Randi Cee

Randi Cee is a bandleader and a swing and hot jazz vocalist living in LA. Her CD, Any Kind of Man, is available via randiceemusic.com. To see clips from her acting and dance career watch this video. For booking information, write: [email protected]
Home-Despot Santa

Give a gig this Christmas

This year I saw a covert “holiday” laced commercial in August. The commercial might have been about hemorrhoid cream. I really don’t remember. I do

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curlys

Everybody Comes to Curley’s!

David Boeddinghaus, Banu Gibson, Tim Laughlin, Chloe Feoranzo, The entire Baker/Clancy family, Ralf and John Reynolds, Bob Ringwald, Dawn Lambeth, Chet Jaeger, and Pieter Meijers

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Trial by Jury WS GIlbert

Testifyin’

I recently observed that, in your youth, you know you have a dear friend if they help you move. At my age, if they show

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The Fire This Time

The Fire This Time

When I was in Cornwall, visiting what I like to call my cousins once removed by friendship (my best friend’s cousins), I missed my plane

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Respecting Aretha

Respecting Aretha

Our Lady Jerry Wexler dubbed her “Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows”: the depth of her sound and ability to connect us to something primal owes

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Womens Jazz Workshop LA

My Mother Tried

My mother tried. I got piano lessons as a child. I just didn’t “get it.” The woman she hired was a crummy bored piano teacher

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Randi Cee

Anatomy of a House Concert

My brain delights in unraveling when it should be sleeping. Rarely are these sessions productive. Occasionally, the brain spin cycle leads to an epiphany. No

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Holly and Tip

Bump in the Road

To say the Road of Life is bumpy might be the understatement of the year. For me personally, the last two years have been like

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Randi Cee Christmas

Oy, Humbug!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful

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Hollywood Bowl

Bowled Over

The Scope of Jazz I have a very tiny, very beautiful pony hair purse. Too small to be of any use, it hangs on a

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Randi Cee and the Speakeasys

A Woman Leads the Band

Titles are difficult. For years, I floated through life undercutting any achievements while expertly conducting the negative cacophony that played in my head. Women are

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No More Challenges!

No More Challenges!

It’s been a challenging year. Look I’m not going to bore you with the details of that. It’s bad copy and no one likes a

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New Orleans on Impulse

New Orleans on Impulse

The trip to New Orleans shouldn’t have happened. I had no business traveling anywhere. My checking account is on life support. I was sitting on

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Costco Run

Costco Run

They were sold out of Ahi tuna at Costco. I didn’t realize that just like deep-sea fishing you have to start out very early or

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Hooked!

Hooked!

As I sit at my computer in the wee hours, because I am all about the wee hours, I realize that this issue of The

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The Swing's The Thing

The Swing’s The Thing

Much has been said amongst band leaders about playing for dancers, and swing dancing itself has been the entry point for quite a few band

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Road Trippin'

Road Trippin’

In these parts any drive under three hours is more commute than road trip; in fact Los Angeles just “won” worst traffic in the country…again.

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Bus - Cab - BOOM!

Bus – Cab – BOOM!

My childlike adoration of fireworks is extreme. If you don’t at least like them you probably should be shipped off to the island where I’ve

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