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I read 'Makin' A Living In This Business' right through from a - z Good stuff... I coudln't agree more! Lot's of wonderful advice/suggestions...thank you.
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Cool, I Love that video and together  mmm mmm tons of inspiration. Cheers, Joani
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I'm getting ready to assemble my newsletter.  I'd like to feature your blog & that video as a part of it. - Thanks for the inspiration.
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Current mood:contemplative Karl Paulnak's address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory(This is just in case you ever feel that what we do is meaningless or trivial)Welcome address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by Karl Paulnack…
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Remarkable speech!  Being the curious guy that I am, I found a video of Samuel Barber's - Adagio for Strings with the essay/poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann streaming over that beautiful tune:  Thanks so muc…
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Michael Stokes
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Tell us a little more about you in your own words (what you like, what instrument [if any] you play, etc).
I am a multi nominated and award winning Singer/ Song Writer/ Producer/ Mentor. I have 6 recordings of my own available along with hundreds of other vocal contributions supporting other recorded projects. I am always writing for others/ myself and film. I'll appear this year at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival .
I also give 5 to 10 Master Classes a year and teach privately. This is my favorite time of my life to create.
In summery and in regards to my voice I'm a kick ass Singer with no bull s***.
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Musician Vocalist, Music Educator, Song Writer
What instrument(s) do you play? (you can select more than one)
vocals (backup), vocals (soloist)
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Blues, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Soul Jazz, Acoustic, Traditional, Rap / Hip-Hop, Funk, R&B / Soul, Caribbean / Reggae, Gospel, SKA Jazz, Big Band, American Standards
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The best Speech I Have Ever Read Regarding Music and being an artist.

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

Welcome address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Boston Conservatory:


(This is just in case you ever feel that what we do is meaningless or trivial)


"One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician, that I wouldn't be appreciated. I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they imagined that as…

Joani Taylor


Posted on February 26, 2011 at 3:18pm 3 Comments

"i hear so much complaining about this subject, i just wanted to lay my practical experience on you. free.first, three pre-conditions:1. if you are a very materialistic person, skip this article, i don't think you are going to like what it says.
2. if you don't have the music where you want it art-wise, you might want to go work on that, this article isn't going to help…

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At 5:25pm on April 24, 2011, Hulon said…
I have have an artist profile page for my career as a jazz saxophone player- check it out and become a fan if you enjoy the music!
At 9:09pm on February 27, 2011, Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey said…

Hello Joani,

Welcome to Makin' Music Network and On The Visual Side Group.

I totally agree with your summarization in regards to your vocal skills. Are you one handedly trying to establish Vancouver as a jazz mecca? Tall task, but a voice like yours can make some things happen.

~ Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey ~

At 2:35pm on February 26, 2011, Mike Stokes said…

Hi Joani,

It looks like you're off to the races here!  This should have a very familiar look and feel for you.  Let me know if you need help. - Mike



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