Jun 08, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Singing in a Beijing Park

Today I learned my first Chinese folk song, in the park where we train ba gua zhang every day with Master Gao Ji Wu. We were introduced to this particular student of Master Gao’s when we first started training here – and Master Gao made a point to tell us

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May 29, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent 1 Comments

Arrived in Beijing – Temple of Heaven

We arrived in Beijing safe and sound, after a stopover in Detroit airport. Already primed with delicious baozi (small steamed buns) and hun dun (wonton soup) we also found the local supermarket, which is filled with all kinds of delicacies you won’t find in NYC. Also visited the Temple of

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Apr 10, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Jammin in Paris – April 2012

Jammin’ in Paris with the phenomenal tenor sax player, Jean-Jeacques Élangué, at our impromptu gig last Friday!! We had a blast stretching out over tunes from my new CD at the local jazz café, O’Paris, in Belleville. Beautiful view from there, looking across all of Paris. What an unforgettable welcome

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