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Oh, how I love to sing! …
How I love to sing all the great songs…
How I love to sing all the great songs with amazing musicians…
How I love to sing all the great songs with amazing musicians, move heart and contribute to a great cause!

What could be better? Really?
Ok… maybe:

How I love to sing all the great songs with amazing musicians, move hearts and contribute to a great cause at a dinner at which most delicious food and great wine were served!

Oh… and meeting all these generous people who are so incredibly passionate about helping others and making a difference in the world!

Well, that was Saturday night’s Gala benefit for the Croatian Scholarship Fund. The evening was a big success – many young people from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovinia will be enabled to follow their dreams and pursue their academic studies as a result of this wonderful event.

Thanks to all the organizers, especially Marijana i Zeljko Pavic, Nina Jurjevic, Marija Olujic for inviting me to be a part of it!

I sang songs that conveyed the importance of being the wind in someone’s sails (like You Raise Me Up) and songs that inspire us to follow our hearts (Krist na zalu and Over the Rainbow). For dancing, I sang a set of jazz standards and old “Tajci” hits.

(My old song “Generacijo moja” is still a great fitting songs for a generation that’s next in line to take charge – click on the title to listen)

“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”

With Steve Schmidt at the beautiful Croatian American
Cultural Center in Sacramento, CA on April 6, 2013

And, just like it always is the case when we are opened and willing to give of ourselves, this engagement turned out to be an unexpected gift for me: I got to play with Steve Schmidt, a jazz pianist from Cincinnati; Alan Ginter, bassist who traveled the world teaching and playing jazz; and Larry Vaught a drummer with an impressive list of credits.  It was an honor to play with them and both humbling and empowering to hear
them complimenting my singing.

(One of my favorite songs to sing is “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” – click on the title to hear the preview mix of a live recording from “Valentine’s Day Concert” with Steve Schmidt, Eric Seyer and Jim Leslie in Cincinnati, 2013)