I like to think of myself as a new, although not a young voice. Growing up in what was then called Sugar Hill, in New York City, the strains of Big Band Jazz (my parent’s music), Be-Bop, Blues and Mambo could be heard everywhere. I sang, listened to and enjoyed the sounds of my generation, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Latin and Doo Wop music: the sounds of Dizzy, Eckstein, Sinatra, Prysock, Noro Morales, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan as well as the music of my mother's gospel choir filled our apartment
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