DASHING! VOL 3 Released



CD Release by Baltimore Composers Forum member Gavin Brown

Baltimore Composers Forum member Gavin Brown has 5 songs on the new DASHING album from Navona Records. With lyrics written by Miesha Lowery, this compilation CD includes 5 songs that will bring to mind the holiday season. DASHING is a compilation album put out every year by Navona Recordings, featuring new composers. Great gift for friends and family. Performed by Gavin Brown at the piano and Diana Cantrell. To listen to sample tracks, purchase a CD, or stream, click one of the links on the left!

Composer Gavin Brown’s musical journey began with The Sting. He took up piano so he could play the ragtime music of Scott Joplin which was featured in that movie. He studied music at DePauw University and composition with Panamanian composer Roque Cordero at Illinois State University. His music draws from a number of influences from classical to jazz to rock and pop.

Baltimore-based writer Miesha Lowery is a lyricist and poet with an old soul; she can write lyrics and poetry for any genre. Recently two of her songs were chosen out of hundreds to be arranged into a musical score and performed for the Non-Profit BCF Sonitus Concert.

Miesha is currently working on projects both within her profession and with other artists to enhance her body of work further and has been published in Kairos Literary Magazine. She is also working with BCF for their next project, “Let it Be Said.”

Singer Diana Cantrelle is at home in Opera, Oratorio, Musicals, VoiceOver & Film. Some favorites – Brahms Opus 91, Handel’s Messiah, Mother – Amahl & the Night Visitors, Witch – Hänsel und Gretel, Amneris – AÏDA, Carmen – Carmen-Vive la Liberté; Madame Flora (Baba) – The Medium, Adalgisa – Norma, Azucena – Il Trovatore. Masters Music Voice Performance/Vocal Pedagogy with Composition Studies Peabody Conservatory of Music.