I wanted to reach out to update you all on our progress with the S.E.Charles Quartet’s sophomore project, “Inner Dialogue”. Truth Revolution Records, Musiq Haus and I are currently finalizing the album artwork/mastering and plan to release the record in early 2015. A huge thanks to Annie Moran, Shervin Lainez and Dave Darlington for going through this post-recording process with me. I am grateful to have had this entire 2014 year to pull this project together and could not be prouder of the result. I am so amazingly excited to share it with all of you!
Finishing up “Inner Dialogue”! (11/14)
SECQ in the studio to record “Inner Dialogue”! (3/14)
My session at Brooklyn Recording with John Davis, Jesse Elder & Burniss Earl Travis II has been completed and I wanted to take a second to thank these three REMARKABLE human beings for playing with me. It’s been a 4 year journey thus far and I cannot wait to see where this music takes us next! Also, a HUGE thanks to Christian Scott for co-producing this project! Your ears were essential this week! And lastly, THANK YOU to Jesse Fischer & Camila Meza for lending their amazing/selfless playing/writing talents, to Andrew Taub and Brooklyn Recording for having us and to Natalie Fernandez, Chris Baliwas & Helene Roam for coming through the studio to document!
“Inner Dialogue” with Christian Scott (2/14)
I am beyond excited to announce that Christian Scott will be co-producing the S.E.Charles Quartet’s sophomore project, “Inner Dialogue”. Jesse Elder, Burniss Earl Travis II, John Davis and myself are beyond excited to have him as a part of the recording process and cannot wait to get into the studio to record our new music next month! Stay tuned for updates from the studio!
Campaign Complete! (2/14)
Hello All! My RocketHub Campaign has officially ended and I wanted to say an ENORMOUS thank you to everyone who was able to contribute and who helped me promote the campaign! The S.E.Charles Quartet will be recording our sophomore project, “Inner Dialogue” next month & I will be getting the funds raised on RocketHub to the children of Rise2Shine as soon as possible! Thank you again!
S.E.Charles Quartet/Rise2Shine RocketHub Campaign!
Hello Everyone! I hope you’ve had a great start to 2014! I wanted to take a second to tell you a little bit about my RocketHub Campaign! With this campaign, I am raising money to fund the S.E.Charles Quartet’s sophomore record, “Inner Dialogue” to be released on Truth Revolution Records and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Rise2Shine, a non-profit organization based in Fond Parisien, Haiti that I’ve been working with to develop an early childhood music education program. If we raise $5,000 or less with this campaign, Rise2Shine will receive 15% of the proceeds! If we raise more than $5,000 with this campaign, Rise2Shine will receive 20% of the proceeds! To learn more about this campaign AND to contribute, CLICK HERE! All contributors will be rewarded with Goods!!!
S.E.Charles Quartet Fundraising Concert at Robyn Newhouse Hall (1/9/14)
January 9th, 2014 – I cannot wait to bring my Quartet from New York City to perform in my hometown of Springfield, MA in the new year!!! The Community Music School of Springfield’s Robyn Newhouse Hall is an amazing venue and there is no better place where we could be doing this concert. This performance will be a fundraiser for the S.E.Charles Quartet’s Sophomore Recording to be released in 2014. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Rise2Shine, an organization based in Haiti and with which I have been working to develop an early childhood music education program. For tickets, please visit: http://newhousehall.com/
“Perspective” on Capsulocity.com!
Check out this live performance video of drummer, John Davis, and myself playing my original tune “Perspective” on Capsulocity!
Singing with the GREAT George Cables! (11/13)
I am beyond ecstatic to announce that I will be singing with the great pianist and composer, George Cables, at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th. I have been working with George and writing lyrics to his Songbook for a little over a year now and am so happy to be premiering this work at Dizzy’s! We’ll be playing two sets each night at 7:30pm & 9:30pm and hope that you will come join us! Also, George will be playing with his Trio on Thursday, November 14th and Friday, November 15th so I encourage you to check this out as well!
HER at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (10/13)
In March of 2013, I played my first show with an all female collective put together by Tiffany Ente and Nicole Sweeney in honor of Women’s History Month. This group consisted of Brandee Younger (harp), Kimberley Thompson (drums), Mimi Jones (bass), Courtney Bryan (piano) and myself on vocals. Playing tributes to our largest female influences and original compositions by the members of the group has been an honor and an enormous learning experience. The two sold out sets we were able to play at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on October 3rd, 2013 were magical to say the least. Cheers to everyone who was able to make it out to this show and a toast to more shows to come for HER, in honor of!
Playing from the TOP (9/13)
After a busy summer, John Davis, Burniss Earl Travis II, Jesse Elder and myself were so excited to have the opportunity to play together again Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock Starlight Series. The room was gorgeous and playing for a brand new crowd was amazing! Thank you to everyone who came out to this show!!!