Jerry Velona

CD Release - Dream Girl!

My latest CD is officially released and out there. It's called Dream Girl appropriately enough since the lead track is a remake of the tune of the same name which I recorded a number of years ago and which was on my full-length record Random Emotion.  I always thought the tune had potential in the Smooth Jazz genre' but most songs in that style are instrumentals. So, I enlisted the talents of my friend Paul Ahlstrand, a fine tenor sax player from the Boston area who plays with more bands than,...well, he plays with lots of bands!

The song is being promoted to nearly 200 stations across the country that play smooth jazz so we'll see how that goes. You'll be the first to know!

The second cut on the disc is my homage to dixieland entitled Wishful Intuition. It's about a guy who falls in love with every beautiful girl he sees (an occupational hazard for most males). It features a couple of the same guys who played on my cut Mozart a while ago: Billy Novick and Jesse Williams along with Zac Casher, Kevin Belz, Dave Harris and Larry Luddecke. There's a second version of Wishful which features a great performance by Dave Limina on piano.

Lastly is our cover of If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon. We finished the video I had mentioned in my last blog post this past July and it was edited and just released on You Tube. Please check it out and comment and "Like".  I'm really happy with how it came out and am in the planning stages of how I'm going to promote that. I'm thinking trying to get the interest of schools, PTA's and other educational groups. I think it could be useful and entertaining in sort of a Sesame Street kind of a way.

I'm hoping to put together a CD and video release gig in the not too distant future so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I look forward to your comments!

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