JF Thibeault, Mikey J. Moreno and Blaise Sison II. We had rehearsal on Monday and these dides are killing it. I need to step up my game. Ha!!! Seriously, its an honor and a priviledge to have so much support from excellent musicians.

I hope you can check out the show. I am really looking forward to it.

Get tickets y'all 

EnJoY!

 

ejy

 

Wednesday
Apr092014

NEW

Well...hello there! What a trip the past few months has been. Ooof! Exciting and new.

Many roads ahead. Many choices to make. Many dreams to follow. It's all so exciting and terrifying. 

Here we go...

Wednesday
Oct232013

THE LOOK OF LOVE

What a fall it has been. I am always amazed by the brevity of September and October. As I get older and time whisks by it just is awesome to think that the holiday season approaches so quickly. Crazy.

Summer here in Vegas was extremely hot. I love that. The cold weather is not attractive to me anymore. I will take the hot hot hot sun over the cold snow any day. With that being said, I had a very busy sweaty summer. 

For the most part I was in pre-production for a project I Directed and Choreograped for Norewegian Cruise Lines called THE LOOK OF LOVE: The Music Of Burt Bacharach. For those of you who actually follow my career and have perused through this site, you may notice that I did a Broadway show that carried the same name back in the early 2000's. Well, your right. I wanted to tackle the production and the material; put my own spin on it and jump right into the pool of Bacharach. 

After two weeks of rehearsal in Tampa this September and an installation on the ship in October on the Norwegian Sun, I am proud to say the THE LOOK OF LOVE is currently running on the high seas. It's thrilling. The cast is terrific and the line is interested in creating more of the same for other ships in the fleet. I am beside myself and very happy. 

The show follows a group of friends who are in on a marriage proposal. They journey to Las Vegas to celebrate and all hell breaks loose. It's fantastic, fun and filled with hope. I think the passengers ont he ship are able to relate to the piece and enjoy it very much. 

If you plan to cruise anytime soon please take a look. The show celebrates life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Who doesn't want that?

 

ejy