Friday, March 12, 2010

More news on the horizon!

Hello Again! More news on the horizon the Source Festival panel has recommended me to The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees for a Creative Communities Fund grant. In short, that means I'll be taken part in the Source Festival’s Artistic Blind Dates this summer. I'll keep you updated with more details.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jazzin Em Up with Cres O'Neal on Blog Talk Radio

Jazzin Em Up with Cres O'Neal on Blog Talk Radio
Thursday, February 24th at 1:00 to 2:00PM
Click to listen to Cres O'Neal radio interview with L'Tanya Mari' and other jazz and music related interviews discussions with singers, songwriters, music execs. Hosted by Cres ONeal

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thank You Genice Phillips, DC Music Examiner!

Hello everyone,

I would like to thank Genice Phillips, writer for the DC Music Examiner for her beautiful thoughts about "A Teardrop Of Sun".

Please read!

The music culture of the tri-state area, a.k.a the DMV - Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia - has bred numerous musical artists, becoming a definitive region for a music utopia. Hip-hop, jazz, alternative rock, reggae, and more genres have found its way into the boom of DMV culture and life.

With the start of a new year, most music mags have already listed their Top 10 artists that are going to be a catalyst in the music industry. But since becoming a huge fan of a few artists around the area, I have my own list and shortened it to a Top 6. Each artist is up for the Best New Artist Wammy at the Washington Area Music Awards - D.C.'s own music awards show, equivalent to the coveted Grammy Awards.

Jazz vocalist L'Tanya Mari swings with sweet vocals and bright melodies on her latest 2009 album, "A Teardrop of Sun." Sensational grooves and rhythms capture the smooth, yet vulnerable tones of Mari's voice. One of the most special parts of her music is her accompanying jazz musicians, creating plush sounds so vivid they can fulfill a beautiful, romantic evening.

Check out these tracks: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues, This Is New, You Go To My Head.
-DC Music Examiner, Genice Phillips

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thank you O's Place Jazz Magazine!

Hello Everyone!
More wonderful news, A Teardrop of Sun is one of the top 7% of all jazz CDs reviewed by O's Place Jazz Magazine - 2009 Traditional Jazz Golden Selections
Thank you O's Place Jazz Magazine!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hello Everyone,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all. Also I would like to share some wonderful news, I would like to thank the Washington Area Music Association members and fans for nominating me for the upcoming 24th Annual Wammies. Thank you!

2010 Wammies Nominations:

Jazz Vocalist Category
Jazz Recording Category
New Artist Of The Year Category
Debut Recording Category: A Teardrop Of Sun

The BMI and WAMA 24th Annual Wammies Ceremony will be held on
Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia

Monday, October 19, 2009

Getting Down To Business

Hello Everyone,

I want to share my weekend with you guys. Even though it rain for 48 hours straight, there was a sunny day in Baltimore this past Saturday. Maryanne Metheny-Katz, jazz vocalist of Jazzway 6004 concert venue, hosted a clinic "Succeeding in the Industry" by Magohany Jazz recording artist Kathy Kosin. The lecture was very, very informative and enlightening. How to get gigs. How to make a living being a performer. It's hard work. You're always searching, calling and performing. Your heart must be in it. Love and believe in yourself. This will keep on top. If you wish to learn more about Kathy Kosin's "Succeeding in the Industry", please visit her website at And also, please visit Jazzway 6004 calendar for upcoming performances at There is a wonderful article written by David Dudley in The URBANITE

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hello Again!

Hello Everyone,

Well I'm back on now. Once again, sorry for the delay. I've been pretty busy with performances and teaching. First, I would like to thank musicians: Aaron Graves, Steve Beskrone and Eddie Jones for performing with me at the 9th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration Jazz Brunch this past Saturday. It was fabulous. I would like to think Sister Terrie Fortune, Sister Cynthia Pryor(Mom) for the love and support; Deacon Woods and Deaconess Woods for their hospitality. Also the church members, what a great audience.

What's coming up!

Friday, October 9th, 7:30 PM at the Ice House Cafe in (760 Elden Street) Herndon, VA. Please come! It's gonna be fun with Paul Wingo, Steve Zerlin and Leland Nakamura on the stage with me.

I'm planning for more concerts and performances for the Washington, DC region. Please stay tune!