Ninety Miles is the distance between Miami and Havana, the closest points in the United States and Cuba. The album, Ninety Miles, was recorded in Havana, Cuba as an artistic effort to bridge that distance and to emphasize the musical, cultural and historical kinships between the two nations. This collaborative project brought together the immense talents of vibraphonist Stefon Harris, Saxophonist David Sanchez and now trumpeter Nicholas Payton, (replacing Christian Scott).
I love jazz because I am a singer and jazz inspires me.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a baby. I grew up in a a musical family.
The best show I ever attended was Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo in Rio de janeiro, and Youn Sun Nah at the Vancouver
Jazz festival in 2010.
The first jazz record I bought was Sarah Vaughan.
My advice to new listeners is keep your ears and heart opened for good music.