Regena Hoye: an American original.
Jazz is a style that defines the American origin. Since my teenage years, while listening to the phonograph in the basement of my relative's home, I have loved jazz. I started a vinyl collection of all the iconic vocalists and instrumentalists that my small budget could afford. And I was very proud of my twenty LP's. Never in my life did I think that I would sing beside them: in spirit. I originally wrote a few songs for my self-published children's book. My songs have been sitting in a drawer for years. One day I looked at them and thought that maybe someone would enjoy them. I was born in 1948, so this is a late effort. In 2012, I walked into a recording studio and met some talented musicians. And a year later I present my first CD, "Soft Summer Night."