2016’s off to a pretty good start!

Phew! What a year, already! Just these first two months have been full of ups and downs. Here are some of the “Ups”:

Valentine’s Day was sorta of a real nice date with destiny. I spent it singing at New York’s Don’t Tell Mama’s piano bar as part of the Jazz Vox “Together Again” concert. After a lot nervousness and getting over myself and struggling through some French over a bossa beat, I’d say I did alright! Had great time! Shout out to Professor Pricilla Owens, at Hunter College ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for always believing in me and picking me for those high notes. Another Shout out to Sly Sax: Meeting you in Paris has brought me a long way. It was amazing to reunite with you on stage! Finally ๐Ÿ™‚ Gonna keep this train moving. I think its time to finally make the arty, rock, jazz, emo, pB R&B album of my dreams! For now, this is my jazz side.

Adbul Jaamal - Portrait of performance artist and dancer, Jaamil Olawale's little brother, Adbul Jaamal. This portrait, along with the portrait of Jaamil Olewale (below), was featured in Jaamil's performance "Negrophobia" for the American Realness festival at Abron Arts Center 2016

This is a portrait of performance artist and dancer, Jaamil Olawale’s little brother, Adbul Jaamal. This portrait, along with the portrait of Jaamil Olewale (below), was featured in Jaamil’s performance “Negrophobia” for the American Realness festival at Abron Arts Center 2016. This show was just INTENSE!! and beautiful. Jaamil is a much needed, relevant voice in these crazy times. The show was too real! Please check out ย the NY Times review of his Necrophobia performance here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/11/arts/dance/review-american-realnessilluminates-racial-identities-with-3-dance-works.html?_r=0

Portrait of performance artist and dancer, Jaamil Olawale. This portrait, along with the portrait of his brother, was featured in Jaamil's performance "Negrophobia" for the American Realness festival at Abron Arts Center 2016

Portrait of performance artist and dancer, Jaamil Olawale. This portrait was created in 2015, but along with the portrait of his brother (above), was featured in Jaamil’s performance “Negrophobia” for the American Realness festival at Abron Arts Center 2016. Have a look at some of his work here:

https://vimeo.com/search?q=jaamil+Olawale+

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