I've often said that I have been singing these songs my whole life...I just never opened my mouth. I began whispering lyrics and humming distant strands of melody when I was 11 years old. Finding my voice and gathering the courage to allow my private sounds to emerge and become "singing" wouldn't come until forty years later. So, at the age of 51, I chose to immerse myself in the world of Jazz. Stepping into this style of music felt so natural to me, I knew, I was never turning back. The feelings these songs elicit from me conjure shapes and sounds that tell stories that resonate with my own. Songs are like trying on tailored dresses. Some are like jeweled gowns. Some tell my story and others allow me to embody imagined, dreamt of characters. The music reveals the yearnings of my heart and soul. I hope these songs speak to yours.