I'm turning 40 on June 9. I feel in my mature clear creative voice. I'm sitting on an abundance of improvisations and songs. How on earth to make albums? Where does the money come from, the musicians, the time, the return? There's a sense that this creativity needs support, needs help; has something to give, and would love to be approached professionally.
Teaching provides a clear, modest but reliable income. Artistry seems so much more fragile; finding the time to practice and polish and offer is challenging... nevertheless she persisted!!
But it feels important and not to be put in the margins.
So, I'd like to ask my friends and family, students and community if you would like to give me a birthday present of any size contribution towards making TWO albums: