It's especially delightful when a guest has had such an impact that we both have NO choice but to book AGAIN :) This is the case with the incredible Veronica Nunn, whose excitement and passion was palpable the last time that she visited.
V had just launched her "Tales From the Jazz Side" podcast and blog - and was atwitter (don't get us started on Twitter! :) with preparation and research and the actual 'going through' process. A few of these delicious entrees (available on her almost edible website have satisfied our guest enough that she is comfortable and ready to digest MORE. And so are WE!
You know, of course, that Veronica has spent 20 glorious years with Michael Franks. She has overwhelmingly enhanced the genius of Michael on stage and via recording - and has done that on her own. Actually, this story goes back to 1978, when our Little Rock Lady landed in New York City. Enterprising and positive, she secured both job and residence within a few days. And was taken under the wing of "Big Nick" Nicolas - one of the Big Apple's treasures at the time. You might have heard John Coltrane's "Big Nick", inspired by this amazing saxophonist and vocalist.
Nick made sure that Veronica networked with the "first call" musicians that could enable her to shine. And did she EVER. She was noticed by a myriad of artists - from all genres - and she also was approached by two major schools. Both Berklee and Julliard offered full scholarships. But V declined - wanting to study theology at Lehman College.
That chosen road has given her the peace to withstand the bumps in the highway that are part of the music industry...and we'll get a few of those "tales from the JAZZ side" on Tuesday, 8/27. Two p.m. Eastern.
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