The day has come!
After months of buildup I'm so exited that my and Towering Poppies' debut album 'Fortune Songs' is officially released! It is now available for purchase on Bandcamp (CDs and digital), iTunes, CD Baby, and will be instore in New Zealand at Real Groovy (Auckland) and Slow Boat Records (Wellington). I've been fortunate to receive some really nice reviews of the record so far from the likes of Dave Sumner (eMusic), Stephen Graham (UK Jazz Critic-Jazzwise/Freelance), S. Victor Aaron (Something Else Reviews) & Richard B. Kamins (Step Tempest). 'Confidence (One)' was featured as Download of the Day on AllAboutJazz.com, and 'Lover's Knot' is featured as part of August's Utne Reader Music Sampler, with a nice blurb from editor Christian Williams. As part of my adventures in musical promotion I also starred in my first mini-documentary: an EPK about the album made by my very talented friend Chris Miller. You can watch it here. And, just to round out the formats available, I was also interviewed by Richard Kamins for a radio show based out of my future hometown of Middletown, CT. You can listen to that here. It has been really amazing to receive congratulatory messages, positive feedback and CD orders from all over the globe. I would like to thank everyone for their encouragement and support! I'm also very grateful to have had such a wonderful creative team of people to help me make this album a reality. I'm celebrating the rest of my release week with some time spent by a lake in Wisconsin. It's nice to have some time to pause and reflect after all that hard work! Thanks for reading and listening, Jasmine