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Caltech Bandorama, 2012 – Stuff Like That There

Caltech Bandorama, 2012 – Come Rain or Come Shine

Caltech-Occidental Concert Band Winter Concert, 2011
These are from the Los Angeles preview of our Beijing concert program.
But Not For Me — the wind ensemble puts the “BIG” in big band!
Love is Here to Stay — featuring the inimitable, indomitable, indefatigable Les Deutsch on piano!
Someone to Watch Over Me — again, featuring Les on piano (always a good idea!)

A Studio Voice Recital featuring the students of Desiree LaVertu, November 2010
Steven Chemtob, Amalia Francalangia, Shannon Kao and I decided to put on a recital
American Lullaby, Gladys Rich (1892-1994)
Give Me Jesus, traditional spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
Silent Noon, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
How Could I Ever Know (from The Secret Garden), Lucy Simon (b. 1943)
You’re Just in Love (from Call Me Madam), with Steven Chemtob, Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Raymond Scott Tribute Concert, May 2009
Here are the songs I sang with the Caltech Quintette!
Swing, Swing, Mother in Law
Mountain High, Valley Low
Moonlight on the Ganges (I get to moonlight as part of the horn section here; there are no lyrics, just a long “oo” vowel!)
Tiger Rag

Caltech’s Winter Jazz Concert, January 2009
Basin Street Blues
, with the Caltech Monday Jazz Band
Christmas Night in Harlem, with the Caltech Thursday Jazz Band (premiere of a new arrangement by Les Deutsch)

Caltech Jazz Festival, April 2008
The Nearness of You, with the Elliot Deutsch Big Band (arranged by Elliot Deutsch)

Bandorama, 2008
All of Me, with the Caltech Monday Jazz Band
S’Wonderful and Someone to Watch Over Me, with the Caltech-Occidental Concert Band

It was my pleasure to sing for the Caltech Trustees at their 2007 annual meeting. This performance was part of a showcase of Caltech’s music program. This small group features Matt Whited on piano, Mike Ferrara on drums, Kevin Chen on bass, and Lauren Chu on saxophone.
God Bless the Child
Let’s Fall in Love / Let’s Do It

I was invited to be a guest soloist with the Pomona Concert Band for one of their performances in their Summer 2007 Concert Series. Here are some more Gershwin classics:
‘S Wonderful
But Not For Me

Here’s an old favorite of mine, recorded at Caltech’s 2007 Bandorama: “Please Send Me Someone To Love.” The Caltech Monday Jazz Band really cuts loose! Be sure to check out the big finish — I’ve been working on my wailing.
Please Send Me Someone To Love

It was an honor to sing with the Caltech Concert band again at their 2007 winter concert. I had the chance to try out a more classical sound on “Ave Maria Paien” from Notre Dame de Paris, then we closed the first half of the concert with a swinging rendition of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
Ave Maria Paien
They Can’t Take That Away From Me

The Caltech Jazz Bands really enjoyed the chance to perform at the Jazz Bakery in February of 2007. Here are a couple of tunes from that show:
My Funny Valentine

At the Jazz Bands’ January 2007 concert, we put a Latin and swing twist on an old favorite.
My Funny Valentine

This is a recording of the Caltech Women’s Glee Club performing a fun gospel number at the Glee Clubs’ 2006 Holiday Concert. You might be able to pick me out singing a little solo here and there — that’s Sharlotte Kramer singing on the even numbers; I’m singing on the odd ones.
Go Where I Send Thee

This is a recording of the “Grad School Edition” of the Caltech Blues, performed by the Caltech Monday Jazz Band at Caltech’s Bandorama in May, 2006. It was my pleasure to sing this just a few days after finishing my Ph.D.
The Caltech Blues (Grad School Edition)

At the April 2006 Caltech Jazz Festival, it was a huge honor to sing “Caravan,” accompanied by the inimitable Bill Watrous on trombone, and the fantastic Monday Jazz Band.

In January 2006, the Caltech Jazz bands paid tribute to the two great cities of New Orleans and Los Angeles. It was my privilege to sing the classic “St. James Infirmary Blues.”
St. James Infirmary Blues

2005’s Bandorama at Caltech gave me the opportunity to sing one of my favorite bluesy ballads, “Cry Me A River” — I love that I get to rhyme “plebian” with “with me and!”
Cry Me A River

Our January 2005 Jazz Concert was a blast! It was a particular joy to meet our fabulous guest artist, drummer Gregg Bissonette (who gave me a wonderful compliment when he called me a “funky soul-singing sister”), and an even bigger thrill to sing one of my favorite songs: “At Last.”
At Last

I had a blast singing with the Caltech Concert Band at their November 2004 concert! There’s nothing in the world liking singing with a large wind ensemble. I think if I had leaned back a little, the wall of sound would have held me up!

At Caltech’s Bandorama Concert in May 2002, I was privileged to sing a big band arrangement of one of my favorite songs, Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life”. The Thursday Jazz Band played it beautifully!
Lush Life

Here’s a selection from the January 2002 Caltech Jazz Concert!
How Deep is the Ocean

This recording, from Caltech’s 2001 Bandorama, features our loyal audience!
All Right, OK, You Win

This is a recording of “Georgia On My Mind” from the January 2001 Caltech Jazz Concert. I know, it sounds like I’m singing from the next zip code, but it just goes to show you should come to the concert and hear it in person next time! Turn up the speakers, ignore the hiss, and enjoy.
Georgia On My Mind

Also from the January 2001 Caltech Jazz Concert…
Bill Bailey

Here’s a new twist on “Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues” — “The Caltech Blues,” recorded at the January 2000 Caltech Jazz concert.
The Caltech Blues (live)

This was recorded at the Caltech Bandorama in May 1999 with the Caltech Thursday Band. I strayed somewhat from the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins interpretation….
Is You Is (Or Is You Ain’t My Baby)


At the January 2004 Caltech Jazz concert, I sang the great Monk tune, “‘Round Midnight” — as always it was a treat to sing with the Caltech Jazz Band!
‘Round Midnight (low quality video, 5 MB)
‘Round Midnight (higher quality video, 19 MB)


The Caltech Jazz Bands were in the studio again in 2007; here’s a preview of my tune on their new CD:
Please Send Me Someone to Love

On March 14, 2004, the Caltech Jazz Bands had the incredible opportunity to record at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Here are two tunes from that session.
‘Round Midnight

This studio version of “The Caltech Blues” is the first track from the Caltech Bands CD “Crowd Pleasers,” recorded in 2000.
The Caltech Blues (in studio)

As requested, here’s another track from 2000’s “Crowd Pleasers,” “God Bless the Child.”
God Bless The Child

Here’s an MP3 of me singing Peggy Lee’s classic “Fever” with Caltech’s Swing Band at our studio session in May 1999.

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