ARIZONA BOUND! Thrilled to be going back out on tour and cheers to someplace warm!
16 Concerts …Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Sun City, Casa Grande and everywhere in between it seems!
Send me a message and will give you the itinerary and can hook you up with tickets if you want to come catch a show! (or maybe you have friends and family out there?!)
Neil Sedaka…the musical gift that keeps on giving! A great reason to sing and some great music to celebrate!
See you in Arizona! Feeling excited, thrilled, anxious and slightly crazy!
CHECK BACK AS I POST CITY BY CITY!
Tonight marks my first major engagement in nearly 10 months!
As some (few) of you may know this past February my left vocal fold hemorrhaged due to the steroid inhaler I was using for asthma. It was a nightmare. I truly thought my career was over. I had to cancel so many concerts and it greatly impacted my voice studio, master classes and guest conducting jobs as well.
It brings me overwhelming joy to say I have FINALLY reached a point where I feel comfortable and confident saying
MY VOICE IS BACK!!!!!
AND WHAT A WAY TO RETURN!
Tonight at The Historic Friar’s Club in New York City paying tribute to my dear friend Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis.
I will share the stage with my friend and fellow performer Jenna Esposito, Neil of coarse and many talented musicians including my dear friend/collaborator/producer and drummer Dan Weiner… all being lead by Jenna’s Dad..the talented Fortune Esposito.
What an honor and thrill to be back and WHAT A WAY TO COME BACK!
It has been an interesting 10 months to say the least. I tried quite hard to keep this on the down low. It was and still is difficult to talk about and explain but I feel quite blessed and fortunate that things seem to be going in a great direction.
I recently returned to my team of amazing Doctors at Johns Hopkins and was told the vocal fold has healed and everything looks fantastic and normal. I cried for probably 15 minutes. I am beyond grateful for them and my amazing friend, mentor and voice teacher Carol McAmis for the guidance and care! To all of my studetns family and friends who new but didnt baby me…just supported me. AND NEIL and LEBA Sedaka for being pillars of strength for me. Neil…your guidance and advise got me thru ALOT!!!
My family has been unwavering in their love and support and so have my friends that I let in on the much guarded state/condition of my vocal chords, career and heart!
I AM THRILLED TO BE BACK
I am starting to re book shows and so many other projects are coming! Please stay tuned as I am ready to share some truly exciting news!
STAY TUNED! A new chapter has begun!!!!
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Neil Sedaka. I wish the very best to you today and always.
I am grateful for your friendship, support and music! Happy Birthday sweet 16? We’ll leave it at that!
It has certainly been quite some time since I have updated my site! It has been a very busy 2013 thus far and I have all kinds of exciting news to share including several performances coming up over the next several months including Los Angeles, Tucson, New York and more! Stay tuned for upcoming concert dates including a musical tribute to Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis at New York’s historic Friars Club. Stay tuned…Dates coming soon
IN THE MEANTIME…ENJOY SOME SEDAKA MUSIC!!!
The Sedaka Sessions
Big news for the August 1st Concerts for City Greens – the third concert of the season is a tribute to the music of rock ‘n roll legend, Neil Sedaka, featuring the man himself!!!
You’d better come early and bring your own chair on: Wednesday August 1 at 6:30pm at Tudor City Greens. (Rain date: Thursday August 2 at 6:30pm.) Paying tribute to the Brooklyn-born hit maker “Love Will Keep Us Together – the Songs of Neil Sedaka” stars the ASCAP Award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Van Slyke, the MAC-winning harmony group Marquee Five, and the actress Carole Demas, co-star of TV’s Magic Garden, and the original Sandy in “Grease.” Also appearing in this special tribute to Sedaka’s six decade-long career will be his niece, newcomer Holland Grossman, who makes her Broadway debut in “Rebecca.”
The Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett is the evening’s host and producer. Returning as series regulars are Bennett’s side-kicking drummer — the 4-time MAC & 2-time Bistro Award-winning big band innovator Terese Genecco; the Windham Hill recording artist Sean Harkness on guitar (2012 MAC Recording of the Year), and the composer-pianist Bill Zeffiro. The concert’s featured instrumentalists are David Caldwell, Kenneth Gartman and Ian Herman on piano, and Skip Ward and Matt Scharfglass on bass
Come by for a wonderful afternoon of music at 3pm
The Oakside Cultural Center
240 Belleville Ave Bloomfield NJ The Oakside