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Hybrid Jazz - with Lynne Fiddmont and Walter Beasley!

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Trish Hennessey

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Listen, some of us who are fans could give you the background of Lynne Fiddmont in our SLEEP - because it's just so cool! Lynne was raised in St. Louis and had QUITE the musical family - Aunts, Uncles, Cousin Leon, Brother Keith.  Lynne didn't realize the gift that SHE had until she saw "The Wiz" at 15 with her Mom.  Something awakened in her and she decided to be fearless.  She got a role in "Our Town" that year - and she actually won the part of DOROTHY in "The Wiz" soon afterwards!  And NO ONE was more surprised than Lynne when she received a standing ovation when she sang "Home." Because she didn't realize that she could SING :)  Life wasn't without challenges but our guest ROSE to them - Drake University, Boston U (public relations), singing in Boston Commons - where she was offered a full scholarship to Berklee by a Professor - then onwards to Los Angeles.  A sight-unseen gig with the Crusaders, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls, Stevie Wonder, George Duke - Lynne Fiddmont has seen the world because of THAT voice.

The wonderful thing about Lynne's journey?  Her friendships.  One of the strong bonds: Walter Beasley.  California born Walter has been a favorite of many for a long time - Lynne's included in the WIDE circle.  Saxophonist, Singer, Composer, Producer, Professor (Berklee!) and mentor for grateful students all over the world.  Our friend has been beloved in our Baltimore/DC region for quite some time - and he is returning in the next several days!  Lynne will be a part of the festivities, too -- and that is exactly why we're having this reunion on 9/2!  Walter has his own series of shows at Blues Alley in Washington.  But Lynne joins him at Ram's Head in Annapolis during the first weekend of September.  

Exciting?  YES!  Join us in The Chat Room for a gathering of Friends :)