When the non-profit Sing for Hope scattered 88 pianos throughout New York, I came, I saw, and I sang...for hope.
New York, June 2013
Cover of a Billie Holiday classic and jazz standard, Without Your Love.
The second installment of my annual "Ditty for the City", which sees me performing the same song ("I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free") on as many street pianos as I can find. This year's host city was Montreal, Quebec and the total number of pianos was 14. Stay tuned for 2015!
A Nina Simone classic performed at Montreal's Café Dépanneur. Recorded February 16, 2015.
April 25, 1917 marked the birth of the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. It also marked the death of Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopes in 2002. This is my way of tributing both of them, in 2014.
April 7, 2015 marked the 100th birthday of jazz music's pivotal vocalist, Billie Holiday. Kyle Mooney, backed by a 4-piece band and a roster of vocalists, paid tribute to Lady Day by performing her most seminal songs, introduced by readings from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues.
To mark the would-be 76th birthday of his favourite singer, Kyle Mooney tributes music's original bad girl Etta James as only he can.
Impromptu cover of the timeless jazz standard, at Montréal's Café Dépanneur.
Sights and sounds seen and heard along an Amtrak train trip from Chicago to New Orleans.