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Vance's solo Jazz CD finally named, 48-ish hours till fundraiser closes, and gigs

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Hi VanceFans!!

Nearness Of You - Vance's Solo Jazz Standard Album

Jane Hallman is a genius. Here's a sneak preview of the first rough draft of her work for the new CD. Oh emM Gee. After selecting the picture out of the bunch I sent, Jane says,  "…also, I dropped in 'Nearness Of You' as a title until you find one."

OK, not only is the artwork about 98% done, but there's the title, concept complete. The title…why didn't I think of that? Done and done. She also did BaD Dog Buffet & Old White Men, and those covers speak for theyownselfs. She has the knack to illuminate on CD art what many clamor to do on a full vinyl LP. She is a Goddess.

You can find her here -

See the purple part? Where your name would be? Well, Jane says that I have till Thursday evening to finalize my text, and that there is room for more names. So you have till Thursday evening to pony up:

WLF = you give money = your name on the CD alphabetically = $2 to $500 or any amount = you get a CD if you ask and probably a download.

How lazy is all that? Send PayPal to or just write there for my office address. You got till Thursday nite. Then Friday we send this off to the printer, and I'll probably have them in 2 weeks or so.

~ Private voice, performance, songwriting, guitar coaching - Yeah. I do that. Email me.

~ Gigs - Yep, I'm working:


Friday 3/27, New London CT
Friday Night Folk at All Souls
19 Jay Street New London, CT

Down the street from my Alma Mater, Connecticut College, where I first ever plucked up a guitar. That was 40 years ago. I wonder if that !BM 1130 computer is still on campus. Computers.  First course I ever dropped. Look at me now, with a mouse and USB ports…and stuff.


Saturday 3/28, Yonkers NY 
Schauber House Concerts
92 Main Street, Apt. 201
Yonkers, NY
914-207-1122 or 914-772-1175

This place will have great snacks, they promise. And it is New York. It's quickly filling up. Call Marc and reserve you a space


Sunday 3/29 Phoenicia, NY
Flying Cat Music- Empire State Railway Museum
70 Lower High Street
Phoenicia, NY

I'm happy to play anywhere that sounds like one of my old Black aunts: "Little Vance, I 'member you as a chile - it's me your Aunt Phoenicia…why, I do look good, thanks baby - you know that Black don't crack…….tee heee heee"


Saturday  4/11 Philadelphia, PA
Tin Angel
20 South Second Street (Between Chestnut & Market)
Philadelphia, PA

Birthplace gig. It's never too early to get tickets to this show, as they have been selling out as of recent. Folks from high school, college, relatives, all kinds of people come. You can too!

More places I'll be appearing

4/24 Easton, MD -  Avalon Theatre
4/25  Park Ridge, NJ - Acoustic Cafe
5/3  Cambridge MA - Club Passim


March 2015

Friday, March 27th 7:30pm
Friday Night Folk at All Souls
Friday Night Folk at All Souls
New London CT
Call 860-443-0316   for more details

Saturday, March 28th 8:00pm
Marc Schauber Residence
Marc Schauber Residence
Yonkers NY
Call 914-772-1175 for more details

Sunday, March 29th 7:30pm
Flying Cat Music
Flying Cat Music
Phoenicia NY
Call 845-688-7501 for more details

April 2015

Saturday, April 11th 7:00pm
The Tin Angel
The Tin Angel
Philadelphia PA
Call 215-928-0770 for more details

Friday, April 24th 8:00pm
Stoltz at the Avalon Theatre
Stoltz at the Avalon Theatre
Easton MD
Call 410-822-0345  for more details

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