SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Piano, Other.
By age 2, I was singing! Never stopped.
Used to attend open mic sessions and studio jams often, now perform at outdoors venues with guitarist, Firmin Oliveira, as JAZZ BREAK.
Spring, Summer 2021 - outdoors venues and private parties
Recorded our first free demo CD in Louisiana - January 2021
Spring, Summer, Fall 2020 - outdoors venues and private parties
Spring 2019 - sang last 6-months in New Orleans, my birthplace
Sang with Firmin at a restaurant in Hilo, Hawaii for 10 months until the restaurant closed end of 2018. Sang for Hilo’s Black & White Night November 2018. Performance feature for Live Aloha program December 2019 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo.
Hosted a large party 1994 for a small town and, as a singer and guitarist, formed a band, “Abita and the Antiques” in Abita Springs, Louisiana.
Sang in the Lafayette Louisiana Chapter of the Sweet Adelines under the direction of Gwen Bruton, as a clarion lead. I stood in center front position for over a decade throughout the 1970s-1980s with weekly practices and performances, tours, plus extra holiday gigs.
I have the ability to sight-read sheet music and I may very well have perfect pitch. Enjoy playing a variety of musical instruments in accompaniment, including drums, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and play around with a keyboard occasionally. Love to sing jazz standards, vintage rock covers, and I accompany guitarist's Hawaiian slack key songs on my ukulele or conga.
- Screen name:
- JAZZ BREAK
- Member since:
- Aug 08 2019
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
I most prefer to sing cover songs in their original key.
- Acoustic Guitar:
sound system / instruments
A sample of Firmin's slack key music can be heard here: http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/~gcnews/GCconfs/GC02CD/Photo1/Hualalai_at_Sunset.mp3
IT HAD TO BE YOU
IT HAD TO BE YOU Year: 2021
BILL BAILEY snippet
BILL BAILEY snippet Year: 2019
Barbara - voice, drum ; Firmin - guitar
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH Year: 2019
Barbara - voice, percussion ; Firmin - guitar
I FEEL GOOD
I FEEL GOOD Year: 2021
MISTY Year: 2021
ON THE ROAD AGAIN (snippet CANNED HEAT)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN (snippet CANNED HEAT) Year: 2021
ON THE ROAD AGAIN featuring Dave Easley on Hawaiian Steel Guitar
ON THE ROAD AGAIN featuring Dave Easley on Hawaiian Steel Guitar Year: 2021 Genre: Blues
MOONGLOW Year: 2021
SUCH A NIGHT
SUCH A NIGHT Year: 2021
11AM - 3PM
11AM - 2PM
12NOON - 4PM
12AM - 2PM
RIGHT OUT FRONT
UNDER THE TENT!
Hawaiian Slack Key
Light Jazz / Rock
RIGHT OUT FRONT!
IN THE PAVILION
COME HEAR US PLAY
10AM - NOON
JAZZ + ROCK COVERS
Best outdoors venue ever, great acoustics in the pavillion, please join us 9am-noon!
outdoors venue gig, 3hrs of music
11am-3pm: jazz tunes, rock covers, slack key
9AM - 1PM
UNDER THE TENT
Please join us 6:30-9:00pm at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in association with the LiveAloha events!
9am - 1pm