I'm a singer and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. I share my August 22 birthday with Dorothy Parker, John Lee Hooker, Claude Debussy, and Kristen Wiig.
I grew up in Wasilla, Alaska, where my first gigs were singing Patsy Cline tunes in dive bars. I became immersed in classical voice study but spent all my free time singing along with records by Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits, to name just a few.
I was indeed willing to be lucky when I moved to New York, and New York has been very generous to me. Since my arrival in 2003, I’ve sung in operas, big bands, small bands, a vocal jazz quartet, and a country band. I made a cameo on a Moby record, and once I even performed the national anthem at CitiField for the New York Mets. I made my Broadway debut singing in Twyla Tharp’s Frank Sinatra musical, Come Fly Away. When I’m not performing or rehearsing music, I’m usually writing about creativity, food, or this city I love so much.