In my heart… I’d love to invite everyone to a holiday party this year! Imagine a big sunny event with amazing music along the lines of the Newport Jazz festival! “The more the merrier” sounds wonderful to me! Things will, in fact, be pretty low key around here though – maybe at your home too? This year will still be an improvement over last year’s barely-there holiday though.
We’ve all experienced a reality shifting two years, and 2022 is coming. I like the idea of just enjoying this moment just how it is, and seeing what our new year brings without any expectations – as Lennon & McCartney would say – to just Let It Be. Taking relaxed time with family and friends will be a treat this year even at a modest scale. Of course I’ll play the piano too – I’ve had some requests already – so I’ll pull out some seasonal favorites and practice them a bit. (btw, what’s your favorite holiday tune?)
As 2021 winds down, I’m thankful for the positive experiences: two top jazz albums this year, (Transparent Sky 2021 Top Jazz Album at All About Jazz), a new piano, and every day support from family, friends and music lovers around the world. I’m happy to be here, and yes, I’m looking forward to new experiences in 2022.
Wishing you, your family and loved ones a joyful holiday season, and a happy and healthy new year.