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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Veronica Nunn!

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It's so wonderful to welcome back Veronica Nunn!  Not only a tremendous talent, but a Friend with a capital F :)  One of the coolest stories that yours truly has heard since hosting this show: a young girl from Little Rock, Arkansas, decides to move to The Big Apple.  Completely focused, she lands a job and an apartment in two days!  Within a year or so, she meets George Walker, AKA "Big Nick."  And this beloved legend gave V the tools that she needed to thrive in New York.  He made SURE that everybody knew who she was.  So, her beautiful journey began.  Singing at clubs all over town - while learning the ropes from seasoned pros.  And OH those pros!  Veronica has worked with an incredible array: from Eddie Harris to Sting.

But here's the thing about Veronica.  As much as she wanted to become involved in the music scene in the city of her dreams, she also wanted to explore her horizons in other ways.  She turned down TWO scholarships - from Berklee and Julliard - in order to pursue Theology at Lehman College in the Bronx. That says quite a bit.  V has been immersed in her Buddhist faith for quite some time - and it has guided her through some challenges in life that would have toppled others. She sees a thread in the universe that sews people together.  And she knows that she is blessed to have a gift in music to enhance that unity.  

After being seriously involved in various musical endeavors from the 70's to the 90's, Veronica was asked to join Michael Franks and his band.  What a wonderful collaboration that has been!  Their voices have blended seamlessly for as long as my only son has been on this earth.  And V made it a point to honor her boss by giving us "The Art of Michael Franks."

ART is what Veronica Nunn does.  Even when she speaks :)  Listen on 1/28 and you'll hear