Source: pinterest.com via Rachel on Pinterest I remember sending these kind of postcards when I was little. The first time I went to Disneyland was in 1962 and it was a wonderous place to be. Full of such fantasy, dreams and joy I could hardly believe that a place like […]


Workshops! Workshops! Workshop! Coming up at the Jazz School I will be giving a workshop on Stage Presence for Vocalists. You’ve got the voice, you’ve got the band, but do you have stage presence?  That is more important than all the tea in China…okay, maybe not all the tea in […]

George Mesterhazy Gone

Yesterday was one of the worst days I can remember in recent times. I got a call from my sweet friend and teacher at The Jazz Institute that George Mesterhazy had passed away. The shock ran through me like a cold steel knife piercing my heart, and then I thought, […]

Are you ever going to blog again?

I was asked the other day while at dinner with a most wonderful friend if I was going to blog again. I know, I know, I said I was going to  but I have not. Yet, here I am ready to give you small tidbits of my life…but now it’s […]

Eddie Marshall

Last week the world lost an amazing and talented drummer, Mr. Eddie Marshall. The entire thing feels so very unreal to me. Last year I had the pleasure of working with him every Thursday afternoon, his insight into working with a singer and rhythm was amazing. Eddie was laid back […]

I love recording!

This last week was busy with recordings, one at Somotone for the new video game Strike Force, I am the narrator for the game, based on the new movie that will be coming out. And I  recorded at Voice One in San Francisco for a commercial. A guy is coming […]

Las Vegas

My first Las Vegas show was this last weekend…It was, how should I put it, painful. That is the only way to say it, painful. Las Vegas is unique in the way that music is everywhere, in the casino’s, in the bars, in the elevator, but it is predominantly loud […]

Las Vegas here I come!

This Friday is my debut show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas   Hilton. Stop on by for a drink and have a listen to the great sounds of the Jimmy Boyd Trio. Vegas and I have a love/ hate relationship, I love the shows and music and of course […]


What’s in a name? Not what you think.  If you think Jazz and you throw in the word Birdland, you would probably think 315 West 44th street, between 8th and 9th avenues on the west side of Manhattan. However, if you say Birdland and throw in the city of Berkeley, […]

Life happens…

I vowed that I would blog more..so what happened? Ah yes, life happened and how wonderful is that? The amazing Mike Greensill and I worked on a few charts for my upcoming show, I Like Men at The Rrazz Room. He is one amazing, intuitive musician and if I could […]