Category Archives: Those I work with

Birthday fun at Chez Albert


Jon Fisher and Barbara Ween are celebrating birthdays at Jon Fisher’s Gig at Chez Albert, Amherst downtown. Green Street Trio members Paul Arslainian on Keys and George Kaye on Bass will join with Jon tomorrow in Amherst, Sunday, February 28  from 8 to 11 pm!

Hope you can make it!!!!

Freddie Bryant’s Jazz and Tai Chi Workshop …


Freddie Bryant’s Jazz and Tai Chi Workshop will conclude this weekend with concerts at the Arts Block Cafe on the corner of Main and Court Square in Greenfield, Mass. Freddie performed on Barbara’s CD Detour Ahead. Barbara took Freddie’s workshop this week and will be performing at the 2 pm show.

2 pm – Student Jazz/Tai Chi concert with students from Freddie Bryant’s workshops, and faculty. (Email for more information on the workshops that will take place the proceeding week in Amherst, or visit

4 pm – Freddie Bryant and the Kaleidoscope Trio (from NYC) with Willard Dyson – drums, Martin Jaffe – bass and Bryant playing Telecaster, nylon and 12-string guitars.

Shiela Jordan at the Clarion on February 8

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After my gig with the Roger Saloom Band, I’ll be heading down to the Clarion Loft Lounge to catch what I can of one of my favorite jazz vocalists, Shiela Jordan. Sheila came into her own during the Charlie Parker era and has been performing ever since. If you don’t know her work, here are two You Tube clips from 1962.

Baltimore Oriole
I’m a Fool to Want You

And here she is again singing in 2002, 40 years later.

Fair Weather

Here’s a 2011 video clip about her teaching at the UMass Jazz in July program.



Karrin Allyson and Friends in Concert – January 18

If you missed the Karrin Allyson, December 14th holiday concert, you’re not alone. That event was rescheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 7:00 – 9 pm.

Karrin Allyson will be joined on stage by the Valley Jazz Divas including
Jill Connolly, Barbara Ween, and Carol Abbe Smith and with:
Nancy Janoson – flute
Bob Ferrier – guitar
Wayne Roberts – bass
Claire Arenius – drums
Unitarian Society of Northampton/Florence
Northampton, Mass

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New CD. New Website and Blog

On September 6, 2013, I performed at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass. as part of the Northampton Jazz Festival and celebrated the arrival of my first CD, Detour Ahead.

Listen to excerpts from the CD

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Here’s a look at the front and back covers:




























And of course, if you are reading this you have made it to my new blog and website focused on all aspects of my singing career. Please browse my site and if you have any questions, contact me.