I am a firm believer in the power of music to heal both the listener and the musician. In light of this fact, it was a absolute gift to recently do an outreach mini-tour in NYC with my group Warrior Heart sponsored by Lincoln Center.
We played concerts in some adult care facilities and nursing homes. Every performance was unique and uplifting for me and the band. We played some jazz, alot of Blues, some of my original material, and at the end of every show we had the audience singing, dancing & clapping with us. I also loved watching the room come alive when Mazz Swift sang Summertime, a bit of a dusty classic to us musicians, but really appreciated by the audiences. I especially appreciated getting to share the adventure with some of my favorite musicians to work with.
It was a beautiful experience!
Warrior Heart is:
Mazz Swift – Violin & vox http://www.mazzmuzik.com/index.html
Steve Schwab – Bass http://www.myspace.com/jootsyszaba
Ron Jackson – Guitar www.ronjacksonmusic.com
Cassandra Faulconer – Bass (gig 1) http://www.casandrafaulconer.com/
Narjess Saad – percussion http://www.myspace.com/narjess