Jeannette Lambert

Creative living through jazz & intuition

August 10, 2017
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Malaysia and Sulawesi inspiration

I remember when the great jazz trumpet player Herbie Spanier, a family friend, complained to me about the seasons. He said something like: why are we expected to do all this work in the dead of winter when it’s so … Continue reading

January 27, 2017
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Why I keep a dream journal

When I tell people I’ve been doing dreamwork for decades, they sometimes ask why I keep a dream journal. Here’s one small story that illustrates what I love about it. I’ve been keeping a dream journal since the early 1990s … Continue reading

May 25, 2016
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Why I sing in English

As a very young singer, travelling with my family in southern Spain, I developed a habit of listening to and singing along with flamenco music. To this day I still warm up my voice and practice by singing flamenco in … Continue reading

March 30, 2016
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Why I sing my dreams

Very often, when listening to talented singers with lovely voices, I find myself asking, why is she singing that? Often the song choices are baffling to me.  I do understand that it springs from a sincere wish to make a living, … Continue reading

January 25, 2016
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Improvising and ancestral memory

Sometimes there are many words for the same thing. How different is improvising, when using lyrics, from stream of consciousness poetry or automatic writing? If dreaming and imagination exist in the same space, what kind of stories can reach us … Continue reading

December 19, 2015
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Holiday music

  We recorded the album Jeannettically Modified Christmas Songs after several years of great Christmas party gigs. Every December we’d hike up to the top of a skyscraper overlooking the financial district in Toronto, swig martinis, wolf down sushi and … Continue reading