October 25, 2010
Hi Yall...yes...I said it Yall! Everything going ok. Still missing my Dad and brother Kamau. Looking forward to the future making music with Damu - getting some of my original tunes out there. Working on a book...slow but sho. I started tennis lessons..real slow..but fun. You know friendship is a responsibility however it should be based on love, trust and forgiveness. None of us are perfect...yet...so if you have a friend and you really love them...if they do something to hurt you...cause you know sometimes that happens...forgive them...that is if you really love them and know them and know that they would not do anything on purpose to cause your spirit harm. Life is too short for that - plus think what would you expect from them if the shoe was on the other foot. Ok yall pray for me I still have a lot of music in me and it is my goal to get it out of me and share it. I know that Father Yah will make the way. Much love. P.S. getting to know my Uncle Jessie - my Dad's brother the only elder left in my family that I have a connection to...so yea...remember...love ya family because one day they will be gone. T
July 1, 2010
I guess my heart is in a tender mood today. I was thinking about Kamau as I often do and just wanted to say how much I miss his spirit. I really enjoyed performing and making music with him. He was an excellent musician and a beautiful friend. I know wherever he is, if possible he is creating music.
July 1, 2010
My heart is hurting this morning. The world is dark. I'm not saying that there are no bright spots and that I don't seek them out - there just seems to be fewer bright spots. I pray that the world is healed. If we would only love and take care of each other and stop with all the self centered stuff. There is enough for everyone. We must share, care and teach. Some are stronger than others. The strong must reach out to the weak and the weak must be willing to work at getting stronger. We are more than what we appear to be. Love, real love is the answer. I pray to the "Most High" that we figure this out before it is too late.
October 16, 2009
Well, I don't know what it is about this month of October. It is the month of my birth - however - this is the second year that I've lost someone who I care about in the month of October. My Dad made his transition. Something in me is different - that's all I can say. I think it hurts so much because he is the last elder in my family that I was connected to - however slight. I didn't grow up with my Dad and for the past few years I've worked at having a relationship with him - mostly one-sided on my part - but that's ok. He's my Dad and I love him. I did not get to see him before hand and that hurts too. Plus he never did get to hear the CD. He did come to a few gigs over in San Francisco - which was cool. I also went to a family reunion with him a few years ago in Louisiana. I've made an attempt to be connected with my family members there - but they are not feeling it. My Dad has one brother left out of the large group of them - I'm not close with him - however - maybe I can change that - there is still so much I want to know about him.
Charles "Chuck" Hunter
October 28, 2008
This is a sad day. I just learned that Chuck made his transition. My heart hurts. Chuck was one of the first and few musicians in the Bay Area that saw fit to give me a chance. I learned a number of standards working with Chuck. We use to rehearse for hours - just learning tunes. He could make those keys dance and he knew all the great old standards. I have dozens of tapes of us rehearsing. Kamau hooked me up with Chuck and I met Ralph E. through Chuck...all three of these brothers helped me and I'm greatful for it. Well, Chuck, the last time we spoke - not that long ago - you told me what was going on. I thought you would be around for a little while longer - at least until I could see you again - I'm planning a trip to Cali end of this year...Yah willing - I was hoping we could do a gig together. I love you Chuck and I'm going to miss you. Thank you for everything from the music to the health tips..."I'll Be Seeing You".
Berkeley High Reunion
August 19, 2008
Well - my class reunion (won't say which one) is coming up this weekend in Calie...won't be able to go and I'm feeling sad about that. For all my classmates who are going..."Party Hardy" for ya girl...go down to the floor one time for me...and do it like you mean it! Does anyone remember "Git Low Dan"...wonder whatever happend to him...probably still "gettin low" somewhere. Well - be sure and sign the guessbook...I miss "YAll".
July 24, 2008
Hi - I've not checked in for a while. I'm starting a musician information/ barter board...for jazz musicians. A place where jazz musicians can trade off skills, find out about gigs, get subs and a host of other things. Let me know if you are interested - send me an email. Also, if you would like me to add a link to your web page send the info and I will. I'm also interested in doing something to help and support female jazz artist so if you are a female jazz artist get in touch - Peace
July 3, 2007
Thank you to those who took the time to email, subscrib or leave comments. I appreciate you and am grateful. I added some music clips so take a listen when you have time. Two are from the CD and two are from a live performace I did in Cali a while back. Things are moving along. I still have to take care of the mechanical rights for the CD - so - if any one out there knows anything about mechanical rights...please contact me. Curently I'm preparing for the TBAAL Event which had a date change. Those who know me know that I take great care in planning my sets and securing musicians. Please attend the show if you are in the Dallas or surrounding areas. I just completed a class on web page design and I designed a web site for women in jazz and blues - I'll let you know when it goes live. I had the best teacher - she is kind, knowledgable and always willing to help you. It was fun and stessful at the same time. So if you want me to design a web page for you...give me a few more months and let me know. I've also been bless with a mentor...Ms. Yve Evans...she is a beautiful woman and excellent musician and song stylist. Her phrasing and what she does with a song...plus her spirit and energy are just some of the things that I admire. Even though she did not know me she agreed to mentor me. Imagine that - there are still Angels and sweet spirits on earth. I am grateful and blessed. I will have her web site listed on my resource page...once I have her permission...so please check her out. Ok - that's all for now. Stay beautiful on the inside so you can glow on the outside. T
Welcome First Time Visitors
April 24, 2007
Hi - All praise to Yah. Yah is good. This is a warm welcome to my family, friends and others who might be visiting my web site for the first time. I've been looking forward to this for a while and finally, here it is - all thanks to God. Believe me, this would not have happened - if not for God. Please send me a note letting me know that you paid a visit. I'll be adding audio, updating pictures and news so be sure to come back and visit again. And if you have a picture of me giging with you that you would like to share..email it to me. Special hugs and kisses for my Cali people - I miss you. "Stay beautiful on the inside so you can glow on the outside". Love ya.
April 6, 2007
Coming soon Debut CD Releae "I AM...tonye SCOTT".