Hello everyone, I pray that you are healthy and trying to enjoy life during this very unusual situation with the COVID-19. It’s so very hard, I know, but we got to do what we got to do— this too shall pass.
I know many of you have heard that I was a little under the weather and have been in the hospital for severe stomach pains. The doctors are trying to figure out what is causing the pain. Every test they have given has come back negative. So, I will be seeing another specialist next week and we will see what will happen. I am feeling great now— just keep me in your prayers and I will also keep you in mine.
In the meantime, keep your mask on and stay away from crowds. Your life is not worth losing for a damn party. We all just have to wait as long as it takes then you will be around to talk about it. I too miss the nightlife and the hustle and bustle in the clubs, bars, concerts, casinos, parties, live jazz shows and cabarets and just socializing with friends, but I am very content waiting until it is really safe. You should too.
Well, technology has figured out a way you can see and enjoy your live entertainment without being present in person. It is not for me, but many of you who has a computer or smart phone, this is the way to go. They call it “live streaming.” Yep! That is what I have been told. They are doing it all over the country as well as the world.
So, check this out. My goddaughter, Gabrielle Goodman is celebrating her birthday with a big Birthday Bash Live Stream Concert with some of my other musical children. The line-up is off the hook! My girl, Baltimore’s own Gabrielle Goodman as you know is a dynamite jazz singer. Well, she will be performing at the An Die Musik with her brother, David Alan Bun on piano; Lionel Torrence on saxophone; Warren Wolf on vibes; Moe Daniels on piano; Kevin Walker on bass; and Jesse Moody on drums. Now you know this event will be “popping!” Honey Child! With Gabrielle singing, Lord Have Mercy!!! I would love to be in the audience for this one. But no one can, so they are live streaming it.s
You know Gabrielle was raised in Baltimore in a musical family. Her mother was a classical singer and her father was a jazz trombonist. She attended Peabody preparatory school and briefly Oberlin College. She transferred to the Peabody Institute Conservatory, where she studied under the direction of Alice Gersti Duschak and Gordon Hawkins and graduated in 1990. Gabrielle is a protégé of Roberta Flack and began her international performance career as a back-up singer for Flack in the mid-1980s and continued to tour and record with the legend for several years opening for Miles Davis, Ray Charles, the Crusaders and other legends in Japan, Switzerland, Brazil and other prestigious vanues all over the world. It is just so much more I can say about these gifted and talented artists, but just don’t have the space. So if you have the tools to live stream, please check it out and let me know how it was.
Unable to attend, but I was told that there was a candlelight vigil on October 15 on the parking lot of Corinthians in Windsor Mill, Maryland for my little brother, DJ Sugar Chris who passed away from complication from COVID- 19 the first of the month. I was also told the parking lot was packed and it was televised on one of the TV stations— again my condolences to his wife and family. Baltimore will truly miss him. He was an angel on earth so I know he will be an angel in heaven. He was very, very special to me.
Now that I have so much time on my hands between the stomach pains and the COVID-19 pandemic, I am still working on my new book about African Americans in Baltimore and Maryland a continuation of my second book. There are so many of you that I wish to help preserve your legacy. So send those pictures to my email as an attachment.
Well, I know I am out of space now, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.