The cavalcade of change we experience is everywhere. We each learn to deal with it in our own way. It's true that if you get lemons you can make lemonade - but seriously how much lemonade do we have to make? Inner strength is needed and we each find it in our own way. I choose to find it by working at my singing. The constant daily practice is focus for me, my meditation if you like, the breathing the feeling. Why do I do it? It is imperative to me that my voice can handle the thoughts, ideas and feelings I want to convey. I must listen to my body to enable my voice to be connected, warmed, relaxed, managed, cajoled, massaged, and ready. I must be ready to express, exactly what I want to say, in the way I want to say it. I must be ready to listen feel and understand those around me playing so I can join the conversation. Jazz is the conversation.