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(home page photos by Beverly Tharp - see links page)

SEPTEMBER NEWS

NO MOON AT ALL with Shanna Carlson, Linda Kosut, Cathi Walkup


 with the David Udolf Trio
 After years of performing our annual "Moon" concerts, this time wejoin forces for a non-moon concert (okay, one of us may do the title song) with David Udolf, piano, Rich Girard, bass and Eric Swinderman, guitar it will be an afternoon of solid fun and beauty. 

The legendary architectural wonder, Maybeck Studios is a gorgeous and acoustically perfect room. http://www.maybeckstudio.org/

Accompanying us is the wonderful trio of David Udolf, piano; Rich Girard, bass; and Eric Swinderman, guitar

This show will sell out and since seating is very limited (only 40 seats) please get your tickets early. 

The show starts at 3 pm., with doors open at 2:30, $20  

Click for tix  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/829166

ARTISTS' WEBSITES:
Linda Kosut: http://www.lindakosut.com
Shanna Carlson: http://www.shannacarlson.net

David Udolf: http://www.balanceandharmony.net
Rich Girard: http://www.richgirard.com
Eric Swinderman: http://www.ericswinderman.com


Coming to BIRD'S NEST SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28th, 5-7 pm,

$25, includes small plates and beverage

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GRAMMY NOMINATED NY VOCALIST ROSEANNA VITRO

& PIANIST MARK SOSKIN

Part of a three day whirlwind tour celebrating  her new CD "CLARITY", with new lyrics to the music of CLARE FISCHER  This is going to be a stunning duo performance, get your tickets early!  Click for tix:

http://birdsnest.bpt.me

 

In Other News:

Much progress is being made on my new cd/songbook

All vocals are recorded and only one song left to mix and master!

Next week we are bringing in Phil Hwkins for percussion and steel pan and Marc van Wagenigen on bass for the newest song, "Brothers, Sisters" a lively calypso Hugo wrote and played for me during a break in one of the recording sessions.  I loved it immediately, and lyrics came really fast, which Hugo liked, so it's going on the new CD! 

"The Secret of the Song,

THE LYRICS OF CATHI WALKUP"

(the first four songs  on the music page are examples)

A few collaborators and titles of the tunes:

DAVE DON'T MIND THE RAIN (Shanna Carlson, music)

DON'T TOUCH MY BISCUIT  (CW lyrics and music)

IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT (Benny Watson, music)

HOPELESSLY OPTIMISTIC (Benny Watson, music)

I CAN'T LOOK AT YOU  (CW lyrics and music)

LIVING IN A DAYDREAM  (Mike Moore, music)

I WANNA GO TO TAHITI (CW lyrics and music)

LITTLE SUZIE'S HUMMING (Vince DiCiccio, music)

and much, much more.....

ONGOING CLASSES

 SINGING WITH STYLE, DEFINING YOURS

7-session workshop,  check back for next class dates

leave a message on the guestbook if you want to be contacted for the next session or email me at cathi@cwalkup.com
  A WORKSHOP IN DEVELOPING YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE. and encompassing practical information such as counting off tunes, communicating with the band, choosing material and laying out a set , learning your range and what keys your songs are in, lyric interpretation, comfort on stage and much more.  CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION - CLASSES FORM REGULARLY

NEWSFLASH!! There are 2 new videos of 2 new songs, "DAVE DON'T MIND THE RAIN" AND "FAREWELL MS. MOSEKA" (Mike Greensill, piano, John Wiitala, bass and Vince Lateano, drums) ON YOU TUBE!  JUST GO TO YOU TUBE AND TYPE IN MY NAME

 more other news

THERE ARE THREE TRUE STORIES ABOUT MY LIFE - CHECK THE BLOG PAGE

Different projects I'm involved in:

WANT TO START YOUR OWN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES?  GIVE ME A CALL AT (510) 534-6163(510) 534-6163 

 SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY I & II (I is based around composers and II is based around singers). A Vocal Tribute to the Big Band Era with my partner in crime,wonderful vocalist/pianist SHANNA CARLSON,

We are available for private parties - we are expandable from duo to quintet

- email me at cathi@cwalkup.com for a quote

Other other news..... QUOTE FROM A SATISFIED CUSTOMER "Cathi Walkup played for my 60th birthday party held at Irish Monkey Cellars. The group was great to dance to as well as being background music. They played a variety of music pleasing the tapestry of people at my party. I am looking forward to checking out one of their concerts. I would highly recommend them for any event that needs a band for either dancing or entertainment. Thank you Cathi, and all for making my party a night to remember - my goal was to dance the night away - which is exactly what I did." Lynn

ALWAYS HAPPY TO PLAY FOR PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS if you or an organization you belong to need some swinging jazz - EMAIL ME AT cathi@cwalkup.com for a quote

NEW SONG CLIP ON YOU TUBE DON'T TOUCH MY BISCUIT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91NKwFi5B8c (You can just go to You Tube and type in Cathi Walkup - that will get you to the clips as well.) A clip from ALMOST FAMOUS - Jazz with a Plot, the new jazz musical, written and performed by myself and Shanna Carlson (with piano - Benny Watson & bass - Fred Randolph) is now on you tube - check it out by typing in my name or follow the bouncing link http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Cathi+Walkup&search=Search

We're looking for more small theaters to put this in so if you have any to recommend send me an email (cathi@cwalkup.com) or leave a note in the guestbook section. If it pans out, you get two free tickets to the show!

YOU CAN HEAR CLIPS FROM ALL OF MY CDs NOW ON THIS SITE UNDER THE MUSIC CATEGORY - CHECK IT OUT. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD ANY OF THE SONGS ON MY ALBUMS on iTunes (except Quint-Essential or ...And a Songbird in a Pear Tree, which are compilations) WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST? to find out about BIRD'S NEST JAZZ PARTY "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY", OR ALMOST FAMOUS shows, just click on the "join" link at the top of the page, right. And leave a message or a comment in the guestbook - Lemme know what you think and what's happening with you.

Have fun! Get out and hear live music! You'll be glad you did.

See you soon!

Cathi