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On the spur-of-the-moment, John and I hopped a flight to Chicago to see my friend, Mariza who was performing at the City Winery Chicago last night. It was a wonderful show from an amazing Portuguese singer known for her emotionally charged Fado music. But last night, she brought the best of the best musicians from Portugal and Europe, including a very talented young female bassist from America, and they performed some traditional Portuguese standards that were not fado. What a great show.
Mariza and I met in 2015 in Serbia where we shared the stage with Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis (who invited us) and others from around the world to raise money for people who were homeless because of a major flood catastrophe. She's currently touring the east coast for the next week and I hope you'll check her out if you're nearby NY or Boston. It was so good to see and hear my dear friend! #mariza #fado #soul #jazz #portugal #music #oletaadams #bass #serbia
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To my NOVA friends & fans - Come join us tonight at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. ... See MoreSee Less

Alexandria, VA

November 5, 2017, 7:30pm

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New York City - Thanks to all that came from near and far (including across the pond) and made it a SOLD OUT show tonight at BB Kings. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today I was greeted with the wonderful news that another artist included one of my songs on his LIVE DVD/Album. Tino Martin, a Dutch artist recorded his big concert at the Ziggodome in Holland some time ago and he included, “Window Of Hope” (together with the Dutch gospel choir, “The New Gospel Sensation”) as a part of the show. Het Concert van Mijn Dromen XL (The Concert Of My Dreams, XL) was recently released and is currently number ONE on the Dutch charts. Tino Martin has a beautiful voice and I couldn’t be more proud to have someone record a song that I penned 20+ years ago. Make sure you give it a listen. Morning by morning new mercies I see! Tino Martin #tinomartin #windowofhope ... See MoreSee Less

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Whenever I start wondering if anyone is "really getting'" my music, something like this happens. Kenji has played my new CD, "Third Set" so much that his 1 year old daughter joins him singing a bit of, "Wilted Roses". The song has a message from God explaining, " I don't want your wilted roses.... I want your very BEST!" ...From the lips of babies!
Thanks, Kenji. This warms my heart every time.
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TOUR DATES

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September 22-24, 2017
Hollywood, CA
Catalina Jazz Club (Bar & Grill)


October 12 & 13, 2017
Birmingham, AL
Hoover Library Theater


October 21, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Aliante Casino and Hotel & Spa/ Access Showroom


November 3, 2017
New York, NY
BB Kings


November 5, 2017
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere


December 6, 2017
Doetinchem, Netherlands Schouwburg Amphion


December 8, 2017
Nijmegen, Netherlands De Vereeniging


December 9, 2017
Breda, Netherlands Chassé Theater


December 10, 2017
Den Haag, Netherlands
Circustheater


December 12, 2017
Haarlem, Netherlands
Philharmonie Grote Zaal


December 14, 2017
Veenendaal, Netherlands
De Basiliek


December 15, 2017
Bussum, Netherlands
Spant!


December 16, 2017
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Schouwburg Orpheus


December 19, 2017
Den Bosch, Netherlands
Theater aan de ParadeGrote Zaal


December 21, 2017
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips


December 22, 2017
Assen, Netherlands
De Bonte Wever


December 23, 2017
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Flint Theater


February 23, 2018
St. Louis, MOPowell Hall St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus


February 23, 2018
Annapolis, MD
Rams Head On Stage


March 11, 2018
Oakland, CA
Yoshi’s


April 21, 2018
Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Newcastle International Jazz Festival
Newcastle’s Show Grounds – Farmer’s Hall


May 11, 2018
South Orange, NJ
South Orange Performing Arts Center


May 12, 2018
Port Washington, NY
Landmark Theatre