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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Julia Fordham!

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Many thanks to our superb musical connection, Rick Scott, for making this introduction.  Hordes of us who love her voice have known about Julia Fordham for quite some time - but it's something ELSE to have the privilege of interviewing her.

Much beloved Julia has roots in Portsmouth, England - where she sang Folk in clubs and was recognized by the U.K. National Youth Jazz Orchestra.  She incorporated the love of Jazz with every album that came thereafter.  Her first, self-titled - then a second ("Porcelain") and a third ("Swept") - all went gold in Japan.  A song from the latter made its way into the film, "The Butcher's Wife" - in 1992.  Moving to Los Angeles two years later, Julia herself was SWEPT by the myriad of attention that she received.  Larry Klein was one of those who watched and listened closely.  He co-produced Julia's fourth project, "Falling Forward."  And would lend his assistance again going forward.  More than a dozen albums followed - and opportunities for the former "Jules Fordham" blossomed.  One of those MOST distinctive ways happened after the tragic tsunami claimed lives in 2004.  Our guest felt led to take part in a charitable endeavor to help re-build a school in India.  She contributed her part by donating proceeds from a re-mix of her extraordinarily popular song, "Happy Ever After."  The presentation featured a children's choir from England.  And it made Julia realize the impact of why she does WHAT she does: Sing.  One of her idols is Ella Fitzgerald - who can do no wrong in her book - but Julia also realizes that we all have a gift to share.  And we're so glad that she's back to share it!

You will be surprised by the scope of "The Language of Love."  Delightfully so :)  Join us on 5/18!

 

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