"Ever the Winds" began as a recording of a special time in our lives as Mother and Daughter performing together -- a recording of family love -- two musicians. This tribute of love culminated into a gift of music for our dear friend that recently lost the battle to Alzheimer's Disease.
Jim came from Ireland to America as a teenager. His passion for music goes very deep -- particularly for the Folk tunes that he knew and loved as a child while growing up in Ireland. Kerri and I have recorded his two favorites and feature the talented Tullamore Celtic Band, from Rochester, NY.
Patrick Callahan - pianist
Karl Slominski - drums, trombone - "In a World of My Own"
Ann Mitchell - flute - "Kindle My Heart"
Tullamore Celtic Band - "Boulevogue" -
Dick Bolt - fiddle, Brian Coughlin - flute, Terry O’Toole - guitar
Dick Bolt - "Ever the Winds - Celtic Harp
A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON ANN
My professional vocal style is Jazz and Broadway. I have sung with a Big Band, various jazz combos and now my own jazz band. My inspiration/passion comes from singers such as: Judy Garland, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Jo Stafford and many many more! I recently began performing special concerts that feature the popular songs of those fabulous ladies.
My current work is with my Jazz combo, ANN MITCHELL JAZZ. We perform in many concerts, festivals and parties in the Rochester NY, Monroe county area. Recently, we had the pleasure of performing at the New York State Fair in Syracuse and the Crystal City Wine and Jazz Fest in Corning, NY. There are some great clips of my trio on my site www.annsings.com/gigs.htm
...December 2006 - ANN MITCHELL JAZZ is among the Rochester NY area musicians that recorded a Holiday benefit album, JOY! CELEBRATE UPSTATE. CD BABY has it here!
....and KERRI LYNN -
You can imagine my delight when my daughter, KERRI, showed an interest and talent in performance as a little girl and seemed to inherit my BIG voice! She began singing solos in school and church by the age of ten. Her classical "style" seemed to 'appear' at the age of 14! KERRI was just 15 when she recorded with me on "Ever the Winds."
KERRI LYNN attended the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, NY, where she studied with Cecile Saine. She was awarded scholarships at Eastman yearly for her studies. Kerri won first place in the "Young Artist" voice competition at SUNY Geneseo in March 2004. In May 2005, KERRI LYNN performed a solo concert at the PICCOLO SPOLETO MUSIC FESTIVAL, held in Charleston, SC.
KERRI LYNN recently graduated from the Eastman Community Music School with an Advanced Achievement Award in Voice. She was presented with a scholarship from the school music association, the teacher’s retirement association and the Traveling Cabaret of Irondequoit at her high school Graduation ceremony. Kerri had the honor of being asked to perform at both Eastman and high school Graduation. Kerri is included in the Fall 2005 edition of WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
KERRI LYNN is currently a voice student with Dr. Steven Rainbolt at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD. Her repertoire is comprised of classics by Mozart, Puccini, Handel, Grieg, Menotti and more (six languages in all!)
A LISTENER'S COMMENTS - "Ever the Winds"
"I want to tell you how much I've enjoyed "Ever the Winds". I have a 5 slot CD player and it sits in the number one spot so that it comes up each time I turn it on. You and your daughter make a beautiful sound together. My best to you and Kerri for the future." ~ Tom Rooney