The launch of my Indigo Moods CD on Jazzed Media has been a whirlwind of activity! I’ve had amazing experiences with both the trio on the recording and expanded groups with bass and drums. We’ve appeared at Trumpets in Montclair, NJ; The Falcon in Marlboro, NY; Blackstone’s in Laconia, NH; The Blue Note in New York City; the Deerhead Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA and Settler’s Inn in Hawley, PA, and I am leaving for a tour in California for 2 weeks in July!
I’ll be appearing in the Bay Area, the Napa Valley wine country, Los Angeles and Seal Beach so if you’re out there I’d love you to come say hello in person! Read the Newsletter for more details. Also I've done radio interviews on the amazing WBAI station down in the tip of Manhattan Island, the Musician’s Show at Columbia University’s WKCR and now going to do the famous “Desert Island Jazz” show at KCSM in San Mateo and also KPOO in San Francisco! So I am grateful to all the wonderful musicians who have helped make these Classic songs come alive and I look forward to seeing you – either in person or on Facebook!
Viva La Musica,
--- July 2012 Newsletter
by Judi Silvano
This has been a challenging month for me. I am celebrating the life of my mother, Miriam who passed away at age 89 on Friday May 25th. She was an amazing person, known and loved by many of my friends because she came out to hear so many gigs! My mom instilled in me a love of the arts which has led me to explore the world and be open to appreciating people and places and I will forever be grateful to her for the love and support with which she sent me on my own journey. Here is a short bio of her life:
Miriam "Mimi" Schwartz Silverman was born on February 6, 1923 in Jerusalem, Palestine to Rabbi Isaac and Ethel Schwartz. She was the fourth (and last survivor) of seven siblings.
Miriam received her nursing degree at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC, married Arthur Silverman in 1946, moved to Philadelphia, raised 3 children (Dan, Judi and Nita), studied at the University of Pennsylvania, moved back to New York and graduated from City College with a B.A. in anthropology.
She worked at Trinity Church in lower Manhattan as preservationist for their historic graveyards and was a Member of the American Gravestone Society. For two decades, she also immersed herself in the genealogy of both her parents' families as far back as the 17th century.
A strong independent spirit with a love of the creative arts, Miriam regularly attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropholitan Opera, Jazz performances, took the extended family's children to the Big Apple Circus and welcomed visitors from all over the world to her apartment on 55th Street and 8th Avenue. She educated everyone about NYC's architectural richness and always said you had to look up so you didn't miss the historical beauty of the city. A mentor to many, her sharp intellect and flamboyant personality will be missed.
This is a very exciting time in my life and I am playing in various groups and working on two recordings. The first CD called Indigo Moods will be released April 10, 2012 on the Jazzed Media label and features some of my favorite songs, in a very relaxed piano-voice-trumpet Trio. I am also working on another recording of my original songs that have never been recorded. So please go to the link below for a Newsletter of my activities. Have a wonderful Autumn and I hope to share some music with you soon.
Click here to read Judi Silvano's October 2011 Newsletter.