Friday, September 14, 2007

New Music and Concert Announcements

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. = )



Kate said...

This piece is incredible! Good job!!

The Paulks said...

I love this song! Will it be on a CD to buy? I seriously listen to your music all the time. I kind of brag about you. I feel really cool to know someone who is so talented. I'm so excited that you are performing in SLC. You have to keep me posted, because I definitely want to come!
Ok, reading through that, I sound like some psycho-stalker or something. I'm not trying to scare you. Just impressed, that's all!

The Paulks said...

p.s. I listened to your song like 6 times, sorry if that messes up your counts on the times it has been played!

Andy and Brandie said...

This hits home with me, I love it and can't wait to hear more. I will be in Seattle on the 8th and would love to go to the concert. Please let me know as soon as the tickets go on sale.

Brian & Veronica said...

I hate thinking about losing someone, I can just see her face. Horrible. But, I love your music. I can't believe how much I could see the scene, just by hearing your piece....I'm speechless. BTW, I left a comment on your new apartment listing, just want to make sure you read it! Love you. Hey, I plan to be in Washington within the first couple weeks of January, visiting family. Can't remember where they live, but maybe we can meet up! Maybe I can have a private concert at your rockin apartment!
Love, Veronica

Brian & Veronica said...

P.S. I linked your myspace music page on my blog, hope that's o.k., just want to spread the word for you a little! :)

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

Do you think you could fly to Hawaii and do your performance here sometime? Our old Bishop is the Activities President and he is always looking for people to bring in to perform for BYU-Hawaii. The hard part is alot of the students don't have a lot of money so it is hard to get people to come to paid performances. But if you are interested, I'll lend Bishop the CD you gave us and see what we could do.

Fresh Blueberries said...

Wow, I loved it! I would love to go to your concert in Seattle. Let me know!