Hope this finds you well and safe!
My new album, My Own Particular Life, was released on September 24th, 2021. It will be released digitally, worldwide, by Plaympe on February 1st of this year. The composers were my co-producer Eddie Arkin, and my other treasured co-writers Russell Ferrante, Shelly Berg, and Dave Grusin. On the album’s page you’ll find the lyrics, and notes about the songs and the process of creating this project, largely during the pandemic.
The musical I’ve been working on with composer Nan Schwartz in LA and show creator Kat de Blois, in Paris, is still in progress. Meanwhile, Nan and I are in the midst of doing a project of our own—a musical theatre version of The Grammarians, by Cathleen Schine. The book was chosen as one of 100 notable reads of 2019 by the New York Times.
Shelly Berg‘s and my song “I Love You Guys” is one of 12 finalists in the jazz category of the International Songwriting Competition, which received over 21,000 entries this time around. Winners are announced in May.
“All finalists are also included in the People’s Voice, an online voting contest that allows the public to listen to all the finalists’ songs and vote for their favorite one once per day (Vote here). People’s Voice is separate from, and in addition to, the winners selected by ISC’s judges. The song receiving the most votes will be crowned the People’s Voice winner,
All the best,