Barbara produces CD projects for vocal jazz artists. She works with the
artist to select musicians, arrangers, studios and music. Prior to going
into the studio, Barbara works with the artist on vocal performance including
technique and interpretation. Her goal is to create a project that reflects
the artist’s singular vision and unique voice.
Mark Winkler’s “The Company I Keep”
My newest project with Mark Winkler, ‘The Company I Keep,” released in May 2017, is being lauded by reviewers, saying “Mark is a “Storyteller Supreme”, “He owns the top of the rung”, “Chops and intellectual affinity for writing..”, A 5-star CD”, “Winkler pulls out all the stops”, “Mark’s interpretations have depth and understanding and his performance is enhanced by his mature vocal sound…”The CD is already among the top selling vocal jazz CD’s on Amazon.
Mark includes some of LA’s top jazz musicians including Jamieson Trotter, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Larry Koonse, David Benoit, John Beasley, Eric Reed, Lyman Medeiros, Josh Nelson, Mike Shapiro, Bob Sheppard, Rich Eames, Bob McChesney, Paul Cartwright, Don Shelton, Brian Swartz, Ron Blake, Kevin Winard and duets with Jackie Ryan, Cheryl Bentyne, Steve Tyrell, Claire Martin and Sara Gazarek. Mark performs originals as well as songs by Prince, Donald Fagen, The Gershwins, Leonard Bernstein and others. “The Company I Keep” demonstrates the reason Mark has found his way to the top of the list of male vocal jazz artists. Check out Mark’s video “Midnight in Paris” from “The Company I Keep.”
Ron Boustead’s “Unlikely Valentine”
I’m pleased to have been a production consultant for vocalist, Ron Boustead’s fantastic new CD
“Unlikely Valentine.” Released in February, this wonderful project with originals, standards and
some surprises has been receiving stellar reviews! Bill Cunliffe, Mitch Forman, Bill Cantos and
Pat Kelly contributed their arranging talents, all performed by some of L.A.’s finest musicians.