This video floated across my screen late last night, and it charmed me instantly. Under the best of circumstances, one can’t hug a video, nor its artists, but I wish it were possible.
They are the vocal trio DUCHESS — from the left, Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou — performing (with appropriately graduated ukuleles and leis) at the Jazz Standard in November 2017.
Did this video delight me so because the closest I will get to Hawaii these days is by putting on a floral shirt and drinking the last of the Dole pineapple juice (no, not organic, and yes, from concentrate) while watching this video? Or is it just classic DUCHESS: swinging music that’s great fun?
Escape — as in boarding a plane — seems so far away. But this trio offers psychic escape and delightful solace. You can find out more about this sweetly evocative group here and sample or purchase their latest CD (depicted above) here.
Just think! No masks, no TSA, no carry-on, no sunscreen needed. Who’s ready?
May your happiness increase!