Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Jazz Compiliation Release

My rendition of "Gee Baby Aint I Good To You" was released again this month in Europe, this time on a 2cd compilation titled, "Glamour Jazz."

While I'm not listed on the cover, my track is the first on the cd. It's nice to see my name alongside such artists as Chet Baker, Cassandra Wilson and Jamie Cullum!

Last year I had several songs released on two other compilations, "2nd Smooth Jazz Avenue" and "In Love with Jazz." (I am not a "smooth jazz" artist!!!!) but both recordings had successful sales in Europe. I look forward to doing more recordings for them!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SXSW 09 Recap

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I've posted photos I took at SXSW... check them out by clicking the photo. Highlights of the trip? hmmm...

1. The Fling at Metropolitan Apts. (photo) outside of downtown, this funky apt. complex hosted a pool party. not many people there (as you can see), but it was a relaxing vibe...great break from the sx chaos...good music and cold beer.

2. Momo's showcase was a double whammy. Colin Gilmore followed by an acoustic set by Joe Ely with accordianist Joel Guzman.

3. Breakfast at Barton Creek Cafe with Otis. Best hash browns. Ever.

4. Hours of photographing 6th Street adventures with friend and photog Jeff Wiant.

Thanks to my friends, Brande and Wyatt of Global Access Entertainment Visas for allowing me to tag along with them and experience some fantastic international sounds. Thanks also to Shaney Jo of Keep-A-Breast for keeping me in the loop with the "cool crowd" *laughing*

Saturday, March 21, 2009

sxsw adventures...

...just flew in from 4 days of adventure in the city of Austin, TX... loads of music, new friends and bbq. Check back in the next few days for stories and photos...once I catch up on a bit of sleep!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Photos by Jeff Wiant

For those of you that have been asking about my latest photos...they were shot by lensman Jeff Wiant. Jeff also films and edits video. More of these images are up on my website.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mix it Up!

From punk shows to jazz jams, I am always inspired by going to see live music. I'll try to keep you up to date on good shows I plan to attend and performances that have moved me!

Last Wednesday I attended pianist Danny Green's official record release party at Anthology in San Diego. It was an incredible show featuring Justin Grinell, bassist, Dylan Savage, drums, Peter Sprague, guitar and Tripp Sprague, saxophone. This is world-class jazz...check out his site at and buy the cd.

Last year I recorded a few tunes with Danny that were released in Europe. You can listen to "Gee Baby" and the jazz version of "Say You'll Be Mine" at myspace/nenaanderson.