I don’t write about music on my this blog often enough. It happens to be my other passion. I guess I felt I might have confused all of you out there. The fact is, I think that art and music go hand in hand and usually artist have another creative side.
I was thinking of Buddy Collette this morning and a tear came to my eye. I always called him, “Angel Buddy” because he was a big mentor for me when it came to singing. The first time I saw him was in a small jazz club in Santa Barbara. When I walked in to the room, this amazing jazz group was playing. I actually saw an aura around Buddy and after I spoke with him for a bit, I realized he truly was an angel. He has a history of being a mentor to the jazz world.
The best advice he gave me after listening to me was “Be yourself, don’t try and be no one else – let your own self shine through”. I swear, my demeanor changed and I actually started singing and having a blast for the first time. Before that, I was always a bit nervous, not self assured. So, when in doubt, talk to a mentor.
Take a listen while you’re reading more about my Angel.