ticket front jota FINALOn November 21st, I had the privilege of hosting a sold out crowd at my
most recent Manitoba Collaboration Project concert – “Jota”.  It was a pleasure to collaborate with pianist, Madeline Hildebrand, whose charisma and musicality was amazing.
Working with such a force at the keyboard was so satisfying – the first of many concerts with this fine musician, I’m srue!

The evening was a musical and culinary tribute to Spain, and what a tribute it was.  Of course, travelling to Spain wasn’t without its layovers in other countries – we started in France (Bizet, Debussy & Ravel), detoured to Argentina (Ginastera), and spent a little time in Italy and Austria (Rossini and Mozart), but eventually landed in Spain with De Falla – the trip was exciting and the stories we told were rich with character and color.

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Transforming a home into a concert ed web keep_MG_1916venue was as fun as always, and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful Essex Grand delivered for the event, making it a very special concert indeed.

The evening ended with Tapas and dessert – catered by my go-to chef, Pauly Grace, an artist in her own right. The Spanish-inspire menu was amazing – thanks to Pauly and her daughter Chelsea for taking such good care of us, leaving us well fed, and that much closer to the true Spanish EXPERIENCE!

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Looking forward to many more collaborations with fellow Manitoban Artists as part of what is seeming to become a tradition – the Manitoba Collaboration Project!


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