Have you ever noticed that when you are doing something you love how time seems to expand? In some cases maybe even stand still? Well, that is what occurred for me last weekend when I performed at the beautiful Cabaret Jazz Room at Las Vegas’s Performing Arts Center, The Smith Center. (If you are ever in Las Vegas you MUST do yourself a favor and attend one of the magnificent productions presented in this great venue http://www.thesmithcenter.com)
Last Friday and Saturday evening I reprised my show “Already Home” (by Marc Cohen). Joining me for this return engagement was my musical director, Jeffrey Neiman (piano/keyboards/vocals), Pascale Ellia (vocals/percussion), Joe Spraker (keyboard/vocals), Keith Nelson, (bass), Jess Gopen (drums), and John Wedemyer (guitar/vocals). These six musicians are some of the best in the business. It is a joy and an inspiration to work with them. In addition to several songs we performed previously we added six new songs to explore and add to the evening.
The gift of collaboration is profound. In music this exchange of creative energy is especially clear as each instrument adds it’s own unique flavor to the song bringing out specific emotions.