new CD available on band camp click on cover image below to download tracks

new CD available on band camp          click on cover image below to download tracks

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

tiny desk

love tiny desk..
here's what I sent in...
  my embedder's on the fritz
could be drownin'

                                                        interesting variety , fun to watch...
tiny desk entries

summer performance at Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock awarded grant

    Many thanks to the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for keeping the arts alive in our communities.
    I'm looking forward to a performance on July 31st at Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts.
    Original songs on guitar, ukelele, and tank drum with surprise guests. 
     The Elemental Orchestra audience will join in rhythm and sound explorations!
    Stay tuned as Bascom Lodge's calendar unfolds.
    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

Monday, January 11, 2016

how to improvise

            Dr. Billy Taylor   on how to improvise           

Monday, January 4, 2016

"Me & Melville" available at Lee Library

I'm pleased that my CD "Me & Melville" is now available at the Lee Library.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Creative Spirit : Come to the Fair November 22nd

Many connections were made at the BFWW Creative Spirit was great to meet other writers and see their work in print....
  christmas cat / j.spies

See you there! Stop by my table to visit and hear my new CD. 
Am looking forward to seeing over fifty vendors and a fabulous array of creativity.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

soft shoe boom event October 24th

Come to a silent auction and soft shoe surprise performance
starting at 7:00 
Friday, October 24th
at the Whitney Center for the Arts
Pittsfield, MA
to support dance programs
in Nairobi, Kenya

with tap artist and founder Stefanie Weber at Whitney Gallery

to bid on my piece below and other soft shoe boom art:
"They Dance for Rain" by J. Spies 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Thanks to all who joined in the dance at the Rockwell Museum  ~
It was a joy to launch my CD 'Ecstatic Dances' on
their grounds by the river.