• Thurs. April 6 at Wellington's Johnson City TN
• Thurs. April 13 Richie's Alliance for Autism Event
• Sat. April 22 12 Rays music w Mike Love Light Center
• Sat. April 29 Coptic Conference, Johnson City
|"Taste" Thurs. 4/13, 4:30 - 9:00 Benefiting Richie's Alliance for Autism|
|Music of the 12 Rays introduction, w Mike Love 4/22 at the Light Center|
Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door. Call 828-669-6845 or
|Upcoming Events - Richard Shulman performances:|
Thurs. April 6, 8:00 pm Playing keyboard with Bill Perkins Jazz Ensemble and the Johnson City Jazz Jam at Wellington's Restaurant in the Carnegie Hotel 1216 West State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604.
Call (423)979-6401 for reservations.
Sun. April 9, 9:45 & 11:30 am playing music at Unity of the Blue Ridge 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759 (828) 891-8700
Wed. April 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm playing keyboard with Maureen Renihan at The Local, 179 Howard St., Boone, NC Call 828-266-2179 for info
Thurs. April 13, 4:30 - 9:00 pm "Taste" event presented by Biltmore Estate at the Maggie Valley Club A Benefit for Richie's Alliance for Autism. Music will be myself on piano, Zack Page on bass and Rick Dilling on drums. Click here for more info.
Sun. April 16, 9:45 & 11:30 am playing music for Easter Services at Unity of the Blue Ridge 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759 (828) 891-8700
Wed. April 19, 7:30 pm Participating in the Asheville Area Jazz Piano Summit at White Horse Black Mountain
Sat. April 22, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Collaborating with Michael Love in
the workshop Introducing the Music of the Twelve Rays featuring experiences with the the First Ray - Divine Will, the Second Ray - Love and Wisdom and the Third Ray - Active Intelligence at the UR Light Center 2190 NC Hwy 9 South, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door. Call 828-669-6845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advance tickets and directions.
Sun. April 23, 9:45 & 11:30 am playing music at Unity of the Blue Ridge 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759 (828) 891-8700
Fri. & Sat. April 29 & 30 Musical Soul Portrait Sessions at the Coptic Fellowship International Southern Conference Holiday Inn, Johnson City. See below for complete brochure:
Save the Date! Sat. June 3rd 11:00am - 4:30 pm Soul Purpose Retreat with Brenda Lee and Richard Shulman at Laughing Heart Lodge Chapel, Hot Springs, NC
|Coptic Fellowship International 2017 Southern Conference|
|Jazz Piano Summit at the White Horse Wed. 4/19 Hosted by Dr. Bill Bares|
|Save the Date: Soul Purpose Retreat with Brenda Lee Sat. June 3rd|
|Soul Purpose Retreat/Journey Guided by Your I AM Presence|
Psychic/Medium and Guide Brenda Lee and Sound Healer Richard Shulman invite you to join them on an expedition into your sacred garden and the Hall of Records.
Through guided imagery and meditation you will be given techniques on how to access your Book of Life. We will journey crossing time lines into the past where we examine the aspects of self in multidimensional realities. In the Great Hall of Records we open our soul prints in remembrance of
who we are and why are we here in this incarnation.
We continue this process by being willing to let go of what no longer serves
our purpose and the Divine within. We will become more conscious of our connectivity with our I AM Presence and how to access answers for all areas of our lives (health, finances, relationships). We will remove psychic trauma and imprints (blockages) within our field that prevent us from going forward on our path.
During our reflection time we will discuss the meaning of soul purposes and review the layers of self.
We begin our journey with a sound healing with Richard, This sacred time is meant for us to open up to receiving healing from the higher realms with Angels, Guides and our I AM Presence.
This is followed by The Book of Life Journey with a series of exercises
in the Sacred Garden within.
Place: Laughing Heart Lodge Chapel, Hot Springs NC
Date: Sat. June 3rd, 2017 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
For more info. contact Brenda Lee at 828-989-7894
|New CD "Soul Purpose Meditation and Sacred Journey" with Brenda Lee|
Soul Purpose Meditation and Sacred JourneyBrenda Lee with music by Richard Shulman
Soul Purpose Meditation and Sacred Journey is an experiential guided voyage to explore our Soul's intention. Join us in the Sacred Garden with the Grandmother Tree for a clearing and alignment meditation. After this healing process we journey to a Sacred Inner Temple to review our Book of Life, gaining insights into our Soul's Purpose.
Click on CD image to purchase
|Sunset - A Song and a Dream Teach me to Trust|
A song and a dream teach me to trust
In the fall of 1983 I moved into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood on the suggestion of Steve Evans, the bandleader I worked with on a steady Thursday night jazz gig.
My apartment had west-facing windows with a clear view of the Williamsburg Savings Bank and beyond that, a view of lower Manhattan.
At dusk the huge clock on the bank’s tower would gleam red, setting off an extraordinary reddish display of sunset over Manhattan to the building’s right side.
One evening a couple years later I was inspired to write a song on the sunset and the song came easily and was written quickly. However when I was writing the bridge I heard a voice in my head: “That’s not very sophisticated…. and it sounds like all your other music.” I looked and noticed that the rhythm of the bridge was the same as in my songs ‘Flight,’ 'Lullabye’ and ‘Gratitude,’ and as far as the idea of sophistication was concerned, I didn’t know if this was something that I should be concerned about. I chose to finish writing the bridge as I had originally heard it, and then ‘sleep on it’ and see how I felt about it in the morning.
That night I had a dream - but first I need to give some context and history…..
In the mid 70s when I lived in Buffalo, my band Thermopylae with Bill Savino and Bobby Previte was very active and was a crucible of creativity. I was often amazed by Bobby’s sure opinions on everything creative. In some ways I was swayed by his confidence, doubting my own sense of the creative and yielding to his.
Bobby had a girlfriend at that time, a poet, very expressive emotionally, and very much a vision of a muse. There had been some drama around a friend of the band who had fallen in love with Cindy and gotten too close to her for Bobby’s comfort. Bobby and Billy had created an elaborate scenario which scared him off. I didn’t know the details but I knew that Bobby was not into ‘sharing’ when it came to relationships!
In the dream I was in my bed with Cindy, and heard a knock on the door. In the next scene I was sitting with Bobby at the foot of my bed and I woke up.
My interpretation of the dream: Cindy represents the muse. I too can sleep with the muse. Bobby, who I had looked up to was sitting next to me, not above me. We are peers, both of us in relationship with the muse.
I got up and reviewed the tune I had written. ‘Sunset’ was perfect, including and especially the bridge. I recognized my own creative authority as a composer.
At that moment my friend Garnette called and told me she was on the last chapter of a book she was writing about Hilda (Hilda Charlton was a spiritual teacher we both were were studying with) and was unsure how to finish it. I told her about my process of writing ‘Sunset’ and she asked me to play it for her over the phone. Afterwards she exclaimed that the music had the exact emotional tone that she needed to express to finish the book.