I am mortified and no longer afraid of speaking my mind.WE are so stuck in a jazz loop, where the same peop-le play week after week etc. that we have to resort to "tribute bands". This is lack of creativity and laziness.
There is no support between people in the community, no new ideas. That;s why it fell apart. I am sorry for Tony, because he ws one off the nicer guys in jazz circles, but I dread what will happen.
Someone said to protest....aren't we a bit late???
I have never… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on July 3, 2011 at 4:01am —
THE NEW MUSIC i ADDED (i DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES ON,. IS FROM MY NEW COMPLETED AND NOT RELEASED CD "A TEASTE OF ANNIE" IT WAS ORIGINNALLY INTENDED TO BE A LOCAL SHOWCASE, DUE TO MY SPARSE GIG CALENDAR, BUT I HAVE BEEN GETTING A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE FIRST CUTS, SO I HAD IT MASTRERED AND I WILL MOST LIKELY PUT IT ON I TUN ES AS SOON AS I CHECK OUT THE CR'/S ETC.
MEANWHILE, I COULDN'T THINK OF ANY OTHERS i WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH! THAN MY PEERS.
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on December 16, 2010 at 2:34am —
I will be brief. Again, I am unpleasantly surprised by some attitudes of some musicians locally. In 40 years of playing, I NEVER was refused when I asked to sit in...this was when I asked Jack McDuff, and BB King among others and they had no problems!
In 3 weeks, I was refused here twice. I am not upset, i think it's kind of funny and it confirms my feelings that the scene here has changed.…
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on November 26, 2010 at 2:30am —
I just want to thank: Luther D, Kenny Blake, Vince Taglieri, Kevin Amos, Rashida, Malika and the people who attended our Sunday night jazz showcase. It was a blast playing with you guys and we plan on some future dates. I will keep everyone posted.
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on December 4, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I want to tell the organizers and everyone that attended Sandy;s memorial service tonite, that I am very sorry I could not attend.,.
I have been battling a stomach virus all weekend and today was the worst day. I wanted to spare all that attended my germs!!!!
I am,however very sad at the loss of a fantastic musician and great friend. Sandy was sure a pioneer for women in jazz and I thank her for that.
I know wherever she goes, she will carry on a legacy of truly… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on October 27, 2009 at 1:26am —
I received a response to an email i sent to someone that I regarded as a friend. i received an answer, but this person was very rude and condescending to me and i was quite upset. i know we all do things like that when there are other things happen in in our lives that may put us in a bad mood . I have been guilty of taking it out on someone. But I try not to do this. We are all in this for a common cause and iif someone wanted my help, I would help!! Geez, it's hard try to make a living as a… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on September 16, 2009 at 5:05am —
Not that I am a die-hard Oprah fan, but I did see a show where they talked about doing things for people less fortunate and that it lowered people's blood pressure and was good karma. So, in lieu of complaining which didn't do anything but give =me a b ad rep for...complaining....I decided to use my talents for the good of others, as well as my usual gigs and recording. I am going on the "Senior Citizen, Mentally Challenged Circuit. I will be performing every other Wednesday at a school for… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on September 12, 2009 at 4:36am —
HEY Y'ALL I WILL BE HOSTI N G A RADIO SHOW SOON AND i MAY CALL UPON SOME PEOPLE FOR INTERVIEWS ETC. JUST WANTED TO LET U KNOW
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on June 23, 2009 at 3:38am —
Since clairvoyancy is not one of my talents, I would appreciate if when there is an event to rememb er me, I sing, play keys and key bass and ain't bad looking to boot
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on April 10, 2009 at 4:11am —
IAY NOT HAVE A COMPUTER FOR 10 DAYS, SO PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU NEED ME AT 4124215217
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on March 17, 2009 at 2:05am —
I am so jazzed by the festival coming to fruition!!!! But I am also scared. I am left out of events...not because of my talent, but because some "person" deems themselves 'God for a Day" and never tells me.
Wat brought this to mind was te "Diva's of Jazz" gig. I see many missing names. WHO DECIDES WHO IS A DIVA AND WHO ISN'T?????????
WHY ARE THERE NOT "CASTING CALLS FOR ANY GIG HERE IN PGH? OR AT LEAST LET PEOPLE OTHER THAN ONE'S BFF'S KNOW ABOUT… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on February 24, 2009 at 8:46pm —
I am always never a bandleader, but I had wasted my time rehearsing with some guys I thought were loyal., but had no indication they weren't.
I HAVE RUN INTO NOTHING BUT B.S. SINCE I CAME BACK. THE SCENE HAS TOTALLY CHANGED!
ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME KNOWS i AM GOOD AND I AM 54 AND REFUSE TO DO THIS GAME OF BLUES VS. JAZZ ETC. I HAVE 2 CD'S IN THE MAKING.....ONE WITH ME AS THE WHOLE BAND.
UNFORTUNATELY, ON A LIVE PERFORMANCE THIS DOESN'T WORK.
WHAT IS U[P?????? Really?
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on March 24, 2008 at 9:30pm —