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VG Happy Hour Song - Ann Hampton Callaway
For those of you who were unable to attend February's Patreon Exclusive Happy Hour - we missed you! Ann Hampton Callaway and her wife, Kari Strand joined us to catch up, discuss the state of our ever changing / mad / beautiful world, and reminisce about their wedding celebration at Birdland. We hope you've been able to check out the private video link we shared with y'all of that special event... what a night of music and love that was! As the happy hour was winding down, Janis and Lauren winkled Ann to sing and here's what she came up with using audience suggested words and phrases: burst pipes, anchovies, deflower a genius, and spanking. All topics which had come up in conversation that evening... ;) Enjoy! #songbytitos
Buffet Philosophy, words and music by Peter Eldridge Peter Eldridge, vocals and piano Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan vocals special guest, Rupert the hungry bear Mixed by Mathew Scheiner Video edited by Lauren Kinhan Hungry is the back story, wit is the wordsmithing encouraging us to fill our plates with all the things we desire and more! Peter Eldridge has done it again with a song cleverly complicated, yet flies right off the tip of your tongue. Produced in the Vocal Gumbo production kitchen, this video was featured in Episode #9.
You Can - written by Michael Mayo, featuring Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel
You Can written by Michael Mayo Additional Vocal Arrangement by Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel Mixed by Trist Curless Video edited by Lauren Kinhan Michael Mayo offered up this vignette to our Vocal Gumbo collaboration playground and we painted with watercolors delicately holding the song and sentiment as the main story. Michael did all the vocal programming, and Janis and I did our usual "in the blind" vocal arrangements creating this unique one of a kind experience.
The Times They Are a-Changing - Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz, Janis Siegel Lauren Kinhan (Vocal Gumbo)
This collaboration was created for Vocal Gumbo, a virtual music program hosted by Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan. To learn more about Vocal Gumbo and watch the show, please visit www.facebook.com/vocalgumbo. June 2020 Performed by Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz, Lauren Kinhan & Janis Siegel. Written by Bob Dylan Arranged by Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz Additional Vocal Arrangements by Janis Siegel & Lauren Kinhan Mixed by Lauren Kinhan & Keith Ganz Video Edited by Laurie Green THANKS to all who provided imagery for this video... Brian Pace, Adam Siegel, David Thomas, Jake Hardy, Janis Siegel, Julia Adamy, Kenton Chen, Lauren Kinhan, Lea DeLaria, Lenora Helm, Marcy Richardson, Melissa McMillan, Nick Cacciola, Nora Thomson, Sara Gazarek, Ross Pederson, Facebook and Instagram Disclaimer: We claim no rights to any songs performed. All contributions to Vocal Gumbo are used to support the home bound musicians who have lost their source of income from touring as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Pure Imagination ~ Tierney Sutton, Serge Merlaud, Janis Siegel + Lauren Kinhan
This collaboration was created for Vocal Gumbo, a virtual music program hosted by Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan. To learn more about Vocal Gumbo, please visit www.facebook.com/vocalgumbo. July 2020 PURE IMAGINATION Tierney Sutton & Serge Merlaud Janis Siegel + Lauren Kinhan Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley Arranged by Tierney Sutton & Serge Merlaud Vocal Arrangements by Janis Siegel + Lauren Kinhan Mixed by Trist Curless Video Edited by Laurie Green Disclaimer: We claim no rights to any songs performed. All contributions to Vocal Gumbo are used to support the home bound musicians and technicians who have lost their source of income from touring as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. #vocalgumbo #stiritup #addyourspice #music #acapella #acapellamusic #jazzsingers #jazz #singers #pandemicentertainment #liveathome #janissiegel #laurenkinhan #vocaljazz #humanvoice #singing #sing #tierneysutton #sergemerlaud #pureimagination
Verrazano Moon - featuring Kenny Washington, Andy Ezrin, Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan
Vocal Gumbo Productions discovered a gem of a song written by Joe Locke (with the help of song guru Russ Titelman) and we proposed a collaboration with the extraordinary Kenny Washington. Andy Ezrin laid the gorgeous piano arrangement for us to spin, creating this relayed production over the miles. The vocal arrangement is written and sung by Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan with every effort made to leave space for Kenny's and Andy's performances to the highlight. Written by Joe Locke Mix and Video Edit by Lauren Kinhan Aired on Vocal Gumbo Episode #6 on 8/14/20
The Book of Love - featuring Laila Biali, Ben Wittman, Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel
Produced in our Vocal Gumbo studios in collaboration with artist team Laila Biali and Ben Wittman, we created a study on the "The Book of Love" written by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. This poignant rendition is arranged by Laila and the vocal arrangement is by Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel. To learn more about Vocal Gumbo, visit www.facebook.com/vocalgumbo.
No Moon At All - Sara Gazarek, Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan
Featuring the divine Ms. Gazarek on No Moon at All, Vocal Gumbo Productions Central (i.e. Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan) got to play with her sassy arrangement and stretch out accompanied by John DiMartino. Written by Dave Mann and Redd Evans Arranged by Sara Gazarek Mixed by Trist Curless Video Editing by Lauren Kinhan