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OL:
We'd like to Welcome the divinely and super-talented diva herself,  Aziza Miller!...
the lady and her music, has graced the music industry with such classics as 'La Costa', recorded by Natalie Cole, that went platinum!...  and also since recorded by various artists such as jazz pianists Ahmad Jamal, Jorge Dalto & guitarist
Phil Upchurch,
to name a few...

OL:
Aziza... (formerly known as Linda Williams) recorded it on her new acclaimed & celebrated JAZZSOETRY Vol.1 CD! ...Aziza's worldwide touring performances...from the Landmark Hall in Yokohama, Japan, to the Stirling Castle in Scotland...the Plymouth Jazz Festival in Tobego Bay with Natalie Cole,  to the Barbados Jazz Festival, the Jazz Cafe in London.. also at the Comedy Store with Whoopi Goldberg,
& back to the east coast famed Night Clubs...Blues Alley Supper Club in DC... Boston's Club 939, and in her own backyard, New York City itself, at  Ashford and Simpson's famed Sugar Bar, & all through the country. For this week, as we enter the musical world of Aziza, you simply have to see this extraordinary Artist in concert!
She and her JazzSoetry Quintet will
knock you out!

OL:
Aziza, a mentor & inspiration to
Singer Entertainer Alicia Keys
& many others...if ever there was a myth of one having too much talent, then Aziza continues to dispel that myth, just by sharing all of the dimensions of her own glorious talents... & saying, "Diva's don't apologize!"

OL:
With that said, we here at OL would like to say...Welcome Aziza, and thank you for giving us and all of the OL Site Visitors,
for what will be a 7-part Interview on the Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series,  for the entire week of October 17, 2010.

OL:
We look forward to covering all of the highlights of your Career as Composer, Pianist, Poet, JazzSoetrist, Author, Music Publisher and Educator. On behalf of all of our OL Viewers, once again, thank you and welcome Aziza! For our OL Visitors, let's go back to the very first song that you listened to as a child, that started it all for You & your love of music?

Aziza:
"Never Never Land" from Peter Pan and "Broken Hearted Melody,"
sung by Sarah Vaughan.

OL:
You were born and raised in New York City...what part?

Aziza:
I was born in Harlem and raised in the
South Bronx.

OL:
What was some of the music that you grew up with in your Family and Community, and when did You know that the music you heard as a youngster, would give to You, a lifetime of love of music?

Aziza:
Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Latin, Latin Jazz, Classical and Church music.

OL:
You started playing the piano at the age of 8 years old. Tell us of your memories on what it was like to sit at the piano and play for the first time?

Aziza:
I felt as if I found a place to temporarily escape into another world which challenged, awakened and provided companionship for a shy personality and improved my self-esteem because it showed me how it is possible to feel beautiful in a spiritual way.

OL:
Growing up, You went on to attend the legendary High School of Music & Art in NYC, which is known for not only its major curriculum on providing a complete education for the Arts in general, but also focusing and providing opportunities for young Artists' to perform 'live', preparing them for the professional world. What were your own experiences as a Student there, Aziza, and what skills did you draw from this period, that you carry with You to this day as a Performer?

Aziza:
I was taught how to perform with dynamics and expression. I also learned how to sight sing and sight read and write melodic and rhythmic dictation after hearing it played, and learned to appreciate as well as play Baroque, classical, romantic,
and impressionistic music. I played the oboe in the orchestra in the All City High School Band during my high school years at
Music and Art.

OL:
Aziza... your love of not just Jazz...
but mixing it up with some really great R&B Soul & Funk originals, truly shines through on your JAZZSOETRY CD. Congratulations on a producing yet another classic well of originals, for all of the music lovers
out there.

OL:
As we will be traveling all throughout this week, talking about all of the tracks on your hit CD, new book & more..., tell us about the overall concept of JAZZSOETRY and what this project means for You?

Aziza:
JazzSoetry, is a musical art form which combines some of the basic elements of Jazz improvisation, the driving rhythmic and melodic patterns of repetitive Soulful grooves with poetry. I call myself a JazzSoetrist and a Splinger, rather than a singer because
I combine singing with speaking.

OL:
First off, on this JAZZSOETRY CD Vol. 1... your track "J to the A", that we're featuring among other great tracks of yours during this week's Interview, Aziza... You packaged nicely, your cool poetry rap, educating those on the history and love of Jazz, as it's floating on a nice funk groove. Tell us about writing this track?

Aziza:
I was inspired to write this track when
I discovered that my music students hardly knew a thing about the origin and history of jazz, or the innovators and creators of this art form who paved the way for the rest of us not only here in America, but worldwide to continue the Jazz legacy.

OL:
What was the song that you first penned, Aziza and who had the first listen to it?

Aziza:
The first song that I penned was called "Daddy's Little Girl". My Dad was the first person to listen to it.

OL:
Also, as we here at OL, had the pleasure of seeing You perform 'live' in NYC, let us first say that your shows are truly electrifying! The Audience was in awe of your 'live' stage presentation of great music, voice & your magical mastery of the piano, playing with your great band!.

OL:
What prep work goes into the making of an "Aziza" 'live' show?

Aziza:
I personally prep through writing, arranging, listening, prayer, practice and allowing room for growth. Much of what I do 'live' comes from the electricity I feel coming at me from the audience, and I respond to it. It's fuel for me. 'Live' cannot be rehearsed. Rehearsal is for Form. 'Live' is for Real!!

OL:
Thank you very much Aziza, for coming on as our Special Guest Artist. We look forward tomorrow in Part 2 of this 7 part Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series, where Composer Pianist Entertainer Aziza tells us about her great collaborations with some of the best in the Music Industry and more on her latest CD... JAZZSOETRY! Thank you Aziza.
We'll see you tomorrow!

OL:
And thank you all for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly!

OL:
Welcome Back, Aziza. It's nice to have You on again, this being Part 2 of our 7 day Interview for OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series. Aziza, on this set, let's talk about some of your extraordinary collaborations that are now a legendary and magical part of your Music Career.

OL:
You joined Grammy Artist Natalie Cole in 1975 and became her pianist and Musical Director for 5 years. Tell us about how
 You first started working with Natalie?

Aziza:
There was an audition being held at Westbeth and it was suggested to me by a pianist who had heard me play, that I make that audition. He informed me that he had gotten the initial call to make that audition to be Natalie Cole's pianist;
however he said he was not interested in going on tour so he called me and said why don't you go for it? So I did and the rest
is history.

OL:
Aziza, during your time as Natalie Cole's M.D.; did You find the music scene out in the L.A. area in general, different from the Night Club music scene in the NYC area?

Aziza:
During my time as Natalie Cole's M.D.;
we worked practically non-stop and I was rarely in L.A. long enough to really check out the night club music scene. Being on the road as her M.D.; and pianist kept me extremely busy. It was a MAJOR responsibility.

OL:
Your beautifully penned "La Costa" classic,
of which Natalie collaborated with You 
on the lyrics to your music... Can You take us back to the moment of when You knew that You had just written a real gem of a hit song?

Aziza:
I knew it when Natalie asked me if she could write a lyric to it, after I had written the music and let her hear it, while we were on the road, and when the record label decided to put it on the B side of the 45 rpm single, which was a song called, "Our Love."

OL:
In your tours with Natalie, as her Musical Director, what would You say, Aziza, would be a special musical highlight for You, during a Natalie Cole show?

Aziza:
When I made my debut as Natalie's Orchestra Conductor in New York City at the Winter garden Theater in November on my birthday no less, and Herbie Hancock was there giving me words of encouragement and confidence before I went on stage that night.

Aziza:
I will never forget it. This for many reasons was a very special highlight for me.

OL:
What a great moment indeed, coming from Mr. Hancock himself, Aziza! Now on to your collaboration with another great Jazz giant.. Pianist Ahmad Jamal. Not only did Mr. Jamal record his own version of your music of
 'La Costa', but You also wrote the lyrics to
4 of Ahmad Jamal's recorded compositions on his own CD, including the songs...,
"Picture Perfect,"... "Whisperings,"...
"My Latin,"... "It's Only a Flower"...
Tell us about your experience in working with Mr. Jamal and how this collaboration with him came about?

Aziza:
Ahmad and I were introduced to each other by bassist and arranger
Richard Evans,
whom I also wrote a song for called Capricorn Rising, under
the name Linda Williams back in the day. Ahmad called me up and asked me if I would consider penning lyrics to four of his songs.

Aziza:
 What an honor. I said yes. He sent the music which was of course melodically and harmonically beautiful and quite inspiring to create a lyrical storyline to. Before writing,
I asked him to tell me what was the motivation for him behind each song.

OL:
What elements of Ahmad Jamal's legendary and beautiful playing style influenced You the most, as a master Pianist yourself?

Aziza:
His use of dynamics, harmonic colors, space and live performance spontaneity.

OL:
On your track "Never," in your lyrics for your own composition, you go full circle in your story line... the person first expressing the hopes and dreams, [and sometimes the up's and down's], of finding true love,
but then it happens when one least expects it. In your songwriting, do the compositions that You complete, also sometimes surprise You with new elements of emotion
at the end?

Aziza:
Sometimes.

OL:
What would be your most autobiographical song that you've written to date?

Aziza:
I am growing and ever changing so I can't answer that with a definitive. But I can tell you that my songs are my babies and each plays an important role as representatives of the various ages, stages and pages of my life.

OL:
Thank you very much Aziza, for coming on as our Special Guest Artist. Is there any music commentary you'd like to share with the viewers, in concluding this OL Interview
2 of 7 segment?

Aziza:
Stay on the path.

OL:
We look forward tomorrow in Part 3 of this 7 part Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series, where Composer Pianist Entertainer Aziza shows us a new dimension of her amazing Career as an Author of her new book, "Divanary" and shares with us, her gifts as a mentor and Teacher, to another superstar, Alicia Keys!

OL:
And thank you all for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly!

OL:
Welcome Back, Aziza. Thanks for spending some time with us at OL, this being Part 3 of our 7 day Interview for OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series. Aziza, for our OL Readers, who will surely want to know about another amazing dimension of your Career.

OL:
First, a congratulations to You, Aziza...,
tell us about 'Aziza... the Author" and the debut penning of your "Divanary,
a dictionary for Divas!"
Book?

Aziza:
I had this idea about writing a book which would look at Divas in a positive light and celebrate Divas in the various ages, stages and pages of their divinely Divalicious lives. It took about 7 years to get it together. Originally I started out with creating
a language for fun and entertainment called Divaleeze.

Aziza:
Then my ideas expanded into Diva-breviations, poetry, songs, Q & A , a Diva oath, pledge, Anthem, Divaisms and Proverbs for Diva.

OL:
What a great concept... An actual dictionary for all of the Diva ladies out there. What was your approach on documenting this?...
From A-Z, or did You start collecting Diva-word definitions over a period of time and experiences, as they presented themselves?

Aziza:
It was a combination of both. I love working with words as you can probably tell from my JazzSoetry V1 & V2 lyric writing, so this was fun for me. I went through the dictionary and I also created some of my own words.
For example a Diva between the ages of birth and 5 yrs of age is called a Divarina.

Aziza:
A Diva between the ages of 6 and 12 yrs of age is a Divarella. A teen Diva is a
Divateena.
A D.I.T is a Diva In Training.
A Diva hater is called a DivaRilla!  A Diva who is a new inductee into the Divahood Community is a Divanouveau. 

OL:
For all of the Diva ladies... can You pick a few excerpts from your Book,
and tell us Aziza, what makes one
a true Diva?

Aziza:
"Diva is a title reserved and deserved being served to those whose skills can support such a claim, thereby earning them the right to wear the name...Diva!"

Aziza:
Divaism #2: Carry the Divanary with you at all times just in case you must refer to it for the purposes of straightening someone out with a quickness!...

Aziza:
Divaism #14: Be you and know that no one can do what you do; how you do what you do when you do it... Divaism #16: Give it,
love it, live it, see it, free it, be it!

Aziza:
 Diva Proverb: "Compliments are like breath fresheners...We all could use one sometimes."... A Diva Proverb:
"Don't be jealous, be zealous!"...

Aziza:
A Poetic excerpt, "Diva is attractive, active, inter-active, real. In flats, sneakers, flip flops or heels. In a school, on the street, on the job or at home, in a synagogue, a church a crowd or alone. In the park, on the beach, on her bike, on the phone.
Living her dream and making it her own."...

OL:
Speaking of Diva to Divas...As a Music Educator yourself, there's one special young Diva, who you have mentored and taught over the years...the very talented Singer / Songwriter, Alicia Keys. How proud You must be of her. The world surely knows of
Alicia Keys
the superstar,
and now also as a new Mom.

OL:
Tell us a little bit about Alicia Keys,
as your former student?

Aziza:
She was loved and admired by all who knew her. She was the kind of student that every teacher dreams of teaching. She was self-motivated, talented, passionate and driven.

OL:
Nov. 2007 on GMA You appeared with
Alicia Keys,
signaling a great reunion. What went through Your mind and heart, during that time of the show?

Aziza:
I was of course very proud of her and I was extremely touched when she told the millions of viewers that I was the teacher who taught her everything she knows in regards to music.

OL:
Without a doubt, present company and all of the above excluded, Aziza..., in this new world recording technology, that can make anyone sound great on a track, where do You see the Music Industry is today, regarding the gifted Singer/Songwriter Performers like Yourself?

OL:
Alicia Keys, Norah Jones & many other others in this atmosphere, who just want to tell their story through music, 'live' and naturally?

Aziza:
I would like to see more of the naturally gifted singer/songwriter performers getting more opportunities to be heard and seen in movies and television, live concerts, interviews and radio.

Aziza:
There are many super talented writers who never get the opportunity for broader exposure of their music and this is unfortunate.

OL:
Who would be some of your favorite Artists that You listen to today?

Aziza:
Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige

OL:
As we're highlighting this "Diva" segment, Aziza... give us one word in your new "Divanary" Book that would describe You best?

Aziza:
Originality

OL:
Thank you very much Aziza, for coming on as our Special Guest Artist. Is there any music commentary you'd like to share with the viewers, in concluding this OL Interview
3 of 7 segment?

Aziza:
Divas...
hear the bass line in your mind at all times!

OL:
We look forward tomorrow in Part 4 of this 7 part Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series, where Composer Pianist Entertainer AZIZA gives us a one-word playback on OL's weekly one-word commentary segment of this Interview...so stay in the moment and enjoy!

OL:
And thank you all for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly!

OL:
Welcome Back, Aziza. It's nice to have You on again, this being Part 4 of
our 7 day Interview for OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series.

OL:
 We're at the segment Interview feature, where we introduce a 'one word' Interview
question to You, Aziza, and if you can you please playback a One-word Commentary Note for the OL Visitors, that would be very 'Divanary'!

OL:
Piano?
Aziza:
partner

OL:
Wonderment?
Aziza:
joy

OL:
Coast?
Aziza:
east

OL:
Don't?
Aziza:
why not?

OL:
Jazz?
Aziza:
history

OL:
Show?
Aziza:
live

OL:
Gift?
Aziza:
special

OL:
Dad?
Aziza:
friend

OL:
Poetry?
Aziza:
spiritual

OL:
Diva?
Aziza:
misunderstood

OL:
Thank you very much Aziza, for coming on as our Special Guest Artist. We look forward soon, to Part 5 of this 7 part
Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series,
where we get to know a little about some of Composer Pianist Entertainer Aziza's Favorite musical things! Thank you Aziza.

OL:
And thank you all for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly!

OL:
OL giving a welcome back.. to Composer Pianist Entertainer Aziza, this being Part 5 of our 7 day Interview for OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series. Welcome back Aziza, it's wonderful to have You on again. What projects are You working on, now?

Aziza:
1. Promoting and hopefully selling a lot of my merchandise...JazzSoetry V2 & V1 on www.cdbaby.com/cd/aziza12 and my book The Divanary, a dictionary for Divas! Available to order through my web site https://www.facebook.com/aziza.miller

Aziza:
2. Akua Dixon and I are also preparing for a live show together on Nov. 6 at Sistas Place. Show times are 9 and 10:30 pm. Located at 456 Nostrand Ave, corner of Jefferson Ave.
in Bklyn. Alex Alexander is the drummer and Calvin Jones is the bass player for the evening. They are both amazing musicians.

Aziza:
3. I am also holding open auditions on the afternoon of Nov. 6 from 4-6pm for Divas between the ages of 6 and 25 years of age for my next Divas Don't Apologize show.
This show will be the 3rd one I have produced and it will be held at the Abrons Arts Center,
located at 466 Grand St. on Dec. 17.
Details will be posted on my web site
https://www.facebook.com/aziza.miller as it becomes available. And 4. I continue to teach piano, part-time.

OL:
That's really wonderful, Aziza...
You're a busy Artist and we look forward to many more great things to come from You... Here's wishing You all the best! Now Aziza, who would be the Artists on your list, that You would like to work with in the future?

Aziza:
Whoever the universe has allowed to appear in my view and connect with me. Sometimes we think we know until circmstances and opportunities we never dreamed of teach and show us otherwise. So I prefer not to say at this time.

OL:
We can certainly appreciate that... Aziza.. with your extensive Touring and Night Club experience throughout your Career, as a Performer, give us the pro's & con's, if any, of performing in large venues, compared to more intimate Night Club settings?

Aziza:
They are opposites and they both have something very real to offer. However, I think since my music is largely intimate it fits perfectly into a large but intimate venue of say 100, 000 fans!!

OL:
We got a chance to visit your website at
https://www.facebook.com/aziza.miller, with links to your 'live' show video at Ashford & Simpson's famed Sugar Bar Night Club in NYC, which was great.
How does it feel in general, to perform where there's so much inspiration by the Owner's themselves, Valerie Simpson & Nicholas Ashford, two of R&B's Songwriting and Performing Legends?

Aziza:
It is a tremendously great & nurturing feeling that is difficult to put into words, but I will try by saying that It's like flying in the sky without a plane, yet you feel safe! I love performing at
Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar!

OL:
Thank you very much Aziza, for coming on as our Special Guest Artist. Is there any music commentary you'd like to share with the viewers, in concluding this OL Interview
5 of 7 segment?

Aziza:
Only that I hope those who read this interview will check out & support my music and my book!'

OL:
We look to Part 6 of this 7 part Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series, where we get to cover more of  Composer Pianist Entertainer AZIZA's JAZZSOETRY CD Tracks & more!!

OL:
And thank you all for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly!


OL:
Welcome Back to the Diva herself, Composer Pianist Entertainer Aziza, this being Part 6 of our 7 day Interview for OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series. Welcome back Aziza, it's nice to have You on again. Aziza, your "Party People" song on your JAZZSOETRY Vol. 2 CD,
makes for a great dance track.
When You perform this song 'live', it must really get the crowd going and wanting to party even more. Is this a staple song that You perform in your 'live' shows often?

Aziza:
No, it is not a staple song anymore. I do not perform that song so much now because it has been 3 years, however when it first came out in 2007 on the vol.1 cd, yes we played it a lot. I am very excited about my new JazzSoetry V2 project because
I am speaking about some real issues and messages that are important to me because
I went through stuff that led me to write & express what I did, and for those who like to listen to words and messages, I am hoping they can get" what I be 'splingin' 'bout!

OL:
Aziza, tell us about one of your favorite highlighted moments, while working with the Guys in your band?

Aziza:
Can't really think of one of my favorite highlighted moments at this time...sorry!
 But there have been quite a few good moments. I think it comes across in some of the various videos posted on youtube.com and reverbnation.com

OL:
What keyboards are you using in your 'live' performances and studio recordings?

Aziza:
I am a Yamaha endorsed artist.

OL:
Another one of your hits, over the years, became a favorite disco classic called, "Elevate Our Minds", recorded on your CITY LIVING Album and covered on several labels, including RCA Records and the Sony Records Label. Not only does it have a great lyrical message, but a nice latin-styled influence.
Tell us of your love of latin rhythms
in general?

Aziza:
Where I grew up in the South Bronx, there were a lot of Latin and Caribbean influences all around me and I took a liking to it because I liked to dance when I was growing up,
 and rhythms and poly rhythms always fascinated me and still do.

Aziza:
The first latin band I worked in was that of Bassist Alex Blake's Father. I loved those days! Alex Sr. taught me how to play montunos, boleros, etc..on piano. And when
I was in the studio recording
Elevate Our Minds
for my City Living Album,

Aziza:
I remember calling him up on the phone, asking him how to say Elevate Our Minds in spanish, and I used it in the song!
Eleva La mente!!
Thank you Mr. Blake Sr.!!

OL:
When you're sitting down at the piano, writing music... what moves You first,
the music or the lyrics...,
or both in the same moment?

Aziza:
Sometimes it is the lyrical hook and sometimes it is the music. Sometimes it's just a mood I am feeling. There have been times when I wake up with a melody or lyrical idea in my mind.

Aziza:
There have been times when I have been driving, or walking down the street and an idea will happen. I always try and remember to carry my digital recorder with me cause you just never know!

Aziza:
I never force it. If I am not feeling anything, it won't happen. When you're a student and you're learning how to write; there are times, in order to get that passing grade in class,

Aziza:
that you have to force yourself to come up with something quick, but that is not the case here any more, thank goodness. Some folks can commercially create under pressure and demands..I can not. Mine is strictly based on inspiration.

Aziza:
I don't think about the money, I think about the message. Not enough solid and meaningful messages in much of today's music. This is my opinion. So as for me, I know the money will come. Songs I wrote
30 years ago prove that to be true!

OL:
How true indeed, Aziza...well said!
Thank you very much Aziza, for coming on as our Special Guest Artist. Is there any music commentary you'd like to share with the viewers, in concluding this OL Interview
6 of 7 segment?

Aziza:
Don't follow your dream, live it!'

OL:
We look to Part 7 of this 7 part Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series, where Composer Pianist Entertainer AZIZA gives us her closing music commentary on where
Urban Jazz is today...

OL:
And thank you all for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly!

OL:
Welcome Back, Aziza. It's nice to have You on again, this being Part 7 of our 7 day Interview for OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly Series. As we have reached the closing segment of this Interview feature, OL would first like to thank You, Aziza, for showing us All that true talent and grace,
really do co-exist, with a wonderful longevity is timeless.. and your Artistry and Music is truly awe-inspiring to so many, and Yes!...
to all of the Diva's out there, of all walks of life! Thank You, Aziza and all the best to You!

Aziza:
It has been my pleasure. I have enjoyed your questions and I am honored to be included in your roster of artists who've been interviewed and featured on your fantastic web site.
All the best to you and I hope to see you soon at one of our shows.

OL:
Thank you very much, Aziza, for spending some of your time with OL and all of our
OL Readers...
enlightening us all with your Artistry and vision! ...In closing of this Interview, if you will, please give us your closing liner note thoughts on where
Urban Jazz
is today and your closing music commentary quote?
Thank you.

Aziza:
Urban jazz and where it is today? I think it is evolving, and giving musicians such as myself, the opportunity for self expression. Urban jazz, in my opinion,gives other musicians and writers, like myself a 'voice' in this otherwise closed industry. There are all kinds of people in this world and we need variety in music.

Aziza:
Music is a great metaphor for human relationships. Take for example a string quartet: The first violin, the highest voice, will carry the melody, but not always. Suddenly its role will be to play a counterpoint line, or nothing at all.
The cello, the lowest voice, will support the group with its lines. But it may, at any moment, take the lead.

Aziza:
The same handful of musicians and singers and composers is not going to fulfill the demands and needs of the people.
I remember how Sly Stone said it best when he penned the phrase- "Different strokes, for different folks and so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby"...

Aziza:
My own personal quote that I like a lot says- "I can't be you and you can't be me, but that's okay 'cause I don't wanna be anyone else and neither should you. Accept me as
I am and for you the same I'll do."

Aziza:
I can appreciate and respect any artist, or style of music be it the so-called straight ahead traditional jazz, just as much as I do the urban Jazz players. If it FEELS good,
it's all right!

Aziza:
Jazzsoetry V2 and Jazzsoetry Vol.1 are at www.cdbaby.com/cd/aziza12
And Divanaries can be ordered by contacting me at aziza@
divasdontapologize.com

Aziza:
Nov. 6 is my next upcoming show with Akua Dixon, Calvin Jones and Alex Alexander @ Sistas Place in Bed-Stuy. Bk. Come by the Sugar Bar Tues nights are Blues nights and open mic hosted by Nick Ashford. Great fun!!

Aziza:
Thank you for this feature, it is the most classy one I have ever done!

OL:
Thank you, Aziza, for giving us here at OL, your very classy and in-depth Interview.
It is often said  that 'good things come to those who wait'... Well, we're very glad that we've waited to catch up and spend a week or so, with a great Artist like You, Aziza and got to listen to your wonderful music...!

OL:
Any Diva, or anyone that writes and performs great music like this, will never have to apologize to be recognized. Your humanity and talents shines through! Thank you, to Composer, Pianist, Poet, JazzSoetrist, Author, Music Publisher, and Educator AZIZA, and thank you All for visiting OL's Oceanliner Notes Weekly...!

Playlist samples: Singer Songwriter Author
AZIZA
1. The classic
"La Costa"
(written by Aziza (Linda Williams) and Natalie Cole

More Aizia originals:
2. Never
3.  "J to the A"
4. Party People
5. Eleven 27
6. Time
Special Guest Artist Online Interview Feature...
AZIZA
CELEBRATED SINGER SONGWRITER POET & AUTHOR
www.facebook.com/aziza.miller
Original  OL Records Artist Interview: 10/17/10 - 10/23/10


OL Quote Pick of the
Guest Artist's Interview!

"My own personal quote that I like a lot says " I can't be you and you can't be me, but that's okay 'cause I don't wanna be anyone else and neither should you. Accept me as I am and for you the same I'll do."
...Aziza