“A world-class songwriter- performer…with a polished vocal style and songs of substance.”
Steve Wagner ~ American Songwriter

Kiki Ebsen is a versatile performing artist who has built an exciting career as a main stage performer, recording artist and sought after keyboardist. She sings, plays, acts, writes, dances and produces shows and recordings that showcase her unique storytelling talents. As a keyboardist and singer, Kiki has performed with some of the greats in the business including Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Al Jarreau and Christopher Cross. Kiki is an engaging singer and songwriter with several original records to her name. She also created her Joni Mitchell Project to pay respect to one of her favorite singer/songwriters and performs it regularly. She has recorded nine records and her latest “Fill Me Up”, a collection of original songs, is available now at her music store with proceeds to benefit The Healing Equine Ranch 501(c)3. Kiki is the daughter of the iconic actor Buddy Ebsen and she has created and performed several tributes in his honor. Her newest one woman show, “My Buddy, The Other Side of oz” debuting this year, is filled with heart warming stories and memories of Hollywood's Golden Age.  Read more…

Wise Woman

Kiki Ebsen

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My latest release, “Wise Woman" is dedicated to my mother, Nancy Wolcott. My mother passed in 2008 on May 14. A few years later I had an amazing spiritual experience at a performance with the Central Texas Medical Orchestra in Austin, Texas. I met a woman who so closely reminded me of my mother that I had to keep doing double takes because I

My latest release, “Wise Woman" is dedicated to my mother, Nancy Wolcott. My mother passed in 2008 on May 14. A few years later I had an amazing spiritual experience at a performance with the Central Texas Medical Orchestra in Austin, Texas. I met a woman who so closely reminded me of my mother that I had to keep doing double takes because I could've sworn it was her. The song describes that chance meeting and the special message the woman had for me from my mother. Each download from this site supports The Healing Equine Ranch and the equine therapy work that I do with my horses so thank you! Also available on Pandora, Spotify and your favorite streaming platforms. Here’s to all the mothers in our lives.

Credits: Kiki Ebsen-songwriter, vocals, keys. Recorded and mixed by Steve Wallace at StKi Studios

©2024 Kiersten Music (BMI)

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Join us for an evening of music celebrating the music of the greatest jazz & pop vocalist of our generation Al Jarreau. Al was at the height of his career in the 1980's. after the success of his multi platinum records Breaking Away and Jarreau which included his international hit songs We're in this Love together, Morning , Spain , Roof Garden and more . Since his passing a few years ago we have always wanted to recreate the magic of those years seen by millions of fans around the world . We have assembled one of his greatest band of musicians consisting of keyboardist Neil Larsen, Drummer Tris Imboden , Bassist Freddie Washington, keyboardist Vocalist Kiki Ebsen, Guitarist Felicia Collins , Percussionist Lenny Castro Trumpet man Rick Braun and sax man Michael Paulo. Please join us for a magical evening and celebrate and live the music of an American Jazz icon Al Jarreau with his reunion band . This will be a very special evening with the musicians that made the music happen with Al.

$125 Front Row sponsor reserved table seats. $85 Second row reserved table seats. $75 Third row reserved table seats. $70 Gold reserved seats. $60 General Admission seats

Songwriters at Play presents an intimate house concert in the Avila Beach area featuring Kiki Ebsen, a dynamic singer, songwriter, musician and artist whose vast musical range combines elements of jazz, pop, classical and rock. Show begins at 2pm on Sat. Feb. 24 (we'll send you the address and more details after you buy tickets). Tickets are $20 general admission.

Videos: Kiki original, https://youtu.be/4lcYwNYI1QM?si=k4yXmE4g2SCw3avk

"My Buddy" performance, https://youtu.be/-qGh_TIL1to?si=MtUwEL0JxX6zA_ub

Joni covers, https://youtu.be/OIDtejGmHIQ?si=3IMTrHOjG69zx5Fg

Artist website: https://kikiebsen.com/

Whether singing standards from the Great American songbook, classic rock covers or her own original compositions, Kiki has a style that is uniquely her own. For over 20 years, Ebsen was heralded as a talented vocalist and gifted keyboard player, supporting Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists, including Al Jarreau, Tracy Chapman, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs. The youngest daughter born into a famous Hollywood family (her father is Buddy Ebsen, best known as Jed Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies”), Kiki created a multimedia jazz/cabaret revue, "My Buddy, The Other Side of Oz." She also formed the "Joni Mitchell Project," a collection of top Los Angeles players that perform a wide variety of songs penned by the iconic Joni Mitchell.

Kiki has played numerous Songwriters at Play events, and other Central Coast venues. Last fall, she sang with her trio at the Paso Robles jazz club, Libretto, and also brought "My Buddy, The Other Side of Oz" to the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre. This is the first Songwriters at Play house concert in the Avila Beach area, but we also produce events in Cambria, Cayucos, and Solvang. More info about Songwriters at Play: www.songwritersatplay.com

(we'll send you the address and more details after you buy tickets). Tickets are $20 general admission.

Join us for a night a jazz at this cozy venue nestled in town of Topanga above the San Fernando Valley. This restaurant features great wines and an amazing menu. I'll be singing standards and other cool songs with Jeff Colella at the piano and Chris Colangelo on the acoustic bass. No cover but reservations are highly recommended!

My Buddy, The Other Side of Oz

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Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428

“If you enjoy wise and witty storytelling, celebrity insider nostalgia, exquisite jazz-influenced musical arrangements, and an examination of a life well lived, then Kiki Ebsen’s My Buddy: The Other Side of Oz was custom made for you.” - ~~Clifford Bell — Cabaret Scenes

“…Good music, warm stories and silky vocals from jazz musicians and a beautiful vocalist…Kiki Ebsen leads the band in a vocal tapestry in telling her father’s historic career with the most talented musical performers I’ve ever heard…a wonderful and intimate show…that will warm your heart with passion and love.” - ~~ Lorenzo Marchessi — The Geek Authority

Kiki Ebsen performed in Cambria last November as part of Steve Key's Joni Mitchell Tribute. She now returns to The Cambria Center for the Arts with her own production called "My Buddy, The Other Side of Oz". Having recently completed a four week residency at The El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, this exciting new cabaret-style jazz show features Kiki on vocals and storytelling backed by seasoned jazz pianist Jeff Colella and acoustic bassist, Chris Colangelo.

The show will features stories about her father's amazing career in show business with songs from the Great American Songbook, recorded originally on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" CD. She released that CD Father's Day 2014 and each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. The show is further augmented by pictures and nostalgic video clips from her family archives.

"My Buddy, The Other Side of Oz" is a historical look back, with a personal touch, at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

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Join us for a special night of jazz featuring singer Kiki Ebsen and jazz pianist/composer Jeff Colella. Two shows 6:30 and 8:30pm. Kiki and Jeff are internationally performing artists and the night will be a mix of tunes that will range from originals to standards to the music of Joni Mitchell and Al Jarreau. Also featuring Chris Colangelo on acoustic bass,

Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project

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Festival of Arts/Pagent of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Road , Laguna Beach, CA 92651

“Purely terrific” — Myrna Daniels ~ L. A. Jazz Scene

We're back! This is more than a just a tribute to Joni Mitchell, Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project offers up creative and skillful arrangements of Joni's extraordinary catalog. Kiki and her all-star band explore an array of material spanning four decades infusing their own musical talents while honoring the essence of each song. Their set includes the essential songs of Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now, Free Man in Paris, Case of You) as well as the deeper tracks (Sex Kills, Black Crow, Two Grey Rooms). Kiki delivers beautiful renditions on both piano and guitar, from early years of "River " and "Chelsea Morning" to high energy band tunes like "Raised on Robbery" and "Woodstock". This band covers it all.

Kiki Ebsen - lead vocals, piano, guitar Grant Geissman - guitar, bg vocals Terry Wollman - guitar, bg vocals Bernie Dresel - drums Steven Lawrence - bass

“Kiki Ebsen is extraordinary... ” — Susan Hartnett Davis ~ Director of Special Events - Laguna Festival of Arts

“If you’re a Joni Mitchell fan, you will become a Kiki Ebsen fan as she faithfully performs a variety of Joni’s songs in a wonderful show... ” — Stephen Bishop ~ Grammy winning recording artist

www.jonimitchelltribute.com

Kiki Ebsen, an original concert

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Festival of Arts/Pagent of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Road , Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Kiki Ebsen – vocals / keyboards Grant Geissman - guitars Bernie Dresel - drums Steven Lawrence – bass

Kiki Ebsen is an award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has built an exciting career as a main stage performer, recording artist, and sought-after keyboardist. Kiki’s solo shows include a diverse collection of beloved songs that feed the heart, body, mind, and soul… an evening of entertainment you won’t want to miss. Her originals songs cover a broad range of styles… jazz, R&B, folk, pop, country and rock, and she often includes songs from her eery popular Joni Mitchell Project.

Her latest CD, “Fill Me Up” was released in 2020, and prior to that, she released “Red,” and “The Beauty Inside,” which have earned acclaim from international reviewers and peers alike. Kiki’s CD, “Scarecrow Sessions,” is a collection of jazz standards taken from her father’s early movies and musical productions. She is currently performing a cabaret show in his honor called "My Buddy"

Kiki has toured with Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling artists including Chicago, Christopher Cross, Tracy Chapman, Boz Scaggs, Al Jarreau, Namie Amuro, Michael McDonald, and Wilson Phillips, among many more. In 2020, Kiki initiated a weekly livestream, “The Songwriter’s Living Room,” from her Healing Equine Ranch, which still continues to keep audiences engaged and uplifted throughout the COVID lockdown. For more on Kiki, visit: www.kikiebsen.com

What people are saying about Kiki Ebsen:

“A world-class songwriter- performer…with a polished vocal style and songs of substance.” ---Steve Wagner ~ American Songwriter

“From her slinky, earthy style to her rich sense of melody and beautiful voice, this album is full of gems and treasures that I will enjoy forever.” ~~ Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

“Scarecrow Sessions showcases her classically-trained voice imbued in its warm, elegant, and inspirational performances.” ~~Hill Rag

“I have followed Kiki since her debut…and she is well worth the attention. With her well-crafted and personal songwriter “pop” somewhere between Carole King, Charlotte Martin, and Norah Jones, she got herself a place in my heart.” ~~Pär Winberg, Melodic.Net

“’Fill Me Up’ is a new album from my brilliant friend Kiki Ebsen, who delivers a wonderful sonic landscape in the best traditions of classic songwriting and production.” ~~Christopher Cross

June 2023 marks a four week residency of "My Buddy" an exciting new cabaret-style jazz show featuring singer, pianist and storyteller Kiki Ebsen at The Monroe Forum. Backed by a seasoned jazz trio, the show will feature standards from the Great American Songbook. Recorded originally on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" released on Father's Day 2014, each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. Augmented by family pictures and nostalgic video clips, this light hearted show is a look back at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

Kiki Ebsen-vocals Jeff Colella-piano Rob Lockhart-woodwinds Chris Colangelo-acoustic bass Kendall Kay-drums

Go to elportaltheatre.com for more info about historic and newly remodeled The El Portal Theater and Monroe Forum Theatre.

Ticket prices: $45 VIP Cocktail Table/$35 General Seating

June 2023 marks a four week residency of "My Buddy" an exciting new cabaret-style jazz show featuring singer, pianist and storyteller Kiki Ebsen at The Monroe Forum. Backed by a seasoned jazz quartet, the show will feature standards from the Great American Songbook. Recorded originally on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" released on Father's Day 2014, each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. Augmented by family pictures and nostalgic video clips, this light hearted show is a look back at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

Kiki Ebsen-vocals Jeff Colella-piano Rob Lockhart-woodwinds Chris Colangelo-acoustic bass Kendall Kay-drums

Go to elportaltheatre.com for more info about historic and newly remodeled The El Portal Theater and Monroe Forum Theatre.

Ticket prices: $45 VIP Cocktail Table/$35 General Seating

June 2023 marks the four week residency of "My Buddy" an exciting new cabaret-style jazz show featuring singer, pianist and storyteller Kiki Ebsen at The Monroe Forum. Backed by a seasoned jazz trio, the show will feature her reflections growing up with a famous father as well as Great American Songbook standards that had a connection to his career. The music can be found on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" that was released on Father's Day 2014. Each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. Augmented by family pictures and nostalgic video clip, this is a light hearted musical look at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

Kiki Ebsen-vocals Jeff Colella-piano Rob Lockhart-woodwinds Chris Colangelo-acoustic bass

Go to elportaltheatre.com for more info about historic and newly remodeled The El Portal Theater and Monroe Forum Theatre.

Ticket prices $45 VIP Cocktail Table/$35 General Seating

June 2023 marks a four week residency of "My Buddy" an exciting new cabaret-style jazz show featuring singer, pianist and storyteller Kiki Ebsen at The Monroe Forum. Backed by a seasoned jazz quartet, the show will feature standards from the Great American Songbook. Recorded originally on her critically acclaimed, "Scarecrow Sessions" released on Father's Day 2014, each song sparks a different part of her father's life and career. Augmented by family pictures and nostalgic video clips, this light hearted show is a look back at an American icon that brought so many smiles to people's faces. Family friendly. No age limit.

Kiki Ebsen-vocals Jeff Colella-piano Rob Lockhart-woodwinds Chris Colangelo-acoustic bass

Go to elportaltheatre.com for more info about historic and newly remodeled The El Portal Theater and Monroe Forum Theatre.

Ticket prices: $45 VIP Cocktail Table/$35 General Seating

Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project

Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival, Wrightwood, California

The Wrightwood Arts Center (WAC) and community organizers are excited to announce the second annual Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival to be held on Saturday, May 20th. The Festival exemplifies the Arts Center’s commitment to make Wrightwood a destination for dynamic engagement with the arts in Southern California. This one-day, juried event will feature a wide variety of visual, culinary, literary, musical, textile, and performing arts, along with wine-tasting presented by regional wineries, and capped off with a poetry slam in the evening.

This is more than a just a tribute to Joni Mitchell, Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project offers up creative and skillful arrangements of Joni's extraordinary catalog. Kiki and her all-star band explore an array of material spanning four decades infusing their own musical talents while honoring the essence of each song. Their set includes the essential songs of Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now, Free Man in Paris, Case of You) as well as the deeper tracks (Sex Kills, Black Crow, Two Grey Rooms). Kiki delivers beautiful renditions on both piano and guitar, from early years of "River " and "Chelsea Morning" to high energy band tunes like "Raised on Robbery" and "Woodstock". This band covers it all.

Kiki Ebsen - lead vocals, piano, guitar Grant Geissman - guitar, bg vocals Terry Wollman - guitar, bg vocals Bernie Dresel - drums Steven Lawrence - bass

“Kiki Ebsen is extraordinary... ” — Susan Hartnett Davis ~ Director of Special Events - Laguna Festival of Arts

“If you’re a Joni Mitchell fan, you will become a Kiki Ebsen fan as she faithfully performs a variety of Joni’s songs in a wonderful show... ” — Stephen Bishop ~ Grammy winning recording artist

www.jonimitchelltribute.com

Watch Video https://youtu.be/tw4o1jBMeZI

Join Kiki Ebsen, daughter of Hollywood icon Buddy Ebsen, for “My Buddy,” cabaret-style jazz show set in a classic movie theatre built in 1937. Spend an intimate evening and hear stories about a young man from Florida who danced his way onto the stages of Broadway by day and supper clubs at night. Distinctively tall, Ebsen danced with Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley Temple, and Judy Garland in “Banjo on my Knee,” “Captain January,” and “Broadway Melody of 1938,” which remain in rotation on Turner Classic Movies. Kiki, Buddy’s youngest daughter, grew up during his decade as TV’s Jed Clampett coming home to his family at day’s end. In the 9 years that he portrayed TV detective “Barnaby Jones,” Kiki was in high school and college preparing for a music career. This journey would lead to accolades of her own. After winning the title of “College Entertainer of the Year” in 1986, Kiki started touring the country playing keyboard and singing for Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling artists like Chicago, Tracy Chapman and Christopher Cross. Four decades and 9 solo albums later, Kiki’s still on the cutting edge of her creative life.

In the final years of Buddy’s life, he and Kiki took time to reconnect. After his passing, she discovered a trunk of Buddy’s scripts and movie memorabilia. Inspired by the trunk’s contents, she decided to record an album of standards from the Great American Songbook with a connection to her dad. The attractive CD Digipak, “Scarecrow Sessions,” featured photos from her personal collection and lesser-known facts about his career. The album received enthusiastic reviews as Kiki was, after years of her father’s original suggestion, singing jazz in a way he knew she could. Fans wanted to know more about Buddy’s 7-decade career, and resulting select speaking opportunities created even greater demand for content. Together with the popularity of “Scarecrow Sessions”, Kiki ultimately developed a show that combined the music with the stories behind the songs, together with photos from her scrapbook.

Kiki Ebsen-vocals Jeff Colella-piano Rob Lockhart-woodwinds Chris Colangelo-acoustic bass

Tickets on sale now!

Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project

Vibrato, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle , Los Angeles, CA 90077

The Joni Mitchell Project returns to Vibrato! We will change up the set a little to give you a nice variety of Joni's amazing catalog. Advance table reservations strongly recommended. Two sets 7pm and 8:30pm. Stay for one or both sets. Call (310) 474-9400 for reservations.

“Purely terrific” — Myrna Daniels ~ L. A. Jazz Scene

This is more than a just a tribute to Joni Mitchell, Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project offers up creative and skillful arrangements of Joni's extraordinary catalog. Kiki and her all-star band explore an array of material spanning four decades infusing their own musical talents while honoring the essence of each song. Their set includes the essential songs of Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now, Free Man in Paris, Case of You) as well as the deeper tracks (Sex Kills, Black Crow, Two Grey Rooms). Kiki delivers beautiful renditions on both piano and guitar, from early years of "River " and "Chelsea Morning" to high energy band tunes like "Raised on Robbery" and "Woodstock". This band covers it all.

Kiki Ebsen - lead vocals, piano, guitar
Grant Geissman - guitar, bg vocals
Terry Wollman - guitar, bg vocals
Dave Marotta - bass

“Kiki Ebsen is extraordinary... ” — Susan Hartnett Davis ~ Director of Special Events - Laguna Festival of Arts

“If you’re a Joni Mitchell fan, you will become a Kiki Ebsen fan as she faithfully performs a variety of Joni’s songs in a wonderful show... ” — Stephen Bishop ~ Grammy winning recording artist

www.jonimitchelltribute.com

Watch Video https://youtu.be/tw4o1jBMeZI

$30 table/$15 bar (plus food and drink minimum)

Special Speaker Presentation Saturday, March 25, 1-4pm Join us to hear Kiki Ebsen share stories about her father, the beloved actor, Buddy Ebsen and her own entertainment career. Kiki is a well-known and versatile stage performer, recording artist and sought-after keyboardist. Refreshments will be served. $15
Call 805-495-2163 for further info!

Registration is required! Seating is limited so register early! To register and for more information call the Conejo Recreation and Park District - Outdoor Unit at (805) 495-2163 or visit www.crpd.org/reg (enter keyword - McCrea)

$15

In the lead car for the Salvation Army, riding with my husband, Steve and friend Terry. We are followed by TV host BJ Korros and singer/actress Judy Garnye and Salvation Army Band. My father was the Gran Marshal in 1968 and I am thrilled to be a part of the legacy. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an essential part of L.A. kitsch. The nine-decade–old parade will feature floats, balloons, bands, equestrians and celebrities as they ride in a U-shaped route that begins at Hollywood and Orange and ends up at Sunset and Orange.

The Wrecking Crew

El Portal Theater, 5269 Lankershim Blvd, , North Hollywood, CA 91601

Please join me and a few other great singers as we perform with original members of The Wrecking Crew - Don Randi, Don Peake, and Chuck Berghofer. The Wrecking Crew was a loose collective of session musicians based in Los Angeles whose services were employed for thousands of studio recordings in the 1960s & early 1970s, including several hundred Top 40 hits. The musicians were viewed prestigiously among industry insiders and are now considered one of the most successful and prolific session recording units in music history. The Wrecking Crew were the "go to" session musicians in Los Angeles during this time. They worked with dozens of producers including Brian Wilson, Terry Melcher, Lou Adler, Bones Howe, Jimmy Bowen, and Mike Post. They were teamed with artists as diverse as Jan & Dean, Bobby Vee, Nancy Sinatra, the Grass Roots, Simon & Garfunkel, Glen Campbell, the Partridge Family, David Cassidy, the Carpenters, John Denver and Nat King Cole. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys produced and co-wrote many of their most famous tracks, and used the Wrecking Crew's talents extensively in the mid-1960s, including on songs such as "Help Me, Rhonda", "California Girls", and "Good Vibrations" and several of their album projects of the period, including Pet Sounds (1966) and the original sessions for Smile.

Joni Mitchell Tribute

Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main Street , Cambria, CA 93428

Songwriters at Play will celebrate the 79th birthday of folk-rock icon Joni Mitchell, with a tribute concert on Sunday Nov. 6 at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre.

The cast includes Kiki Ebsen, keyboardist and singer, who has performed with the likes of Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Al Jarreau, Chicago, and Christopher Cross. She also formed the "Joni Mitchell Project," a collection of top Los Angeles players who regularly play full concerts of Joni songs. Kiki is the daughter of Hollywood icon Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett of The Beverly Hillbillies), and created a multi-media one-woman show, “To Dad with Love” https://kikiebsen.com/

Also coming up from SoCal to join our celebration is Sandii Castleberry. Her shows in the Palm Springs area regularly include Joni covers, as well as blues, jazz standards, and folk. One of her current collaborators is violinist Bobby Furgo, formerly of Leonard Cohen's band. https://sandiicastleberry.com/

Sing along with Circle Game, Woodstock, Big Yellow Taxi, Urge for Going, All I Want, and many more. The Songwriters at Play performers are singer-songwriters too, but on this show they will all be selecting songs from Joni's wide discography.

The Nov. 6 lineup also includes: SF based duo Hither, East Bay's Zoe FitzGerald Carter, Norway native Ann-Marita, Central Coast band The Taproots, L.A.'s Katie Ferrara and Brenda Carsey, and local fave Gary Garrett.

$25

In the news

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IN THE NEWS...

Kiki's songs re-discovered after 40 years!

In 1983, while attending the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, I was on a deep dive exploring the sounds and textures of music composition. Surrounded by an array of analog synths, sequencers and drums machines, my tiny dorm room was crowded with Oberheim, Sequential Circuits and Yamaha electronics. My Teac A440 4 track reel-to-reel tape machine was always ready to capture my ideas as quickly as they surfaced. 

It was somewhere during that time that the song "Dreaming" was conceived.  Upon graduation in 1985, I went into 41B Recorders, a well known LA area 48 track recording studio and recorded "Dreaming" on a grander scale. At the urging of my college roommate, I entered the song in The American Collegiate Showcase, a live competition that discovered comic Sinbad and others. (think America's Got Talent). 

I made it to the national finals, held in Los Angeles, CA and, in front of a live audience, host Mary Hart and judges, that included Ned Beatty and Jerry Mathers, won the title "College Entertainer of the Year" in 1986.

"Dreaming" was pressed into a handful of vinyl records for promotion, but because of the demand for my services as a singer, keyboardist and synthesist, my solo career was put on hold. I hit the road as a sideman on world-wide tours with major acts like Chicago, Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Christopher Cross and Tracy Chapman. Seven years passed before I went back into the studio to record my first full length CD "Red". The "Dreaming" 45s and all the other songs I wrote during college went into a box for decades never to be listened to again... until now. 

Earlier this year, a vinyl 45 of "Dreaming" surfaced in a record store where it was discovered by a rep from the Numero Group, a record label that specializes in finding quality unreleased music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They loved the rich analog sounds and electronic production of "Dreaming" and immediately recognized it as an 80s gem. We signed a licensing deal for "Dreaming", as well several more of my songs from that era, to be released over the coming months. It's thrilling to be "re-discovered" and I couldn't be happier to present these beautiful songs to the world almost 40 years later. 

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