Monday, June 27, 2011
Looking at the blogs last night from each of Glastonbury’s 21 performance areas, I began to realize that this was going to be a concert experience like I’ve never even imagined. I saw images of dancing mud parties, dubstep salsa jams, childhood dream lands, circus performers on stilts, environmental powwows, interactive art exhibits, and rock star studded performances... It became more exciting by the moment. Imagination and joy were running wild with wreckless abandon.Clearly, this was going to be an experience like no other. It began with a muddy adventure with my girls out to the sea of people in our Wellies (Wellingtons: a british slang term for rain boots). We saw all types of Glastonburians (and a few who clearly partied too hard the night before lol).
After a perfectly British meal of fish, chips and cider, we headed to the pyramid stage where I enjoyed acts like: the one and only Paul Simon followed by Plan B and Pendulum.
|All of these great artistst made me so very thankful for the existence of music and how it connects us as human beings.|
The energy of 175,000: incredible.
Being in a band of Women at the height of their artistry, rocking out together on one stage: Priceless.
Performing Glastonbury with Beyonce, the first female solo act to EVER close out the main pyramid stage :
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Three years ago, I sat down to write a journal entry and out popped a few lyrics and a melody….next, a few songs came pouring out. Soon after, more and more music appeared in my mind’s eye. More songs poured out than I could even record at one time….it was an eruption of inspiration! …and like a volcano transforms old land to form new land, Crystal J Torres, the artist emerged. I was no longer just a trumpeter, or just a singer…. but an artist…A voice, with a message and a purpose.
Nine months ago, I asked you to take a leap of faith and support that purpose and the outcome was nothing short of miraculous. A community of musicians, friends, family members, fans, and fellow visionaries (dream makers as I like to call us) rose to the occasion, and my first creative baby was born: Life Lessons's Vol. 1
I am beyond excited to share this project with everyone :o)
It could have never been completed without you! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and I hope that you can feel the seeds of joy, truth and inspiration planted into the project.
With Love and Gratitude,
Crystal J Torres
For a physical copy of the album, any news, tour dates, new music, blogs, to leave a comment or to sign up for the mailing list, click on: www.crystaljtorres.com
Your comments, questions, future blog entry suggestions/requests are always welcome! <3
Life Lessons Vol. 1 Personnel:
Produced and Written by: PMP Entertainment LLC
(Crystal J Torres & Michael “Law” Thomas)
Vocals, Trumpet and Flugelhorn: Crystal J Torres
Backing Vocals on Reminisce & Recordar: Shaina L Torres
Drums: Danny Serrano, Nikki Glaspie
Bass: Jonathan “Jay” Rosado
Cajon: Franscois Zayas
Congas/Percussion: Orlando Vega, Rafael Herrera, C. James, Crystal J, Melina Cruzado
Guitar: Chris Sholar, Jeflee Johnson, Jimmy Lopez, Joseph Miele
Keys/Wurlitzer/Piano: Crystal J, Jameel Roberts, Oscar Stieler, Ricky Gonzalez
Cambridge Sound Studios (Jim salamone) & Missing Lynx Studio (Angel Fernandez)
Mixing Engineer: Michael “Law” Thomas (PMP Studios)
Assistant Engineers: Todd Mecaughey, Rafael Tena, Omar Loya Mata, Olivia Dorsett, Brian “Drum Dr” Mazzarini
Hair & Make Up Artists: Ashley Morris, Lucille Velez
Chalk Artist: Adam Elbahtimy
Photo Shoot Assistance: Letsy Rivera, Mason Brown, Ryon Coleman, Bob Kaufmann
Photography and Art Design: Tracey Jones
A special thanks to all of my dream makers on kickstarter:
Gabriella Torres, Laura Munich, Myrna Marie, Danielle Michael, Izak rappaport, Ryon Coleman, Mason Brown, Luci Rivera, Cassandra T Marshall, Gabriel Bey, Michelle Hoffman, Joe Marlow, Monteo Myers, Candice Rivera, Denise Ellison, Candice Perez, Joseph Miele, Omar Loya, Millie Permint, Kathy Hasan, Bruno Oliveira, Lynette Ortiz, Amy Torres, Jessica Tyra, Christine Stepanaskie Besack, Doreen Bailey, Fred Velez.
Super Dream Makers: Rose Torres, Irma Ortiz, Carmen Brown, Charles Velez.
Legendary Dream Makers: Ann Vdo, Tonya Vdo.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Crystal J Torres
Monday, November 1, 2010
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