I can almost taste freedom it's so close. Only 11 more days of working my day job and then I'm a free woman - I will finally have the confidence and right to proclaim "I'm a professional musician!"
I think I jumped the gun on it though - due to my anticipation of my newfound soon-to-be freedom - I pulled an all-nighter last night working on a project. Wow, I'm tired. I finally hit the sack around 8 o'clock this morning, and then woke up at noon to work the rest of the day.
I'm working with a fabulous filmmaker from Seattle, named Ali Mohsenian. He's done several short films that are beyond incredible. He has such a great eye. He's one of those artists I meet and think "I must work with him". Well apparently he felt the same way about my music. So we have teamed up. I will score his next short, he is going to film a music video for me and hopefully it will make some beautiful filmworks together.
Presenting my midnight oil, my latest creation: "Last Hope". I scored it as a demo for Ali for a short he's filming about a wife who loses her husband in a carcrash. The only scene I've seen so far is where she just comes home from the hospital (after seeing her husband pass away), and she steps into the bathroom and sees his tie sitting on the bathroom counter. She picks it up and steps into the shower fully clothed, turns on the water, and sits in the shower bawling. It is a very emotional scene. Enjoy.
Jennifer Thomas and Jace Vek - LIVE in concert - December 8th, 2007, Seattle, WA
I also just finalized concert plans with my good friend, Jace Vek. He will be coming out to Seattle to perform in concert with me on December 8th. If you haven't heard Jace's music, you must give it a listen. I was introduced to it 2 years ago, and again it was one of those "I must work with this person" moments. We have very similar composition and performance styles.
I'm trying to schmooze with my old connections at Seattle Symphony to book one of the smaller recital halls there at Benaroya. If any of you are in Seattle that weekend, let me know and I will include you on my email list when we announce when tickets go on sale. It will be a special concert and I would love to see any of you there! =)
Jennifer Thomas - LIVE in concert, with special guest Michele McLaughlin - October 27th, 2007 - Idaho Falls, ID
Will and I are heading over to Idaho Falls the weekend of October 27th for an alumni concert I'm attending for BYU-Idaho. We thought it would be fun to put on a concert there in IF at The Piano Gallery. If you're in the area - please come! October 27th, 7:30pm, free.
Jennifer Thomas and Michele McLaughlin - LIVE in concert - November 24th, 2007 - Salt Lake City, UT
My good friend and musical collegue, Michele McLaughlin, and I will be putting on a special Thanksgiving weekend concert at Baldassin Pianos in downtown Salt Lake City. Michele is a beautiful person with beautiful music - I'm looking forward to performing with her. And especially because I will get to perform on my dream piano - a Fazioli. (you can't see me drooling but I am). We'll send out an email to our mailing lists with concert info and tickets will go on sale soon. = )