O Barquinho ~ My Little Boat


Foreign language songs, Jazz, Music

Finding new songs for my foreign-language repertoire always involves much digging and listening to other artists. It is a process I find most enjoyable, like stepping into a dark, mysterious castle with only a spotlight at hand, never knowing what you’ll find. It was exactly that way that I came across the very playful and […]

October 31, 2018

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

Staying in Touch…


Female Artists, Live Music, Music

  We had a marvelous time playing last month at Molly Malone’s and the audience was full of praises too which is always very satisfying! Like the following tweet expresses: @MollyMalones listening to the beautiful and talented @FrancesLivings and band. A politics break! pic.twitter.com/r9jLLLhVEm — Sharlette Hambrick (@SharletteH) February 3, 2016 So to make sure […]

March 8, 2016

Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge ~ New Album Out Soon!


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

Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge I am very excited to announce that we have almost finished recording a new 12-song world jazz album called “Ipanema Lounge”. The songs range from dramatic and emotional, melancholic, to up-tempo, fun and groovy. Atmospherically, the recordings create a blend of Southern European sounding music and Latin jazz – I have not only sung […]

April 16, 2015