“Find some beauty every day,” Janice Anderson gently suggests about three-quarters of the way through this nearly hour-long living room concert.
When she’s singing and husband Chris Dawson is at the piano, beauty radiates through very powerfully: no search engines are needed.
And if their music doesn’t win you, I can only shake my head sadly, as I often do these days.
The menu for April 30 — International Jazz Day and also Janice’s birthday — was BLT’s and lemon cake. Enticing enough to plan a visit to Santa Monica next April.
And if you’d like more (I did and do) go to Janice’s Facebook page for a twenty-minute informal duo concert with Chris. Simply wonderful. You’ll notice that neither Janice nor Chris is soliciting contributions for themselves: those who feel uplifted and generous can make a contribution to the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica, where these two have run a music series for fifteen years, bringing in a variety of artists on the second Sunday of every month.
One more thing: at very widely-spaced intervals, I’ve met and heard Chris and Janice over the past nine or ten years. The most recent encounter — they came to New York in mid-November and appeared magically at Cafe Bohemia: I’m convinced they stopped by just to delight and startle me, but that theory has no evidence behind it. It’s not always the case that lovable people make lovable art (we all have our stories of the negative exemplars) but in the case of this duo, it is brilliantly true.
May your happiness increase!