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@ohljazz
Joined Washington, DC, USA

ohljazz

Jazz pianist / ASCAP songwriter from Washington, DC. Wrote my first song at a pretty late age, inspired by a discussion about rhubarb. Fortunately for everyone, I stopped after two vegetable songs and moved on to other subjects.

This is my first 50/90 - I joined FAWM this year for the first time and loved it - lots of inspiration and collaboration led to at least two songs I plan to record later in the year.

Check out my album "Making Up For Lost Time" to hear some of my original jazz songs. I also released two singles (so far) this year as part of my new "Groove Park" project. Look for "Island In The Sea" and "Bend Don't Break" on YouTube or your favorite streaming service.

Songs (10):

[avatar] [avatar] The Moon in Your Eyes by @ohljazz + @cindyrella #im_not_a_singer #collaboration #collab #love_song 11
[avatar] Take One Step by @ohljazz #power_pop #funk #brass #inspirational 2
[avatar] Powerful Questions by @ohljazz #solo-piano #jazz #questions #guy_with_piano 5
[avatar] Pelican Cove by @ohljazz #pelican #eagle #short #electric_piano 3
[avatar] [avatar] Stage Of Life by @ohljazz + @sunfire #funk #collab #organ #oldschool 5
[avatar] [avatar] Where Do We Go Now? by @ohljazz + @kahlo2013 #acoustic #needs_vocals #needs_collab #collab 3
[avatar] Enjoy the Silence by @ohljazz #silence #jazz #blues #piano 7
[avatar] Sunflower In The City by @ohljazz #jazz_piano #electric_piano #guy_with_piano #ballad 5
[avatar] [avatar] What I Want by @ohljazz + @sunfire #collaboration #pop_rock #collab 3
[avatar] So Many Songs by @ohljazz #writersblock #rumba #drumgenius #latinjazz 3

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Hi @cindyrella - not sure about the exact process. Maybe best to check with the PROs themselves: ASCAP: https://ome.ascap.com/en BMI: https://www.bmi.com/join/

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I'm not registered with pro. How do I do it?

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Thanks!

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I can't wait to hear it!

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since you like jazz and pelicans, i thought you might enjoy this short film i made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXITfrgNdvg&ab_channel=billWhite

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@sunfire

Thanks for putting music to Stage of Life. Edits look good too, .

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@sunfire

Of course

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@sunfire

I got to thinking more about your comment you left on Stage of Life. I have no problem with you working on a lyric of mine as I took your remark to mean you're already working on something which is fine but I would appreciate it for future reference if you would ask first before proceeding.
Hope that doesn't change anything but I think we should able to be honest around here.

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@sunfire

Hey! Thanks for looking at Stage of Life and liking it and thanks for letting me know you're working on something.
I'd love to hear what you envision.

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Thank you! I love the way you brought the lyrics to life! It has a wonderful feel to it. Iā€™m grateful for your time and talent to create the song from my words!

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Sorry for the delayed response - I just got home from work! Please feel free to post - I have no doubt I will be happy! Iā€™m grateful for your music!!ā€™

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Oh! Wonderful! Thank you! I would be happy with whatever feels best to you musically!

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@mahtowin

Thanks for your comment on Die im Dunkel! It made me stop and search again for the original text. And I discovered my mistake: it is not a vers from Mackie Messer but from the end of the Dreigroschenoper.
So: thanks a lot !!!

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@mahtowin

I really enjoyed listening to yours šŸ˜Š

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@sunfire

Thanks for collaborating with me. It makes it so much easier for people to see the complete song now, as the other way around, if I copy n pasted the link to my original post, anyone and everyone would have to surf the pages or scan my or your profile page to come across it. Posting the link to the original post would not get bumped to the top of the thread the songs are on.

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@sunfire

Thanks for putting music to What I Want, but I think I will pass in that case.

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@sunfire

I would love to hear what you envision for "What I Want". Go for it!