Blue Ambition: Jamila Ford

Blue Ambition: Jamila Ford

Having Jamila join my Blue Ambition Project was an answered prayer; many who know me know that I am a jazz lover and I was desperate for a straight ahead jazz vocalist to be part of Blue Ambition.  So meeting Jamila was a textbook case of serendipity.

Not only did she pose for some outstanding portraits and give a great interview, Jamila shared her new release “The Deep End” with me.  It is a stirring collection of re-imagined standards and an original song.  Her cover of “All Blues” gives me goose bumps every time, no shit!

Enjoy the below interview with this bright, classy and articulate artist against whose dazzling smile there is no defense.

Music:

“Silencio”
Written by Jamila Ford and Jeff Crerie
Performed by Jamila Ford
Used by permission
Courtesy of Jamila Ford

“All Blues”
Written by Miles Davis
Lyrics by Oscar Brown, Jr.
Performed by Jamila Ford
Used by permission
Courtesy of Jamila Ford

“Blue Ambition Theme” by David Corral

Filmed at Westdale Studios, Los Angeles, California

Special thanks to Bryan Jones of eLearningArt

Very special thanks to Jamila.

To learn more about Jamila, click here to visit her website.

2 comments

  1. I met Jamila some years back a few times in songwriter workshops. I was not familiar with what sort of music she played or wrote but found her friendly and pleasant. Seeing her in this video, and hearing the two songs, all I can say is “Now, there is an artist. There’s a pro” A star? It’s certainly possible.

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