This month, I was in The Netherlands for two weeks on a little networking trip. I went there with an open mind, hoping to make some connections that may help me realize my wish to bring the "Piaf to Porter" show to a broader audience in Europe next year.
As it turned out, the trip was more successful than I could have hoped for: not only did I make all the connections I wanted, but also got the promise of help with promotion from several people in the music business, including two national radio hosts.
While talking to these people, I started to realize that I truly have the best of both worlds. I am getting the opportunity to share what I have learned about music while living in the US with audiences in Europe. And, I am doing so by presenting the songs that I love in a perfect marriage of language and culture.The music of the great French composers Michel Legrand, Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, and Edith Piaf meld seamlessly with the tunes of American legends Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer.
I feel very fortunate to be able to perform on both sides of the ocean. The music is the same here as it is there, but the presentation is a little different, and so is the audience, which makes it new and interesting all the time. Therefore I am getting the best of both worlds!
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