“Still Searching” performed at the DeVille Theatre in Vacaville, CA June 2014 during opening set for Marc Cohn

Tuesday August 5th 6:30-8:30
“Mostly Joni” at Iron Springs Brewery

“Give Back Tuesday” a Benefit for Bread & Roses
SHOW/BENEFIT DETAILS Iron Springs Website
Dine from 4:00-10:00 and dinner proceeds go to Bread & Roses

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One of the very first concerts I attended when I moved to California, was a Bread & Roses Benefit in 1980. It was held at the Greek Theater in Berkeley and featured many great artists including one of my favorites, Joni Mitchell. This was the last time I saw Joni perform live and it was also my introduction to Bread & Roses. Joni’s music has always had a healing effect on me. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to perform a “Mostly Joni” show for an organization that we share in common and whose mission is to heal others through music. Hope you can come out, enjoy some healing music, and have a nice dinner that benefits a great organization!

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Marc Cohn

I am very honored to have the opportunity to open for Marc Cohn at the new Theatre Deville in Vacaville this Tuesday!
I have been a big fan of Marc’s soulful songs and rich voice for a long time!
It’s cool that we share some common roots since he is from Cleveland Ohio and attended Oberlin College — my home town!
This will be a wonderful show and a truly memorable one for me!! Come if you can!
My Bassist ROBIN HILDEBRANT will be joining me!
SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00 and we will be performing a 1/2 hour set.

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NOVATO ART & WINE and the FAIRFAX FESTIVAL!
1 weekend, 2 shows, 2 flavors!

SATURDAY JUNE 14th
“Mostly Joni”
NOVATO ART & WINE FESTIVAL
on the REDWOOD STAGE
11:45 – 12:30

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So happy to be coming back to the Novato Art & Wine!!! Please come out and see our “Mostly Joni” show and enjoy a great day of live music from 2 stages plus other smaller musical outposts. Take in the beautiful arts and crafts, see local friends and neighbors and enjoy brews and wines made in our home town. The price is right, Free!

SUNDAY JUNE 15th
Soulful Originals and Tasty Covers!
FAIRFAX FESTIVAL
EcoFest Stage
Sunday June 15th at 12:00

Fairfax lights up with 3 stages of music with local artisans, food and beverages. A great day to spend hanging out under the redwoods or on the lawn while taking in the art and live music. Again a great price, Free.

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I recently recorded this audio and video for Chloe Gasparini singing “Bluebird” by Sara Bareilles.

Chloe has been accepted into the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU which only accepts 40 students into the program each year!

We produced this video for submission and consideration for The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon’s Scholarship for the Arts. Only three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded! We’ll find out soon if she gets it!!

Chloe who is 18 years old, has been singing since the age of four and has been surrounded by music her whole life. She sings, plays guitar and piano, and writes her own songs. Her career goal is to become a recording artist/performer and a successful entrepreneur in the music industry! I would say she is well on her way!!

A senior at San Marin High School who participates with the SmARTT music program, she sings with the jazz choir under the direction of Emily Gates and Allison McIvor, the funk band as well as musical theater. She recently played the leading role of “Belle” in SM SmARTT’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Since my son is in the SM jazz band I’ve enjoyed hearing Chloe perform the various concerts and theater performances for the past 2 years.

It was such a treat to work with her and record this audio/video. She is such a sweet and down to earth person. When she arrived at my studio, she was so relaxed and just ready to go. She stepped up to the mic, I pressed record and voila! She “nailed it!” First take, nothing to it. Her complete command and flawless performance was really impressive! We did about 4 takes but each one was exactly the same, “amazing!” What a pro! It’s no wonder though because Chloe’s family absolutely drips of musical talent. The youngest of 4 siblings her older brother Drew Gasparini is an award winning Composer, Singer/Songwriter and Musical Theater Producer who’s doing amazing things off broadway in New York City. Her mom Kele, who I met while performing in musical theater together, is an accomplished vocalist, musical theater performer and voice teacher.

It is so inspiring and to work with such a gifted young singer! I am really looking forward to seeing her musical future unfold! Good Luck Chloe on getting the scholarship!!

“SO SWEET” live from the Fenix!

It was once again a beautiful evening March 23rd at the Fenix!

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My dear young and talented friend Austin Wolfe is on her way to AMERICAN IDOL in Hollywood!!! I am SO proud of this young lady!! Austin was born with music in her heart & soul.

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WATCH FOOTAGE OF AUSTIN

Austin was born with music in her heart. When I was babysitting her at 6 months old, I put her in her boppy and played my guitar and sang for her. As soon as she heard the music, she immediately become very still and LOCKED her gaze on on me! I’ve performed music with kids for a long time and I have never experienced that kind of focus from a child that young. She was downright studying me!!!

At age 5 she began writing songs, and they flowed from her so naturally. It was extraordinary how a girl at her tender age could craft good quality pop songs!

When she was 11, during a family visit, she and I worked together on her song and recorded it in my home studio. It was a first for both of us! Her first time recording and my first time producing, creating midi instrument tracks and recording another artist.

Here is one of the first recordings of Austin at 11.

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These photos were taken from a gig we played together at Riffs in downtown Park City, Utah.
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I’m so proud of this young lady! She is fullfilling her dream to make it on American Idol. We’ll be watching a routing for her!

I had the great pleasure of recording this young and talented jazz singer, Paloma Brooks. Paloma has studied with Jazz vocalist and teacher Daria – www.dariajazz.com since she was 10 years old. These audio and video recordings were demos to submit to colleges for entrance into their music programs. Watch for great things from this young lady!

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“Dream A Little Dream Of Me” a cappella

Audio/Video Production – Amy Wigton
Mixing and Mastering – Manny LaCarrubba
Vocal Coach and Vocal Production – Daria www.dariajazz.com

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Thursday December 5th
TREK WINE in Novato 7:00-9:00 no cover

I’ll be joined by my most esteemed bassist Robin Hildebrant for an evening of originals, songs from our “Mostly Joni” show, campy holidaze songs, and favorites by other artists.

We have some special guests stopping in to sing a few with us. Local Novato talented musicians, Jonathan Snyder and Jackie Holzhauer.

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Private Holiday Party at KQED
December 10th
A “Mostly Joni” show

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