2018. 06. 27.
Cécile McLorin Salvant
This beautiful church didn't have AC, but it was no problem. The constant chill down the spine was enough to keep me cool.
Her voice and the phrasing was just stellar, almost reminiscent of Billie Holiday.
Also... I luckily got to meet this two time Grammy Winner (Best Jazz Vocal Album: 2016, 2018), and told her how fabulous the performance was! It was too much for my fanboy heart to handle.
The days when things aren’t feeling just right... and your friends are there to support you (which usually means talking some sense into you) we all have experienced! I have my day one friends, friends that we just touch base every now and then, friends that are no longer friends, friends that became family and the friends I’ve met along the journey who hope to keep for a lifetime. Each friendship has shaped who I am today and it is for this reason I feel so passionately about this lyric. I had the honour of singing, You’ve Got a Friend with my music brother @paul.paresa for Miss Susan Stoltenburg, Executive Director of YWCA back in April of this year. We met Mrs. Stoltenberg that night on stage and shared a pretty special moment. Music brings people together in such interesting ways and I’m grateful to be apart of the process.