As some of you may know, Vaughn Wiester and his Famous Jazz Orchestra are once again doing a Bill Holman tribute tomorrow night (Bill is Vaughn's mentor and "hero"). Bill and his wife have flown in and will be joining us for the celebration! I feel so honored to have the excellent fortune of being the guest vocalist for the evening.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the work of Bill Holman, he is a very gifted arranger and composer who wrote many wonderful arrangements for many great bands and vocalists including: Stan Kenton, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and Natalie Cole.
I am really looking forward to tomorrow evening! (Monday, Oct. 19th) We will be at The Clintonville Women's Club and the band hits at 7:30. Come join us if you can!
Also, I will also have books and cds on hand for anyone interested in purchasing them.
I have decided to start posting some random quotes from my new book, Manifesting Colossal Joy: Five Practices to Lighten Your Heart and Your Life. The message is nothing new but it is as important as ever. Each voice that speaks it may touch someone in a new way. This is the wisdom of sharing, after all. I greatly appreciate my friends who have been so supportive of this endeavor!
"Be assured that your spirit is always amazing, regardless of what may be going on in your world or within your body. Do not allow fear to stop you from living a joyful life. Do not allow fear to keep you from sharing your joy with the world! Feel it if you must, and sometimes we must. Acknowledge it, then say to yourself, “It’s okay” and go follow your heart!" -Lisa Clark Augis, from Manifesting Colossal Joy.