March 5, 2018The Young Women's Jazz Orchestra (YWJO) at Jazz at Lincoln CenterI'm thrilled to announce that I am directing a new, all female youth ensemble at Jazz at Lincoln Center! We have several performances coming up, the Essentially Ellington invitational at Fordham College (NYC campus) March 10th, at 2pm, March 23rd (10am & 12:15pm) & 24th (1 & 3pm) opening for the Mary Lou Williams festival at Rose Theater at JALC, and April 28th at 7pm in the atrium at JALC opening for the JLCO. We hope to see you at one of these events!October 20, 2017Sexism in Jazz-from the Conservatory to the ClubThank you to Nate Chinen and WBGO for publishing my article "Sexism in Jazz-from the Conservatory to the Club. Please click on the link to read!READ MORE...July 19, 2017Heading back into the studio with the LSQ and LSAT!I am excited to announce that I will be heading back into the studio (finally!) with my quartet, the "LSQ" and my quintet "LSAT", which I co-lead with alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino. We'll be joined by the stellar rhythm section of Robert Rodriguez, piano, Christian McBride, bass, and E.J. Strickland on drums. Look out for the record to be released sometime next year on the Posi-tone label!February 26, 2016Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited"From Jazz Night in American, here's the recording from the Kimmel Center from Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited!" I was honored to be part of this special event.READ MORE...February 26, 2016Essentially Ellington competitionThis May I will be adjudicating the "Essentially Ellington" competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center along with Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Chuck Israel, and Chris Crenshaw. I'm looking forward to hearing all the young talent performing this music!READ MORE...December 6, 2015Tappin Thru Life with Maurice Hines at New World Stages!Tappin Thru Life featuring Maurice Hines, the Manzari Brothers, and the Diva Jazz Orchestra hits New World Stages with previews starting December 23rd running through March 2016! Click the link below for tickets.READ MORE...September 24, 2015Tappin' Through Life with Maurice HinesThe Diva Jazz Orchestra along with Maurice Hines, the Manzari Brothers, and special guests bring "Tappin' Through Life to the Delaware Theater Company for a four week run!READ MORE...May 24, 2015France tour with the BRC all-female orchestra!Looking forward to hitting the road for a couple weeks in France with the BRC's tribute to women songwriters. This is a very special all female ensemble under the direction of vocalist Tamar-kali, and showcases some of the most amazing powerful female voices in rock and pop today. We'll be visiting Toulon, St. Denis, and Lyon. If you're in France, come make the trip to see us, you will be glad you did!January 1, 2015Count Basie Orchestra tour!Just returned from a wonderful trip with the Count Basie Orchestra! We performed in Bangkok,
Thailand at a festival for the King with Diane Schuur & John Pizzarelli, and in Tokyo, Japan at the Blue Note featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater!July 26, 2014Recording with Robin Eubanks Big Band!What an amazing week it has been of rehearsing and recording with Robin Eubanks big band. I feel honored and blessed to have been part of this experience. Excited to hear the final product!