Vivian here with lots of news.
First, NEW MUSIC! Yep, it's almost here. No for real, it really is ;-)
We've been busy busy busy in the studio, mixing, overdubbing, tweaking. It's coming out great and I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself. We're thinking about a May/June release, but we'll be giving a single away before then and of course I'll keep you posted on all of that.
Because I'm releasing 2 records this year (the 2nd CD to be released at the end of the year), there has been an enormous amount of work to take on, but I have to say it's been fun being on the creative end of things again. It's been such a long time since my last record came out that I forget how much we enjoy writing and producing. It's a challenge and it's positively thrilling to have a seed of an idea, then to keep building and building on that idea until you have a whole song and then an albums worth of material. I think you guys are really going to like what we have in store for you. It's a whole new side of me musically.
Now for other news. First I want to thank everyone for coming out to our many events last month! We had a full house at the SOPAC Blues In The Loft Series in South Orange, NJ and a full house at the Lafayette Presbyterian Jazz Vespers in Brooklyn (we sold out of merchandise on that one!). The coordinator for Emmnanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers was in the audience for the show and loved it, so we'll be seeing you at Emmanual Baptist later in the year and Saint Peter's next year. God is good!
Due to the amount of work going on with the record, we're not doing our Live From The Family Room series this month. Just too much going on to manage it all, but don't worry, we'll be back in April with very special guest Karen Bernod.
In the meantime, if you wanna see me this month, below is a list of where you can find me for the rest of March!
MONDAY, MARCH 18th, 2013 - MACANUDO
Steve Weiles Band featuring Vivian Sessoms - 8pm
26 East 63rd Street
New York New York 10065
USA (212) 752-8200
Steve Weiles - Drums, Ron Afiff - Guitar, Gaku Takanashi - Bass , Vivian Sessoms - Vocals
THURSDAY, MARCH 21st, 2013 - SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB
The Vivian Sessoms Quintet - 7pm, 9pm, 10:30pm
New York New York 10025
Price: Dinner & Drinks/ NO COVER
Featuring Jim Pryor on Piano, Hilliard Greene on Bass, Clarence Penn on Drums and Keith Loftis on Sax. Fabulous dinner menu by executive Chef Patricia Williams.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2013 - HAT CITY KITCHEN
South Orange International Blues Festival Winter Edition - 10pm
459 Valley Street
Orange New Jersey 07050
Price: Call Venue
Curator Mike Griot was so happy with our performance last month at his SOPAC's Blues In The Loft series, he's decided to have us back this month! We're excited to be part of the winter edition of Mr. Griot's renowned South Orange International Blues Festival in Orange NJ, opening with the Michael Hill Blues Mob and following up with Mike Griot , Dave Stryker, Al Gold and special guest Vivian Sessoms doing a special blues set.
Stay tuned, lots more exciting stuff next month! 'Til then, hope to see you and remember, music can change the world.