Hey guys! Just a quick update about what's up this week:
- Only ONE WEEK until Jess Baldwin Quintet opens for Bob Thompson Band at Peoples Bank Theatre on Saturday, Aug 20 at 8PM! Do you have your tickets?
- Sound engineer Mike Landolt (Maroon 5, O.A.R., Michael Franti) and producer Jared Mahone completed the final mix on El Scorcho this week! Now it’s off to Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Lucinda Williams, Dr. John) for mastering. Getting closer!
- I’m working on merch options, as requested. :) The first items will feature the awesome El Scorcho art by Leigh Cox and Joe Ryckebosch, then I’ll add t-shirts and mugs as some new designs that are in the works are completed. UPDATE: Find merch here!
- I’ll be teaching a master class with Ravenswood’s Rave Revue show choir this week. Director Joyce Good-Pitchford does a great job with those students, and I’m honored she asked me to help with some in-depth vocal technique work.
- I’m saying goodbye this week to three high school students who’ve been with me a long time (5 years, 6 years, and 10 years). They’re headed off to college, and I’m feeling very proud. One is majoring in vocal performance at Youngstown, one is majoring in music therapy at Duquesne, and the third will remain active as a singer-songwriter while studying creative writing at OU. I know I’ll see all of them again when they’re home on breaks, and social media will let us stay in touch easily, but I’ll miss getting to see and talk to them face-to-face every week. I sincerely enjoy their company. They’re all great young people, and I know there are wonderful things in store for them and the people whose lives they will touch.
- Finally, if you’re a singer looking for a teacher who is experienced and comfortable teaching commercial styles like pop, rock, R&B, soul, indie, country, and more, search for one near you in the new directory I created at Commercial Voice Resources. Teachers, sign up! It's free!
Hope everyone's enjoying their last month of summer! It's a way too hot out for me today, so I'm enjoying some AC and books. Happy Weekend! ~ Jess