Jazz Brunch & Mimosas w/Jamie Stewardson!

 
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Jazz Brunch & Mimosas w/Jamie Stewardson!

I've been invited by my dear friend, guitarist and Jazz Educator Jamie Stewardson to sing at the GORGEOUS Cherokee Ranch & Castle THIS SUNDAY, July 29th in Sedalia, CO.  We'll be doing a Sunday Jazz Brunch & Mimosas concert w/bassist Bill McCrossen.

If you recall, Jamie and I met for one of my 'Soulful Conversations' last year. We've known each other for 10+ years, having originally met back when I used to live in Boston and was just getting my start as a jazz vocalist. He and I joined a band with our friend (pianist & musical genius David Zoffer), so I'm thrilled that we're coming together again here all the way in Colorado!

The Jazz Brunch on Sunday starts at 10:00am and goes through 12pm. Click HERE to watch Jamie & I play our 'SoulfulSundays' duet, and then come enjoy a morning of great jazz, soul and r&b with us!


Order your Physical Copy of "Journey of A Woman" here!

ALBUM NEWS: I am in the process of recording my THIRD SOLO album! That said, did you know you can order physical copies of my "Journey of A Woman" CD directly from Rajdulari.com site? This is a LIMITED EDITION, signed and dated copy of the album. All sales of this cd will go towards studio time for the next album, which we are currently in the process of recording and hope to start releasing early 2019. (Yay!) Click here to purchase!

 
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Guess who's in New York this week?!

Guess who's in New York this week?!

Happy Thursday Loved Ones.

I am sooo excited about this weekend's show, Saturday March 17th at The Triad Theater. I'll be performing on the Upper West Side, and I can't wait to see all of you!

My dear friend, Jazz Violinist Monique Brooks-Roberts will open the show with her band, and she'll be performing her *NEW* single 'NightLife'. I can't wait for you guys to hear it.

I'll also be joined by Aaron Brooks-Roberts on Keys, Kwesi Robinson on Drums, Rogerst Charles on sax, annnnnd we'll have a special guest, my friend Rob Clove who will be joining us for a special performance of his song "Little Black Boy", as well as my girls Steffany Bready-Edwards and KiKi Hawkins on background vocals.

When I tell you this is going to be an ah-may-zing show? I can't wait!

Don't miss it, y'all. We go on at 9:30pm EST and you can get tix here. As always, thank you all for your amazing support, and I can't wait to see you all this weekend!

Love,
 

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Boulder, I can't wait to see you on Saturday, March 3rd!


Boulder, Loved Ones, I can't wait to see you this weekend!

Happy Thursday, Loved Ones. I'm so excited to share with you a few of my upcoming concerts that I have in Boulder, Denver AND in New York!

This coming Saturday, March 3rd, I'll be performing at The Laughing Goat coffee house in Boulder. It's my first time playing in Boulder since we moved to Denver, and I'm so excited to be making music there! There's no cover charge, just a suggested donation of $5-$15, so come on out and enjoy our special blend of Jazz, Soul and R&B. For more info, click here!

(Scroll down to see all of my upcoming performance dates...)


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Denver

MARCH 10th- I'll be performing as the featured vocalist at 'Jazz It Up', a musical celebration of Jazz with the Colorado Women's & Men's Chorales at the Augustana Lutheran Church!


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New York

MARCH 17th- I'm excited to be performing at The Triad Theater on March 17th, with some amazing special guests!


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I have a lot of awesome music coming up for you in the next few months, Loved Ones.

Check out my list of performance dates here, and hopefully I'll see you out at a show soon!


Soulful Sundays- 'That's All' ft. Guitarist Jamie Stewardson


Happy Sunday, Loved Ones!

Over the holidays, my awesome friend & guitarist Jamie Stewardson stopped by our studios to record a few clips with me for my YouTube channel. Since we're nearing Valentine's Day, I figured I'd share this gem with you.

Click here to watch my latest 'SoulfulSundays' video.

I've had an awesome week, y'all...

Rehearsals for 'Colorism' are in full swing, and we're getting ready for opening night on Feb 9th. (Check out some behind the scenes pics here!)

We released the latest flyer for my March 3rd show w/my band in Boulder at The Laughing Goat coffee house. I'm super excited about this one, as I've been wanting a show in Boulder since we first moved here! (Click here for info!)


I had a great time 

singing @ The Crimson Room on Wednesday!


And, just yesterday, I had another studio session w/my friend Callum Neeson, who's releasing an EP of all of his dope original music that he asked me to sing on. I can't WAIT to share it with you guys, his music is awesome! (Check out a studio clip here).

NEW YORK Loved Ones, I can't wait to see you!

Finally, I have another big announcement to share with you soon, but I can't tell you until I have official confirmation! (hint: it's another theater opportunity, eek!)

Soo much goodness is happening, I can't do anything but be grateful and send out my sincere thanks and love to all of you for hanging in there with me and supporting this journey.

Scroll down below to read all about my performance dates, and I hope to see you out at a show up close and personal soon!

Love,

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 I can't believe that our new play 'Colorism' opens THIS weekend in Denver, on Feb 9th! ( Get tix here .)

I can't believe that our new play 'Colorism' opens THIS weekend in Denver, on Feb 9th! (Get tix here.)


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I have a lot of awesome music coming up for you in the next few months, Loved Ones.

Check out my list of performance dates here, and hopefully I'll see you out at a show soon!



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Singing for 50,000+ people was just as scary (and fun) as it sounds!


Happy Sunday Loved Ones!

Things have been happening so fast around here, I have to make sure I'm reaching out to you so that you'll be in the loop with all of the awesome-ness that's going on ;).

I hope you all have had a wonderful week so far. I've been on an amazing musical roller coaster since 2018 started.

Scroll down to read about all of the happenings, whew!

All pics below are courtesy of Ryan Landell.


First, I wanted to share the second video from Jan 9th and our MLK Humanitarian Concert.

I sang a Jazz classic, 'Blues in The Night' and had such an awesome time with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra! 



Second, my sis SuCh and I performed at the Martin Luther King 'Marade' on January 15th.

And we watched our sister KerrieJoy bring the house down with her 'I'm Rooting for Everybody Black' Poem (watch THAT here!)



Then we sang at the 2018 Women's March in Denver on January 20th in front of almost 50,000 people!

And watched KerrieJoy give another incredible performance at the March with her poem 'Can I'. (Watch THAT here!)



I can't even begin to tell you how nervous I was, singing for a crowd that large. There were reports that at least 50,000 fierce women (and men) were at the march that day, so I felt especially honored to be asked by my friend SuCh, Angela Astle of the Athena Project Arts, and the March on Colorado commission to be there!

Just too grateful and excited about that moment in time, I'm still pinching myself!



Can I just tell you how grateful I am with all of the opportunities that have come since we've moved to Denver? And how incredibly excited I am to be having these ah-may-zing performances with my sistagirls SuCh and Kerrie?

BlackGirls are winning in Denver, chile. And I, for one, truly can't wait to see what the rest of 2018 brings. 


That said, Loved Ones, scroll down for info on my upcoming performances (I'm acting in a PLAY, can you believe it? ;)) The next few months are going to be packed with activity, and I am so excited and ready to get started!

As always, I thank you all so much for your continued support, and I hope to see you out at a live concert or event soon! 

P.S. 'Soulful Sundays' comes back next week with new 'duet videos' & more. Cant wait to share these clips with you too! 

All my love,


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COLORISM PLAY: Breaking the Chains of Complexion

One of the things I've been wanting to do since moving to Denver, is to expand the work that I do as an artist. I love to sing, but I've also been very interested in getting into acting as well.

I used to act in plays and theater troupes all throughout high school, so it feels awesome to be returning to a part of my creativity that I haven't explored in a while!

That said, I took a huge leap of faith and auditioned for (and was accepted in) a play here in Denver, called 'Colorism'.

It's presented by this amazing group called 5280Artist Coop (led by '3 ladies & a man' ;)).

Check out their dope Mission Statement here:

'5280 Artist CoOp is a company formed for the purpose of bringing artists together from all disciplines to produce great art that touches the heart of our community. Through poetry, theatre, music, and fine art we strive to deliver experiences that capture the imagination, warm the heart, and uplift the spirit.'

ABOUT COLORISM: 'Back by popular demand with a new and exciting cast. The stage play Colorism - "Breaking the Chains of Complexion", thoughtfully explores the dynamics of intra-racial discrimination. It is written and directed by Denver's own Kenya Fashaw

5280 Artist Coop invites you to come hear the compelling stories told by Dark & Light Skin Brothers and Sisters. They will make you laugh and tear your emotions to the bone.' 

This play is soooo thought-provoking, and it sparks some true emotions about our community and how we can learn from our past mindsets and practice more unity as we work to figure out how to move forward in today's current climate.

I love how it challenges my thinking as a Woman of Color and an artist, and I'm so honored grateful to be a part of such an awesome project.

I don't want to tell you much more about it because I'm hoping that you'll come and see it if you live in Denver!

The play opens on Friday, February 9th and runs each weekend through February 25th. 

Get tix here!


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I have a lot of awesome music coming up for you in the next few months, Loved Ones.

Check out my list of performance dates here, and hopefully I'll see you out at a show soon!

  • January 31st *NEW DATE*- Jazz w/Stu MacAskie @The Crimson Room (9p-12pm)

  • Feb 9-25th- 'Colorism' Play w/5280 Artists Coop

  • March 3rd- The Laughing Goat, (my first gig in Boulder, yay!)

  • March 10th- Rajdulari w/The Colorado Women's & Men's Chorales (@Augusta Lutheran Church)

  • March 17th- The Triad Theater (w/special guest, Monique Brooks-Roberts!)

  • May 31st- Quinlan Cafe @Swallow Hill (Acoustic Gig w/Andrew Friedrich)


'BlackGyrl' Magic in Denver!


Happy New Year, Loved Ones

I hope you're having a wonderful start to 2018 so far! These first two weeks of the year have been SO awesome for Rajdulari Music, I am truly grateful. I can honestly say that I'm soooo pleasantly surprised at the way things are kicking into high gear here in Denver!

My First Gig of 2018 was on January 9th, performing for the 2018 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Awards. I was asked to perform two songs in the program. 

And, while I truly enjoyed performing with the Colorado Symphony, the biggest treat of the night for me was being able to sing my OWN original song, BlackGyrl, LIVE on the Boettcher Concert Hall stage. (Click here to watch the video!)

Listen, we BlackGyrls are magic,

do you hear me?

The entire MLK Humanitarian Awards concert was amazing; chronicling Dr King's life and works, and honoring so many members of the community who have done such incredible work here in Denver.

But, it meant the world to me that they allowed me to share my personal dedication to 'BlackGyrls' that night, in song, and with some of my favorite black women and musicians in Colorado.

Y'all already know how I feel about supporting and uplifting women of color (Black Girls in particular), so it really touched my heart to be a part of such an awesome event, and to be able to share it with some of the fiercest Black women I know. ;) A girl is humbled and grateful, y'all...

That said: scroll down to see more pics from that night, AND to hear all about some amazing upcoming performances I have in store for you!

(Pls Note: all pics in this blog post courtesy of Photographer Ryan Landell, and the 'BlackGyrl' video footage was captured by: Cortex 86'd Productions )

Thanks for reading, Loved Ones. Tune in next week for another vid from this event, and I can't wait to share even MORE good news with you soon!

Love,

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We were even blessed to be able to bring in the incredible violinist (and my bestie) Monique Brooks-Roberts to perform with us! (Pic: Ryan Landell)


We were also thankful and grateful for our friend, Pianist Mike Chipman, who invited us and helped us put this magical event together. Thanks so much Mike! (Pic: Ryan Landell)


New York Loved Ones, I'm coming back March 17th! GET TIX HERE

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I have a lot of awesome music coming up for you in the next few months, Loved Ones.

Check out my list of performance dates here, and hopefully I'll see you out at a show soon!


Rajdulari's Soulful Sundays- w/Special Guest Mike Chipman! (+BONUS Vid)


Happy Sunday, Loved Ones!

For this week's SoulfulSunday series, my friend and Pianist Mike Chipman stopped by our house to perform TWO special songs just for you, Loved Ones.  

(Click vid above to watch the first one, then scroll down to see our BONUS vid below!)


Happy Holidays!

After a long 12 months, it's finally here...the end of one of the hardest years we've had in a long while is coming to a close.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to say 'Bye Felicia' to 2017, and embrace 2018 with open arms. :)

I'd like to wish you and your families a very Happy Holidays from myself and all of us over here at Rajdulari Music headquarters <3 (believe it or not, I actually have a small team now, yay!). 

For this New Year? I'm wishing all of us more peace, more compassion, more community, and more love. I hope that all of your personal and business dreams come true next year.

And I also hope that we as a country can hopefully see a peaceful resolution to all of this political conflict we're experiencing right now, too. 

That aside, I have some AWESOME news to share with you Loved Ones that I've been holding on to for a while now. (Read on for more details below)

Have a wonderful holiday with your family, and I'll see you next week, Loved Ones!

Love,

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:

Did you hear the news, Loved Ones? Mike has invited me (and several other special guests) to perform with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on January 9th for the 2018 MLK Humanitarian Awards.  I'm soooo excited, this will be my BIGGEST gig ever, and it's for such an amazing cause, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of his passing.

Tickets to this event are 100% FREE, but you DO need to get them in advance.

Click HERE to get your free tickets.


 Don't forget to come check me out w/Stu MacAskie &amp; his Blues/Jazz band at The Crimson Room on Dec 27th!  Click here for more info.

Don't forget to come check me out w/Stu MacAskie & his Blues/Jazz band at The Crimson Room on Dec 27th! Click here for more info.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I have a lot of awesome music coming up for you in 2018, Loved Ones. Check out my list of performance dates here, and hopefully I'll see you out at a show soon!


BONUS VID: 



'Denver Vocalists truly are the best'- & come see us at Dazzle tonight!


Happy Sunday Loved Ones...

I'm so excited, I've been invited to be a quest vocalist on my friend JoFoKe's Holiday Concert here at Dazzle TONIGHT, Sunday December 10th at 7:00pm. (Click here for tix!)

Denver Vocalists are the best!

Lemme just tell you, one of the beautiful things I've experienced since moving to Denver, is the camaraderie & love I've experienced amongst the many vocalists I've met and worked with... 

  • From my first meeting with vocalist -and now dear friend- SuCh, who literally welcomed me w/open arms (& tons of networking connections), to

  • Sharing the stage- and drinks and love- w/vocalist Brittany Evan Williams, and

  • Sanging and spending time w/vocalist Stephanie Hancock, & sharing the stage w/her at the Soiled Dove, to

  • Being honored to sing & spend time w/vocalist JoFoke, her band and family.

EACH of these women are so incredibly talented in their own right, and each of them have spent their time getting to know me, or stopping by my show, or making it a point to connect me with musicians here, and just in general opening their hearts and platforms to share something with me that has helped my transition here. And I, in turn, have truly enjoyed being at their shows, sharing whatever information I had, and supporting each of them as well.

Ladies, I just want you to know that your friendship has meant the world to me, and it warms my heart that we all can share, love, grow, and make music together the way that we do.

I have always believed that 'there's a microphone and a stage for everyone', and that fellow vocalists should work together and help each other. There's no point in blocking anyone's blessings, chile, because when it's your time? It's your time. And these Denver sistas embody this in word and deed. For this, I am truly grateful. <3

That said, it's time for me to get back to the grind and get ready for my show tonight, Loved Ones.

I have SOOOO much goodness coming up for you in 2018! 

Scroll down to see my upcoming performance dates, and to check out some holiday goodness in this 'Christmas Time is Here' Soulful Sundays vid w/special guest-guitarist Andrew Friedrich.

As always, thank you for supporting the music, and I hope to see you out live at a show soon.

Love,

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

Check out the dates below, and come hang with us and hear some beautiful music for the holidays (and beyond)!



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'Butterfly' LIVE @Dazzle (Plus NEW concert dates!)


Happy Sunday Loved Ones!

How are YOU doing? Are you having a good wind down to the weekend so far? I know I am. ;) I've just landed in NewYork for a 3-day work whirlwind, and I am writing to you from my hotel room in the city...

That said, lemme tell you...

Soooo many good things happened this week! I had an opportunity to see Denver's own Dianne Reeves be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame AND hang with her backstage. That was the highlight of the week for me! But I also have hired a new Virtual Admin for all of my RajdulariBiz stuff (welcome, Ashley!), and have received a slew of new bookings for 2018. 

So, I'm ending this week on a wave of excitement and gratitude. :)

  SuCh ,  Dianne  &amp;  Me  @Colorado Music Hall of Fame event in Denver. Can you tell how excited I was?!

SuCh, Dianne & Me @Colorado Music Hall of Fame event in Denver. Can you tell how excited I was?!


Soulful Sundays

For this week's Soulful Sunday series, I wanted to share with you a clip of us performing 'Butterfly' at Dazzle. We had such a blast doing that show, and I can't wait to perform at Dazzle again one day soon! Click here to watch, and then scroll down for a list of all of my NEW  upcoming performance dates. 2018 is already filling up, yay!



UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I've got some great shows coming up for my Loved Ones in Denver. Check out the dates below, and come hang with us and hear some beautiful music for the holidays (and beyond)!

More details will be shared later, but I can't wait to sing for you all again soon. Thanks for reading, Loved Ones, and I'll see you next week!

Love,

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Rajdulari's Soulful Sundays- 'Bahia' Live @Soiled Dove

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Happy Sunday Loved Ones!

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend with your family.

Right before Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of performing at The Soiled Dove here in Denver for my friend Mike Chipman's debut concert.

The venue was almost sold out, the guest artists were awesome, and the stories that Mike told while on stage were moving and insightful. 

Got a chance to meet and sing with Jazz Vocalist Stephanie Hancock (which was amazing), and my dear friend SuCh even jumped on stage and joined us for a song too. It was such a magical night!

I had a blast singing with this band, and I hope to do something again with Mike's project very soon!

Scroll down to see more pics from the show, and to check out my latest concert dates for December, (I've got some good ones coming up ;)), and then come and see me perform LIVE in Denver before the end of the year!


All pics (except pic 1 & 2), courtesy of Ryan Landell Photography....


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I've got some great shows coming up for my Loved Ones in Denver. Check out the dates below, and come hang with us and hear some beautiful music for the holidays!

More details will be shared later, but I can't wait to sing for you all again soon. Thanks for reading, Loved Ones, and I'll see you next week!

Love,

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Rajdulari's (Soulful Sundays)- Phoebe Snow Tribute...

Happy Sunday, Loved Ones!

And welcome, again, to my new blog spot here on my Rajdulari.com site! This week, I have a SPECIAL treat for you. I have a new guitarist friend, Andrew Friedrich, and he stopped by our house to help me record two special 'Soulful Sunday' vids for you! 

...special thanks to videographer Ryan Landell for capturing our session. :)


Either or Both (Phoebe Snow Cover)

When I was growing up in the late 70s/early 80s, my mom played a lot of great 70s Soul Music. From Phoebe Snow, to James Taylor, to Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, The Clark Sisters, and all of that good classic soul music of the time. This Phoebe Snow tune was one of my faves, so I was excited to have Andrew perform this special duet with me! (Scroll down for a special BONUS vid, too! ;))



Christmas Time is Here

In all my years of singing, I'm surprised that I've never done a holiday album, seeing as Christmas is truly my FAVORITE time of the year. I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a girl I loved seeing all of the snow falling, and the beautiful way that the city would be decorated for the holidays. It always brings back beautiful memories, so I thought it would be great to perform one of my favorite holiday tunes for you as a start to this year's Holiday season. :)


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES

I've got some great shows coming up for my Loved Ones in Denver. Check out the dates below, and come hang with us and hear some beautiful music for the holidays!

More details will be shared later, but I can't wait to sing for you all again soon. Thanks for reading, Loved Ones, and I'll see you next week!

Love,

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Rajdulari's (Soulful Sundays) 'Miracles'

Happy Sunday, Loved Ones!

Welcome to my new blogspace on my Rajdulari.com site :). Hope you've had a great weekend! After two weeks of traveling back and forth to New York, I was happy to spend a quiet week back home in Denver..

Annnnd, I'm so excited to share with you the video clips from our concert at The Delancey on 10.13. TruVibe was awesome. Singing w/my girl Steffany Bready-Edwards again was awesome. And everyone who came out that night made it such a warm and magical experience.

We had a blast, and I truly can't wait to do it again soon!

That said, we hope you enjoy this clip, scroll down to see a bonus vid for this week, and remember to visit & subscribe to my YouTube Channel to stay posted every time I post updates!...

I'll have some more performance news for you soon, too, Loved Ones. In the meantime, have a great week, and I'll speak to you next Sunday. :)

Love,

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