Hope everyone is having a great summer season! I have had a great start to summer singing Cole Porter among other greats along with Billy Stritch, LeeRoy Reams, KT Sullivan, Anna Bergman, Jim Caruso, Gabrielle Stravelli, Natalie Douglas, Jeff Harnar, Karen Oberlin, Steve Ross, James Followell to name a few. All is moving along on my side and I wanted to give you some exciting updates. First:
August 23, 8pm (doors open 6:30)
I am excited to perform with the renowned jazz pianist
Quinn and I have performed one-offs from time to time in LA but this is our first full show collaboration. Quinn is a recording artist as well as the amazing Steve Tyrell's full time music director. Click on the logo above for tickets and please tell you SF friends.
I'm On Sirius XM!
I was notified that they have added 12 of my cuts to the Siriously Sinatra Channel. If you are a subscriber, tune in and let me know if you hear one of them! What a kick in the head!
Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC
I am excited to be performing with an amazing opening night cast once again as a part of The Cabaret Convention. If you have never been, this theater has amazing sound and the show celebrates the American Song Book. Click on the logo above for details.
My new Christmas tunes "I'm Gettin' Into The Swing of Christmas" and "Let's Hear It For Santa Clause" are in the can with full strings and brass and ready to be released on Thanksgiving Day, 2018. We will be shooting music videos in August (will be interesting in 95 degree weather in LA) but looking forward to it. If you know of anyone doing Christmas movies, TV, cabaret shows that may need new material...these are goodies!
There will me more to come in a few months. I have been asked to present the Christmas Show with Sally Wilfert, Stacy Sullivan, and Kristoffer Lowel from last year at The Brownville Concert Series in North Carolina the first weekend in December. As soon as contracts are signed, I'll let you know! Possible new gigs at The Cicada Club this winter as well..stay tuned. Below some fun pics. Hope to see you at San Francisco or NYC gigs soon!
THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Julia Riva,Debbi Whiting, Rene´ Reyes
Anna Bergman KT Sullivan, Patricia Watt, James Followell, LeeRoy Reams
Pianist Alex Rybeck *photo cred Joel Rothstein
Jeff Harnar, Sally Darling, Richard Skipper, Karen Oberlin, Daryl Kojak, Leslie Orofino
Producer Jame DeRoy*
My sister BJ and me on a Staten Island Ferry ride
The amazing Klea Blackhurst!*