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    Upcoming Performances

    July 2018 Events

    Friday, July 6th    (6-9pm) 

    Club @ Natomas Park 

    (Members only)




    Saturday, July  21st   (9:30am-12pm)

    Pannell Community Center

    "Hats on to Dr. Dorothy Height" 

    National Council of Negro Women, Inc




    Monday, July 30th   (7-9pm)

    Sacramento Masonic Temple

    1123 J Street 

    "Robbie Kwock & Darius Babazadeh Quintet"    Special guest...   Virginia Ayers Dawson                               

    Hosted by Sacramento Jazz Coop

    Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robbie-kwock-darius-babazadeh-quintet-silver-n-blue-music-of-horace-silver-tickets-45336102503?aff=efbeventtix





    Saturday, AUGUST 11th - Banana Festival 

    (Scheules & performance time coming soon)

    Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-sacramento-banana-festival-jazz-a-peel-tickets-47500729962?aff=eac2





     






    NEW RELEASE

    "Standards of Love"


    There’s a heartwarming quality that floats from your speakers when blessed to hear someone singing a great song from the depths of their heart and soul. Beyond any stuffy collegiate qualifier of “standard” as appointed excellence, professional expectation or time-tested bar, it’s the delicious, authentically delivered connection of expression which bedazzles the mind and spirit of those who intently listen.   


    Virginia Ayers Dawson lights up a song like a white hot Hollywood movie set, avidly animating any lyric she chooses to kiss with her soaring soprano voice. The emphasis is always on the way a word or a phrase should make a listener feel via the way it makes her feel. When Virginia sings, she is completely present within each selection while we are rendered enraptured with surrender in her moment.   


    After lending her singular brand of musical mystique to an array of artists such as rock and roll moon howler Joe Cocker, movie music masters Lalo Schifrin and Marvin Hamlisch, and funk-jazz fusion drummer extraordinaire Ndugu Chancler’s Chocolate Jam Company (the latter’s presence on this album marking the sweetest of reunions), Dawson debuts as an artist in her own right with this inspired and long-overdue collection. Standards of Love is songs of unimpeachable caliber - caught up in the memory of love and offered up by Ayers in heartbeats syncing ours to hers…with heavenly aplomb.    


     - A. Scott Galloway  

    Worldwide Distribution - October 6, 2017

    TAKE A LISTEN:   https://virginiaayersdawson.hearnow.com  


    Available on  cdBaby - iTunes - Amazon - Spotify - Dimple Records

    (Autographed copy available by request via "contact Virginia" below) 


    JAZZed Magazine Review:     http://digitaleditiononline.com/publication/index.php?i=455049&m=27630&l=1&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22issue_id%22:%22448005%22,%22page%22:24}

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    Virginia Ayers Dawson is "VAD"

    VAD's Journey

    As a BMI songwriter and vocalist, Virginia enjoyed touring, recording and performing with Ahmad Jamal, Gino Vanelli, Joe Cocker, Marvin Hamlisch, George Burns, Sly and the Family Stone. They are only a few with whom she has recorded and toured with nationally and internationally. Her body of work includes appearing on numerous movie soundtracks and commercial jingles.   

    Current Events

    Virginia recently completed her new CD, "Standards of Love", which features many popular classic standards, as well as, a bonus track of her original composition, "Let the Love Begin". She debuted this new project to a  SOLD-OUT  audience at Antiquite Masion Privee in Sacramento, CA on June 30, 2017.  


    "Standards of Love" released world-wide on  October 6, 2017,

    Coming Soon

    In honor of Lena Horne’s centennial birthday year, Virginia will collaborate with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra. The partnership will celebrate the lady, the legend, the life and the music of this acclaimed artist with a very special concert "Lovin' Lena". Stay tuned for details!!!  Virginia is, also, available for private events.  She can be reached via the "contact us" page.

    VAD's Mantra

     "Celebrate life. Be present in the moment.       Walk in LOVE!" 

    VAD's Vision

     "Inspire uplifting consciousness and joy,   through rhythm and lyrics".     

    VAD's Style

    An eclectic blend of jazz, classic standards, inspirational & original compositions.  An infusion of love and joyful abandon wrapped up in jazzy delight. 

    Virginia Ayers Dawson

    As a BMI songwriter and vocalist, Virginia enjoyed touring, recording and performing with Ahmad Jamal, Gino Vanelli, Joe Cocker, Sly and the Family Stone, Marvin Hamlisch, George Burns and Saint Tropez.  They are only a few with whom she has recorded and toured with nationally and internationally.  Her body of work includes appearing on numerous movie soundtracks and commercial  jingles.


    Virginia recently completed her new CD, "Standards of Love", which features many popular classic standards, as well as, a bonus track of her original composition, "Let the Love Begin".  She debuted this new project to a  SOLD-OUT  audience at Antiquite Masion Privee in Sacramento, CA on June 30, 2017. This long-overdue collection was released world-wide on October 6, 2017. Featured in the October issue, JAZZed Magazine states: 

      

         "Standards of Love provides one warm embrace after another,  living up to its title in sound and vision".

      

    The theme song for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, "NAMI Walks" was composed and recorded by Virginia. It is featured at nearly 100 annual Walk events each year.  


    Virginia continues to perform nationwide at several venues and events. Through jazz, classic standards, Christian and original compositions, she continues to share her vision to . . . "inspire uplifting consciousness and joy, through rhythm and lyrics".  


    Virginia is a native Northern Californian, currently living in Sacramento with her husband, Marcus and her "fur baby" dog, Tiffy.  Virginia's music reminds us to. . .  


    "Celebrate life. Be present in the moment.  Walk in Love!"

    S.O.W.

    "Inspire uplifting consciousness and joy through rhythm and lyrics"


    It doesn't matter what genre one may place me in, my vision remains the same... Inspire uplifting consciousness and joy through rhythm and lyrics.  I define my personal mission as S.O.W. (Spiritual Outreach Worldwide).  SOW is the pursuit of a dimension that not only inspires, but creates harmony. 






    "Spirituality is about a connection"

    Spirituality is not religion. Spirituality does not hold us to a set of rules or traditions. Spirituality is about a connection that is available to ALL of us.  In its broadest sense, spirituality may include religion for some, but still stands alone without a connection to any specific religious group. SOW's purpose is to share in that spiritual connection anchored in LOVE, peace and understanding.

    ”LOVE is GOD and music is the voice of LOVE"

    We ALL matter on this journey called life!  We're a global community and are ALL connected. I strive to connect the dots of humanity through LOVE and music.  In my spirit... LOVE is GOD and music is the voice of LOVE! ...Virginia  

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    "I'd love to keep in touch. Your support encourages me!" ...Virginia

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