Hard to believe that 10 months have gone by. Really – I can hardly wrap my brain around it. Still feels surreal at times. Most times. But I have discovered that if I keep busy enough then I can outrun the grief for a while at least. So I have been really productive these past couple of weeks creating slideshow videos. But in reality, there is no use running because it still manages to find you at the most unexpected moments.
This song, “Kiss Me Under A Shining Sun”, is one very close to my heart. Kait and I wrote the lyrics and a HUGE heartfelt thanks goes to The Starpainters who recorded the song: Andy Sparling (trombone + melody), David Reed (guitar), Howard Baer (bass + arrangement), Lenni Stewart (vocals), Ken Harnden of Pinnacle Music Studios and Katrien Reed (cover design).
They all donated their time, talent to the project as their contribution to Kait’s Comfort Kits – (you can read more about the kits under the tab at the top right.)
The song is now available at Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and just about everywhere that sells music. Thank you for supporting what we create! Music matters.
I created this video below to accompany the song – please feel free to share & help spread the word. All proceeds from online digital sales (only available online) are going to Kait’s Comfort Kits.
So Kait my sweet – this marker day I have decided to launch our song with a little help from our friends. I feel you closer than ever these days. XO
Quelle belle voix d’Ange tu as 😇🥰 ma chère Jeannette et l’émotion que tes paroles dégagent sont inspirantes. Merci de nous partager. 😇
Oui je suis d’accord que Lenni a une voix d’ange! Merci pour tes gentils sentiments – je n’ai pas pu écouter la chanson pour un bon bout de temps mais maintenant que mes amis l’ont enregistré, je peux apprécier la chanson et pleurer en même temps. 💜💜💜
Beautiful song, beautiful voice, beautiful woman. Such a wonderful collaboration from the heart. Keep the jazz – my favourite genre – coming Jeanette! xoox
Thank you, Wendy. I found Lenni’s voice really captured what Kait and I envisioned for the song – a romantic 1940s-ish smooth jazz ballad. It was our first jazz song – I’m not sure I can do this on my own. Thank God for Andy’s melody, Howard’s arrangement, The Starpainters’ rendition and Lenni’s smooth vocals – all the elements combined elevate the song. Ken Harnden at Pinnacle Music did a superb recording, too. xoxo
WOW! and double WOW! What a gorgeous song! You and Kait wrote something so special in so many ways. And the delivery by all musicians just sent me back to the 1940’s dancing under the stars. Beautiful just beautiful. Brought a tear to my eyes. Love ya, Jeannette…oxo
So glad you like it – Lenni and The Starpainters elevated the song to heights beyond anything I had imagined. And to have had Ken Harnden at Pinnacle Music Studios record/mix/produce it was a dream. Our Dream Team – Kait would agree. I am truly thrilled with it and hope that it will help raise some funds for Kait’s Comfort Kits. I also have some download cards ($1 each) that buys a download so I never leave home without them. Love to you both XOXO
This would be a great song for Michael Buble…. let him help you raise $$ for Kait’s cause 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
After reading your comment, I tagged him on Twitter so maybe his peeps will listen to it and pass it on! Thanks, Gisele ❤️
What a beautiful song with such wonderful lyrics & written by two of my beautiful friends. Jeanette & Kait.
You sang it beautifully too, Lenni !
I love your photos & video collage, Jeanette, which make it all the more very special.
Yes… Indeed. Brava.
Gracias mi amiga
This is a lovely song Jeanette, love the jazz. I hope this goes far for you, it should be in the charts. You have such a fine voice. It’s beautifully sung. hugs
Thanks, Rammona – it was our first jazz song. Lenni did a superb job capturing the feel and the mood I was looking for – romantic jazz. hugs.
I do love the lyrical, hopeful and warm feeling of this song.
How can I contribute?
Thanks, Myrna! You can download the song if you use iTunes or Amazon or you can stream on Spotify. Share the video with your friends, family and ask them to download or stream the song! Thank you <3
Your message very clearly expressed mother to daughters love. …brought tears to my eyes… I will donate something to support all the kids who have to deal with cancer in their young age….even if I cannot be there…..hopefully some one with ride with me….Sept 24th.. I marked down on my calendar
Thank you Phyllis for your kind words – and that is very generous of you to offer to help children dealing with cancer. We have to convince the government to put more money into cancer research for children. See you at the Launch if you can make it! Peace & blessings.