Award winning female saxophonist. Birmingham West Midlands UK. Iconic Jazz, Gospel, Reggae, Pop, Blues, Soul and also original material written by Millicent. Recording artist. Songwriter. Pianist. Label Owner (Silver Gliss Music). Creator of Not Just Jazz. Creator and host of Cafemnee (empowering women in music project). Vocalist. Teacher. Wife and Mother.
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Opera’? For me I think of strong singing voices, acting, dancing, costumes, a story in a language I do not understand and a large and full auditorium. I’ve never really thought about what it takes to be an opera singer so I was elated when Abigail Kelly, who is an international operatic soprano, accepted my invitation to be a Guest on my podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’. Hear about her journey, why she chose Opera and not Pop and her lows and successes during lockdown.
Recently my Guest Blog ‘The Journey Of A Menopausal Musician’ for the Musicians Union caught the attention of Jemma Tanswell, the Director of Reform Radio Station in Manchester. Jemma invited me to be a Guest on their Round Table discussion for International Women’s Day via Zoom.
I’m super excited to tell you that my Podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’ has returned for a second season. It’s a little different this time. Find out how but watching my short intro video.
Just going through my feed and found this great, inspiring video of the Lion King ‘Circle of Life’, and ‘He Lives In You’ by the United States Navy. I thought it was a good way to kickstart the week!
I have deliberately delayed writing this post because I needed time to reflect on my position on this. It’s Painful. Black Lives Matter, so where do I stand?
Sax cover video of ‘I Will Run To You’ which is the Alvin Slaughter arrangement of Darlene Zschech (Hillsong) song.
So pleased to be featured in another book by Sammy Stein, ‘In Their Own Words’. Got my copy today so excited to read it. ‘In Their Own Words’ features 21 women including telling our music stories. Thanks Sammy