Showing posts from November, 2008
My friend, sports masseuse par excellence, Henry Broda has just informed that their clinic can be reached on the following urls: Please visit them in the elegant Dymocks Building in Sydney. They're the best practitioner's on the block...and beyond! Stay well! Don't worry! Be happy! jan.s

Part One of an Interview with Hilde Hefte!

I first 'met' Hilde via myspace...

I can't recall just who discovered who but it was a wonderful cyber meeting!

I've always loved the voice of Norwegian Jazz singer, Karin Krog and for many years Karin and I corresponded via snail mail!

To my mind Hilde follows Karin's great legacy of  Norwegian Jazz singers with a  voice of subtle complexity, warmth, intimacy, poignancy and fearless irony!
Hilde has graciously allowed me an interview. I continue to learn, she is never predictable, is full of depth, generosity of spirit and self effacing good humour!


Jan.s: Hilde! Your voice and phrasing have an innate and completely at home Jazz sensibility. Tell me about your first jazz influences.

Hilde: My first influence was being born in to a family that loved music, especially jazz and classical music.
My father played the alto sax and Bb clarinet and his heroes were jazz musicians like Lester Young, Erroll Garner etc. BUT neither my mother nor my father ta…

Hilde Hefte! A force to be reckoned with!

Hilde is a cool Norwegian jazz artist with warmth and humour! Please visit Hilde's site, not only to hear her beautiful voice but discover the incredible array of artists that she also supports via her various sites. www.hildehefte.noHilde and her partner, Egil Kapstad, together have created the most wonderful CD's. Here's one of that you will love created in 2007. Hilde Hefte and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra To learn more about Egil and his incredible musical background, as a composer, and accompanist please visit his site: Wishing you happy listening. jan.s

Wonderful healers! Wonderful friends!

Here is a photo I took a few months back of two of my favourite people on the planet, Henry Broda and Nabih Moussa. Both are dedicated alternative healers who have played a major role in my journey of recovery from breast cancer. As you can see they like nothing better than a good coffee! Please visit their clinic: Much good cheer to all. jan.s
I've just had the great pleasure of giving a workshop on Performance Techniques for seven young singers at the Waratah School of Music, Katoomba, NSW. The gracious hosts, Tracey and Phil Campbell, have created an elegant setting conducive for in depth workshops. The added bonus of having their dog Teddy on board and Tracey's especially yummy home baked cookies made it an wonderful day for all. I found all of the participants truly inspiring . Thank you. Please take a look at their fantastic school A Summer School is also on it's way. Much good cheer to all. jan.s