Here are some recent photos taken of me at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival by Vince Lim. I played on the Granville Island Public Market Stage as a part of Ben Frost's quartet.
Duo with Ambrose Akinmusire
This was taken after I had the immense pleasure and privilege of playing with my favourite trumpet player of all time: Ambrose Akinmusire.
Ambrose is an artist of boundless creativity, skill, intellect and, most importantly, humility. It's been a long time since somebody's playing touched my soul to the extent that his did.
I absolutely love playing and hearing others play at Tangent Cafe. This was taken by Vince Lim during my trio gig for their Young Artists Showcase.
My roommate wittily dubbed this one the 'joyful girl playing piano stock image.'
Fraser MacPherson Finals
I spent most of my winter break relaxing - except for the day of Fraser MacPherson Scholarship finals, which took place at the University of British Columbia. This picture was taken while I was accompanying trumpeter, Ben Frost.
I was a finalist and winner in 2015! Check it out: http://frasermacphersonjazzfund.ca/scholarship-info/2015-scholarship-winners/
Clinic at Humber College
This was taken during a workshop we (the George Garzone Quartet) were giving at Humber College.
This picture was taken by an audience member after my final recital at Berklee. As you can see, everyone in the band is smiling in this pic because I pizza bribed them beforehand... I bribed the sound engineers too. ;)
Clinic in Berk Hall
This took place the day before we performed at the American Choir Director's Association Conference. We had a blast performing in the Berk Recital Hall in front of our peers.
Jazz Performance Award
This picture was taken at David Friend Hall during the Berklee College of Music Performance Division Awards Luncheon. I'm being presented with the Jazz Performance Award by the two piano department chairs.
Dig those shoes, miright?
These two handsome men and I make up the rhythm section for George Garzone's Berklee Quartet. This snapshot was taken in our hotel lobby while we were on tour in Toronto.
Wine and Cheese Social
I'm pictured here with one of my trios after performing for Berklee's Parent's Wine and Cheese Social. I do all sorts of these gigs around campus. On top of getting paid, there's usually free food.
This has got to be one of my favourite pictures ever. It was taken at the Hilton right before the final performance of our Toronto gig. Yes, that's George Garzone. I am extremely proud and fortunate to call him my mentor and jazz father. Can't you see the Italiano resemblance?
This was taken at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston. I'm about to sing with my vocal jazz ensemble at the American Choral Directors Association Conference.