Genghis Cohen ~ L.A.’s Legendary Singer-Songwriter Venue

Jazz, Live Music, Livings In Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Music, Performing

I love playing concerts with the full band at one of my favourite music venues in Los Angeles – the famous singer-songwriter club Genghis Cohen. It is primarily a Chinese restaurant but it has a lovely, separate music room with a stage, lighting and a backline. I usually perform there every two months and often […]

December 28, 2017

My Spanish Repertoire

Foreign language songs, Jazz, Language, Live Music, Livings In Los Angeles, Music, Performing

I recently performed with my Latin jazz band, Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge at the West Covina library in California in honour of National Hispanic Heritage month, which is celebrated each year, from September 15 to October 15. For me it was a welcome occasion to dig a little deeper into my Spanish repertoire. In this […]

October 3, 2019

A Breath She Took ~ A new Jazzoetry Release

Jazz, Music, Poetry, Record releases, Recording Sessions

While sorting through material for my first full-length musical poetry, aka jazzoetry album, I came across three poems I had already recorded. Listening back to them with fresh ears, I suddenly felt that they were thematically so different from the other pieces I was compiling for the album, that I decided to release these three […]

November 16, 2018

Livings in Los Angeles. Whole Foods and the Terror of Me. Now!

City Life, Livings In Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Urban Life

  It’s Tuesday, so-called “Taco Tuesday” to be precise. Beaming at everyone with a Californian sunshine smile, a young “dude” with a white cap and the gestures of a 1920’s hotel bellboy is handing out samples. I’m in a hurry and shake my head to decline. “It’s vegan!” he says quickly, as if that would […]

October 31, 2016

Aganjú ~ Music and Spirituality

Creative influences, Jazz, Language, Music, Mythology, Record releases, Recording Sessions

I first heard the song Aganjú on Bebel Gilberto’s album Tanto Tempo. It was written by the Brazilian musician, songwriter and record producer Carlinhos Brown, whose musical style blends tropicália, reggae, and traditional Brazilian percussion. Later, especially the Latin remix by Thievery Corporation, caught my attention because it expresses my love of a Brazilian and […]

September 12, 2016

Press Release: New Album Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge

Jazz, Language, Livings In Los Angeles, Music, Record releases

   : : FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : : MOONTRAXX, LOS ANGELES, SEP. 2016 : : Capturing a rich atmosphere of cultural diversity, this sensual, multi-lingual world jazz album, with songs in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, guarantees to carry you along on an emotional journey. Moontraxx Records & Music Productions proudly presents the release of […]

September 6, 2016