EJN Administrator | Musicians proposals | 2009-01-13
I am a jazz singer with a background in classical as well.
I do not have an agent or a booking agent. I have a business manager.
Would your orgainzation help an artist such as myself in
putting together a tour for up to four months. I have a UK passport.
Please let me know if your organization would help or
could you suggest someone who could help?
Thank you. Jessica Usherwood.
Jazz JourneyFrom an early age words and the combination of words
have fascinated me. The power to paint a picture with words
that captivates the imagination and moves the spirit is amazing.
As I grew older I was struck by poems put into song called the
Art Song. Then I experienced Maria Callas' breathtaking rendition
of Giordano's "La mamma morta" from Andrea Chénier. I had
discovered my own gift of singing and expressing myself lyrically
but Ms. Callas' performance was a turning point in my life. I
felt the call to take my gift, develop it and create my own vision
Although classically trained and very much in love with
the traditions of classical music, I had an opportunity to work
with some jazz musicians and study under two very fine
professors. I found a completely different approach to release my
emotional juices and say some important things about life,
relationships and moods. I felt a wonderful freedom to let myself
cry out, become absorbed in the atmosphere and move myself
and my audience to another place. In a way it's cathartic the
experience is a meeting of the hearts and minds of everyone.
It is a journey that I begin with the audience and complete
somewhere else over the time we spend together.
So my early love of language meets my gift to cause words
to spring into life and create a situation where people learn to
feel and imagine a different place.
Come experience this journey with me!