NAMM 2017 - My first experience

So I went to NAMM in January of this year.  My friend Jon Whitledge and his awesome wife Jeanethe have been such great support to my music. He plays my music in the Sony sponsored Magic Bus, for high res music.  My albums Trillium and Fire in the Rainstorm sound esquisite!  Jon invited me to NAMM in Anaheim two days before my concert in January! Which was a total blast! 

I spent all day hanging out with him at NAMM and we went to several concerts, as well as checking out the Pianos! OH wow.. the PIANOS! They were awesome! 

Thanks to Jon Whitledge for the fun day! 

Of course this was amazing Yamaha Piano. I have played this at a friends house up in San Francisco.  Really an amazing grand. Photo by Jon Whitledge.

Of course this was amazing Yamaha Piano. I have played this at a friends house up in San Francisco.  Really an amazing grand. Photo by Jon Whitledge.

Kawai's CS11 - I think I liked this electronic piano the best.  A girl cannot have too many pianos around her! :D 

Kawai's CS11 - I think I liked this electronic piano the best.  A girl cannot have too many pianos around her! :D 

At Larry Mitchell's concert and hanging out with Monette Marino - photo by Jon Whitledge

At Larry Mitchell's concert and hanging out with Monette Marino - photo by Jon Whitledge

Playing a Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand.  Man this thing has such beautiful tone and I loved the action.  Photo by Jon Whitledge

Playing a Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand.  Man this thing has such beautiful tone and I loved the action.  Photo by Jon Whitledge

Larry Mitchell and his band. 

Larry Mitchell and his band. 

Sony sponsored Magic Bus by Jon Whitledge! 

Sony sponsored Magic Bus by Jon Whitledge! 

Happy 2017!!

Hi how are you? What a whirlwind time. 2017 is filled with so many possibilities don't you think? For me its already started out with a bang! On Saturday January 21st, I performed with 2 other outstanding piano/composers, Liz Story and Lisa Downing.  Both are amazing women with their own style of piano compositions.  We performed at The Soka University Performing Arts Center - hosted by David Palmer.  This was a one of a kind experience for me. The crew from the center treated us all like family, and were very open while making sure we had food, water and a area where we could rehearse and change into our performance outfits, make up.. you know that kind of fun stuff! 

My "Chucks" inspired by cool reporter Kevin McCarthy from DC. 

My "Chucks" inspired by cool reporter Kevin McCarthy from DC. 

I also met some wonderful new fans and many of you in the SoCal area came and supported us! .  I was thrilled to share that night with you all and to talk with you too!   I had been away from the stage for about two years, so I was a tad bit concerned about that. But, with rehearsing and keeping my focus on playing for you - I was on my game. 

Hey its Me, Liz and Lisa!! Hanging out in the foyer meeting and greeting people! 

Hey its Me, Liz and Lisa!! Hanging out in the foyer meeting and greeting people! 

January was a wonderful month of fun, music and meeting music friends, and catching up with music friends that live out of state! I am going to blog about everything.  I just wanted to say hello!  Keep in touch.. because lots of music is coming out of me!  

Love to you all!