E SPOT, PMC, 2K16

Hello friends....

I'm your Vitameatavegamin girl. Are you tired, run down, listless? Are you unpopular? Do you poop out at parties? Well, the answer to all your problems is in this little newsletter....... HA!
But really, I do have news to share about how you can make healthy music decisions this week.

THIS Friday, 1/29, I will be singing at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City to celebrate being in Los Angeles for 10 years. Both Nick and I moved here in 2006 (didn't actually cross paths until 2011) and we thought we should do a show in honor of that. 
Joining me for the opening set is none other than Will Brahm on guitar. It's a great collaboration as Will and I both share a love and draw inspiration from a variety of music. 
After our opening set, Will and his band, Homenaje (Ben Shepherd on bass and James Yoshizawa on drums), will be the collaborative enclave joining vibraphonist, Nick Mancini, for his curated night of original tunes and sarcastic social commentary. 
E Spot Lounge is the now upstairs room at Vitello's which is located on Tujunga Ave. in Studio City. It's a supper club which is all ages. Tickets are $15 with a 2 drink minimum if you don't dine, and parking is either street parking or valet for $3. Show starts at 8p and goes till 10:30p.
Address is:

Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave. 
Studio City, CA 91604


You can buy tickets the day of the show at the door but it's strongly suggested that you buy tickets online in advance so that you can guarantee your seat. You can do that at www.ESpotLounge.com 

Will and I got together yesterday to go over our set and we're really excited with what we've put together. As always, if you know me, the music will be varied and thoughtful. There'll be tunes from the the Great American Songbook, left-of-center pop tunes, maybe even a hymn, and some folky gems.
We also attempted to make a little teaser video but when you have cats, well, Murphy's Law is never more true, and despite our best efforts, we still thought it was worth posting (it's over on the right margin)....

We hope you can be there and help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary of living in LA! 

In other news, I'm happy to share that the choir I've been singing with, Pasadena Master Chorale, has just launched our first IndieGogo campaign to record a commissioned piece by our composer in residence, Reena Esmail, called "Earth Speaks" this coming March. If you have a minute please take a look at the video we made and consider donating to our campaign (LINK TO CAMPAIGN HERE.) 
We also will be performing the piece alongside Aaron Copland's "In The Beginning" and our very own artistic director, Jeffery Bernstein's "Circumnavigating the World", at our concert DESTINATION EARTH in Pasadena on March 12th and 13th. I will share more details about that as the date draws closer. 

.....So, why don't you join the thousands of happy peppy people and spoon your way to health with a dose of quality music this week? 

;) Hope to see YOU there -

af 
 
Ziggy played guitar...

Ziggy played guitar...

click the pic for a teaser video feat. feline friends...

click the pic for a teaser video feat. feline friends...

Donate to our campaign here! EARTH SPEAKS

Donate to our campaign here! EARTH SPEAKS

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!