Monday, December 19, 2016

Fine Art Singers of New York "O Come All Ye Faithful"

Under the baton of conductor and director, Dr Verna Green, 

the Fine Art Singers of New York 

(FASONY) sings a rendition of "O 

Come All Ye Faithful" arranged by 

Lee Holdridge at the 2016 

Handel's Messiah Sing-All 

performed at St Pauls United 

Methodist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

Earl Alexander . . . Tenor
Laurel Bailey . . . Alto
Aubrey Baker . . . Bass-Baritone
Kalita Black-Morel . . . Alto
Janet Bruce . . . Soprano
Monica Goodridge . . . Sooprano
Maridah Green . . .  Soprano
Marolyn Green . . . Alto
Olivia Hall . . Alto
Cliff Hicklin . . . Tenor
Clinton Ingram . . . Tenor
Veronica Jackson . . . Alto
Hugh Johnson . . . Tenor
Beverly Joseph . . . Soprano
Oliver Keith . . . Tenor
Dorcia McDuffie . . . Alto
Jackie McKenzie . . . Soprano
Emmanuel Obi . . . Tenor
Roger Patten . . . Bass
Karmesha Peake . . . Contralto
Balfour Peart . . . Bass
Mary Prime-Nelson . . . Soprano
Napoleon Revels-Bey . . . Timpani
Opal Salmon . . . Soprano
Austin Sarjeant . . . Bass
Waldo Waterman . . . Bass
Amy White . . . Alto
Jeanine Williams . . . Soprano
Linda T Williams . . . Alto

Sophie Williams Johnson . . . Estey-Burke Pipe Organ

If you have a character like mine, then you love the songs of 

the holidays and enjoy listening to them and singing along. 

With your own soulful embellishments, why don’t you join in 

the joyous caroling of FASONY, as we celebrate this 2016 

season of Christmas. Here is the link: 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Chestnuts Roasting on a Professor Roman G Mitchell Trumpet Call

Most people refer to the song as CHESTNUTS. Perhaps it is  because the iconic Christmas carol that everyone has grown to love begins with the word chestnuts.

The song, more commonly known as THE CHRISTMAS SONG was written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Torme. It touched hearts mainly because of its feel good nature. One could just sink into the sound and melt without even joining into the chorus; though, once you hear the song, you are tempted to sing-along. Do you feel the same way?

A host of individuals have covered this tune, adding their own flair of soulfulness from their little corner of creativity, to the joyous tune.

I invite you all to check out the beautiful, instrumental rendition of this tune performed by the Medgar Evers Jazz Ensemble featuring

Nathaniel Manning . . .  Drums
Professor Roman Mitchell . . . Trumpet
Steven Lawrence . . . Piano

We are well on our way within the 25 days of Christmas. Tomorrow marks the second week of Advent and today just seems like the perfect day to enjoy 
some holiday cheer. 

Check out the very cheerful and wonderful rendition of 
THE CHRISTMAS SONG aka "Chestnuts" here:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Teach Me Tonight covered by the Medgar Evers Jazz Ensemble featuring Jovann Alexis Augustin

Have you heard this cool rendition of the Gene De Paul's and Sammy Cahn's 1953 jazz standard by the Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble featuring vocalist Jovann Alexis Augustin?

This song was performed by this lively and very  engaging group live at Megar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.

Check it out here:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Medgar Evers Jazz Ensemble "Spring Affair" Recap, Now available on Soundcloud

In April, during Jazz Appreciation Month, the Medgar Evers Jazz Ensemble did a live performance; "A Spring Affair," where they serenaded Medgar Evers College students and faculty with a series of songs from the Great American Song Book and also from popular culture.

The performance was about an hour long and featured singers and musicians of the group who contributed to the event that took place in the welcome center located in the Bedford Avenue building of Medgar Evers college in Brooklyn, NY.

An excerpt from the show was aired on April 10, 2016 on WNYE 91.5FM on Jazz on the JNote show which is hosted and produced by Stephanie Jeannot. If you dd not get a chance to hear this program, you can now listen to it on soundcloud at

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living Life Like It's "Golden"

Life has its ups and downs but if you can say you had more ups than downs in your life, then you are like me.

Jill Scott was right; we ought to take our freedoms and live life like its "Golden" because any other way would make life a drag. And to have been able to use my freedom to sing about it in this cover was meaningful. Music is said to be like your communication with God or your prayer and it really is a spiritual experience to let your soul ring; especially when live music is involved. 

"I'm living my life like its Golden" and I'm thankful for the blessings of each moment. God is awesome. Please check out my cover on YouTube of Jill Scott's amazing and very inspiring tune here:

Thank you for checking out my blogpost.