August 2020 update-
"Suite Esmerelda" is in progress, with the help of a small federal SBA Disaster Relief loan. Rehearsals and recording time are booked. Check back (or email me to sign up for my mailing list) to get updates & a look behind-the-scenes .
May 2020 update-
It's time to switch gears - since virtually all of my non-virtual events have been cancelled, it's time to hit the recording studios (when it's safe) and finish the albums that have been on the back burner for a while. Here's what I'll be working on:
JoRazzal Music - new albums and EPs are on the top of the list now!
"Suite Esmerelda for Flute and Piano" by Eric V. Baum. Written for me as a college graduation gift, this three-movement jazz-classical crossover suite is an homage to the famous "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano" by Claude Bolling (recorded by Jean-Pierre Rampal on flute. This will be the world-premiere recording, of course! Local pianist (will name drop later!) with a global collaboration for adding bass and drums.
Compilation of the Grand Canyon - inspired flute works of Katherine Hoover. Since "Canyon Shadows" turned out so well, I will be be recording "Canyon Echoes for Flute and Guitar", plus "Kokopellil" and "Winter Spirits for solo flute, and combining all four works into a compilation CD. Name of the album "Grand Canyon Visions" is still a working title.
A new solo flute album of original music....the working title is "Bamboo Dreams" and it will likely be intentionally meditative. Or maybe not. I've got sooooo many flutes I'd like to record!
And, there will be more collaborations -
Al Jewer and I recorded half an album at the last World Flute Society Convention, and we were going to finish it this summer (but the conference was cancelled). So, there may be a (well-masked and sanitized) trip to his studio to finish it.
And if y'all enjoyed Lava Walker Live, Susan Surftone and I have plans to release a studio version, plus soem new songs, and a couple of covers, likely enough for a full album.
Plus I've got rough draft of the NAF Songbook for "Under The Stars" and the Finale transcript of Suite Esmerelda, so sheet music publishing is in my near future.
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April 2020 update
As we've all feared, entire concert seasons, music festivals, and live workshops are being cancelled for the entire summer, and possibly through the end of the calendar year, for Los Angeles County and the State of California. What does this mean for performers, teachers and recording artists? Here's how you can help!
If you're a flute student-
Try virtual lessons via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or Facebook Messenger. You can do this from your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. It works! And if your teacher (me or anyone else you'd like to try out) offers a masterclass or other paid group workshop, sign up!
If you're a fan of my music, now's the time to show support-
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I don't have subscriptions to all of those, but I'm published everywhere except SiriusXm (still working on that platform!)
Pick your favorite platform, create a playlist of my music, and run it a couple of times (while you're making dinner, cleaning the house, sleeping, it's all good). And if you have a smart speaker, ask her/him/it to Play that playlist, too.
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If you're a fan of my performing groups, e.g. Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra, Peninsula Symphony Orchestra-
Go to each group's website, Facebook page, etc., and find out what we've planned. LAFO will be releasing a new album, and likely starting a crowdfunding campaign to work on another one during this performing hiatus. BCSO is a 501c3 non-profit - consider a donation. And any other performing groups you've enjoyed in the past, please do the same for them!
March 2020 Important Announcement!
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, many performances & public events (including concerts on my Calendar of Events) are being postponed or cancelled. Please check my Calendar (or email or text me for a status update) if you were planning to come to any of my concerts. Now is a good time to consider your music streaming service options, music download options, or even physical media purchases. Many musicians are losing money (a LOT of money) due to short - notice cancellations of their concerts, private gigs, lessons with students, etc.
Thank you, as always, for your support and understanding.
Due to a lucky turn of events, I'm able to go to Tokyo! (CANCELLED)
Los Angeles Flute Orchestra - Live at the 2nd International Low Flutes Festival
March 19 - 22, 2020 in Urayasu, Japan
It's an honor to have been selected to perform at this new but already prestigious music festival. There's an outstanding lineup of both classical and jazz low flute artists from around the world, including Peter Sheridon and Ali Ryerson, who will be performing with us. I'll be playing a lot of different flutes (of course!), and a featured soloist on Native American flutes, on "Songs of the Southwest" (from LAFO's soon-to-be-released next album. Find the festival schedule HERE!
December 2019 Update!
Just got back from a wonderful trip to the Big Island of Hawai'i. While I was there, I shot some video for the upcoming studio recording of "Lava Walker". Also had an interview with Cindy Paulos of KAOI, Maui. Listen here!
A Dark Goddess - for flute and strings, is now live on virtually all streaming platforms. Ken Verheecke did a wonderful video, featuring paintings by my Dad, Anthony Lazzaro. Check out the video here!
And, last but not least - the sheet music for Katherine Hoover's Canyon Shadows - for native flute, flute and percussion, is now available at Flute World (or directly from Theodore Presser). Many thanks to Tim Land for typesetting - without his hard work, this project could not have been completed.
September 2019 Update!
Joanne Lazzaro is now LIVE on Pandora! And to make it even better, there are now THREE of me (Joanne Lazzaro, Joanne Lazzaro & DreamCatcher, Joanne Lazzaro & Susan Surftone). So, make yourself a personal Pandora Radio Station for your favorite flute music, put a few of my tracks on it, and enjoy!
August 2019 Update!
Dark Goddess has been recorded and I'm now in mixing mode. Looking for a late October/early November release date. It's been a real learning experience.
The episode of Action Bronson and Friends Watch "Ancient Aliens - The Desert Code" has been "leaked" to YouTube - watch it here!
The documentary Hanging With My Sisters has been entered into the Grammys™ - wish us luck! Our next live show is September 12th, 2019 at 8pm, Kulak's Woodshed (check the Calendar page)
July 2019 update - whew! Enjoy the site upgrades (secure https, plus added a favicon too).
The movie "Hanging With My Sisters" is out! Visit the AcmeBros website for links to viewing platforms.
Just finished recording three more tracks for the next Los Angeles Flute Orchestra album - now it's in mixing mode!
I'm producing and recording a world - premiere classical single called "Dark Goddess - for flute and strings" this August. Composed by David Solomons, it's a moody one-movement piece, and will be my first experience with remote-recording a string orchestra.
Rehearsals are upcoming for Eric Baum's "Suite Esmerelda - for flute and piano",
And, the posthumous print edition of Katherine Hoover's 'Canyon Shadows" is getting ready for printing, and yes, there's MORE!
I'm busy with rehearsals for three performances at the National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah (at the Salt Palace Convention Center) - July 31 through August 4th, 2019 WHEW!!.
June 2019 Update!
The mini-documentary "Hanging With My Sisters" is almost finished! The trailer is now available on YouTube - click HERE. And I will be going into the studio again this summer, working on two new projects - a new album with the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, and my next solo album "Suite Esmerelda" for flute & piano by Erick Baum (another world premiere recording to be released by JoRazzal Music). No vacation for me this summer!
March 2019 Update
I'm going to be interviewed as part of a documentary about female indie artists, working "under the radar" in Los Angeles. Filming has already started...so exciting! There will be more details as the project unfolds...
February 2019 News Flash!
Many exciting things happening...the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra will be traveling to Salt Lake City Utah, to perform twice at the National Flute Association Convention, AND, I will also be performing Katherine Hoover's "Canyon Shadows" too! Now working on getting the score published in time for the convention.
January 2019 Update-
The site has a new look! And the Calendar has been updated for 2019. Looking forward to seeing you at one of my next concerts ...
November 2018 News Flash --
ALL digital download sales of "Lave Walker - Live" (through December 15th) will be donated to the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund. Details HERE. Please help us help them....!
The Kulak's Woodshed live video from the Hanging With My Sisters show on Oct 11, 2108, with all new songs including the newly-released single "Lava Walker" with Susan SurfTone - watch it HERE!
Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're there!
Had a most-fun-ever interview with Dan Kepl at Performing Arts Review, We could have talked about Canyon Shadows for another hour! Watch it here.
Jonathan Widran just wrote an excellent article on Canyon Shadows - read it here!
My second album "Canyon Shadows" is finally released on my new label JoRazzal Music (and distributed by CDBaby). Here's a video!
And here's the link!
I've collaborated on an amazing Spotify playlist - Great American Eclipse - New Age Instrumental. Grateful to hear that people have been using it to relax during long medical procedures, too. Please follow and share!
I am now offering a Beginner Flute + Lesson package that includes a lovely cedar flute in A (made by Jon Norris). Find it here!
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Page last updated: December 2019
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