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05/02/18 Lifetime Achievement Award

On Monday, April 30 — International Jazz Day — I was honored (and surprised) to receive a BAJABA (Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artist) Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards ceremony was part of the official launch of the non-profit …

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01/30/18: Lena Horne 'Forever' Stamp!

I couldn't be more excited! The legendary performer and civil rights activist has been honored with a Forever Stamp for the USPS's Black Heritage Stamp Series. 

NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates the life and legacy of Lena…

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11/23/17: Happy Thanksgiving!

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THANK YOU for always being here. For telling friends. Buying my music. Taking time to speak with me after a show. For staying in touch. For sharing YOUR stories and a hug. You…

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11/17/17: A Fabulous Birthday!

THANK YOU all for helping me celebrate my birthday in concert for Jazz in the Neighborhood at the San Francisco Community Music Center on Nov 17, 2017. In addition to some fun musical surprises (e.g., drums duet; vibes duet; and vocal duets), we enjoyed…

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