2011??!! My first “formal” and solo performance at Chalkers Pub, opened for Girls Night Out Jazz Jam. 6 jazz tunes with an amazing band. I know I don’t look like this anymore, but it was definitely me!
Since I graduated from York in 2012, I have been focusing a lot in the community – workshop participants, mentees, peers, coordinators, bosses, other people – most importantly, excluding myself.
I always tell myself, being a community artist, the artist is a part of the community too. That’s why I like to work with newcomers and women – I identify with them, and hopefully they identify with me too. We talk about things that affect us, and we sing them.
When students asked me to sing, I was always not sure what kind of sound I should sing…
*AVNU (pronounced “avenue”) is a collaborative effort by 10 arts and community organizations who provide FREE mentorship and training to young artists and arts entrepreneurs. You can check out their work on their website. I suggest all young artists should check them out.