Anna tells her story of becoming a professional jazz singer relatively late in life after taking over her daughter’s singing lessons and finding them deeply rewarding and a welcome respite from the problems she was going through at the time. She tells us about growing up in Poland, listening to jazz greats and the process of becoming a recording artist under the mentorship of Larry White. She talks about recording her first album, writing a book on her experience and her line of jewelry.
Anna talks about the Jazz on Cedros concert series and recording at Capitol records. Kevin Flournoy talks about the history behind the legendary record company, which was home to artists like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Anna talks about the cathartic themes of her current album and the direction she will take on the next one.
We play some songs from Anna's album “Longing” including La Via En Rose , The Very Thought of You and Splendor in the Grass.
Anna talks about her new album of mostly originals inspired by recent events from her life as well as some reimagined covers. Songs will include Find Your Wings, Mr. OMG, Wee Small Hours, I Will Wait For You, Cry Me a River and I Want to be Around. Her advice to artists is - listen to what is inside you, respect it, acknowledge it and follow it to your best ability. Her story proves that it is never too late to start.