Belmont School of Music faculty member Sandra Dudley has released a brand new CD on Cognito Records called “All Of My Life” with friend and jazz pianist, Lori Mechem. Mechem is a former piano instructor at Belmont and the director of the Nashville Jazz Workshop with husband and bassist, Roger Spencer. Dudley has been teaching voice in the commercial music department since 1995. The duo project is a tribute to the legendary lyricists, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. The Bergmans have written lyrics for songs put to music by composers such as Michel Legrand and Marvin Hamlisch, and performed by countless artists including Barbra Steisand-a lifelong friend. Dudley and Mechem recorded the project in early August and celebrated the release on Nov. 17 at the Nashville Jazz Workshop to a standing room only crowd. The Bergmans have been involved with the project from the beginning adding a quote and picture to the project. The album also includes two previously unrecorded Bergman songs.
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