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Signature Projects

Video: Lady Sings the Blues, Part II: Ohio Jazz Vocalists

Prepared for a class with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, This video features female jazz singers who were born or got their professional start in OH. Cincinnati nurtured many of these wonderful musicians, including Mamie Smith, Mary Ellen Tanner, Amy London and many others. Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes.

City of Montgomery's Live at the Uni Music Series

In 2012, Nancy Nolan joined the Montgomery, OH Arts Commission. Shortly afterward, she and fellow commission member Greg Leader developed a three-concert music series to be housed in the historic Universalist Church in downtown Montgomery. Key to their plan was to offer the concerts free to the public, so funding was procured through grants and local business sponsorships, including Montgomery Inn and Twin Lakes Retirement Community. The series was an immediate success, boasting standing room only crowds for most of its performances.


Now in its sixteenth season, the series will feature eclectic guitarist Sylvain Acher, pop singer and guitarist Tom Steele, jazz vocalist Lynne Scott with the Phil DeGreg Trio, and vocalist Mandy Gaines will return for the popular holiday concert. Visit for more information.

Self Publishing for great authors

Shortly before the pandemic, retired attorney Bea Larsen asked me if I would help her publish her book, a collection of essays she'd read aloud on WVXU radio. With plenty of experience reading and writing but none in the publishing world, I accepted her request, which began a new career for me, about which I am passionate. Ninety-five of my clients have been over the age of 80, and they all had great stories to tell. In addition to Ms. Larsen, my clients have included: Harry H. Santen; Diane Shank; Chuck Burroughs, Stephen Honig, Jacqueline Vischer, John West and Robert Rack.

Have a book idea in your head, or need assistance finding the right agent/publisher/market? Contact me at 513.304.4078.

A memoir from Bea Larsen
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