EL REY AND THE EMPRESSis creating JAZZ IN THE JUNGLE
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IN SEARCH OF KNOWLEDGE!
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." Albert Einstein
This tier is for those who support our quest to share our adventure and help us inspire others to begin and/or continue adventures of their own.
You're never too old (or too young) to learn something new!
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This tier is for those who believe in sharing and wish to help us inspire others to achieve the success they desire and excel in their life's work.
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"Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music". Herbie Hancock
This tier is for those who are serious enough about living the dream to actually visit us in Mexico and are considering a long term rental or investing. You have to get to Puerto Vallarta by your own devices but we will provide transportation to and from the airport if you book your vacation residence through us.
We will pick you up from your Puerto Vallarta residence and treat you to a day in Mismaloya where we will have lunch in a cafe on our beautiful beach.
At lunch we will answer any questions you have and spend the afternoon sharing the experience of living in paradise, and/or you can just enjoy the day swimming and enjoying the flora an fauna of our beautiful location.
After lunch we will take you Tequilla tasting. If you're still up to a little more fun you can chose an activity like horseback riding, snorkeling, water boarding, massage... We're locals so we get the best deals.
Venturer benefits include:
- Blog Subscription
- Downloadable CD
- Video links to live "Jazz In The Jungle Events"
- A day on Mismaloya Beach including lunch and Tequilla tasting.
- Round trip transportation from your Puerto Vallarta residence to Mismaloya.
"EL REY and the EMPRESS"
SHOUT OUT TO OUR MEMBERS!
As you know, our mission is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy.
We are so happy to be able to report our challenges and successes. With your help we have established ourselves as artists in the Puerto Vallarta community and we have begun several projects focusing on our goal to create "Jazz in the Jungle", our cultural center to help advance the appreciation, understanding, and performance of jazz.
Thanks for making a difference. By giving to "Jazz in the Jungle" you are supporting the development of the next generation of jazz greats and the creation of outstanding concerts and innovative programming, and helping to preserve the rich tradition of America’s music.
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Your support of our creative efforts enables us to continue sharing our stories and our expertise. To those of you who have been consistently supporting us throughout the last six months we say thank you, thank you, thank you!
We look forward to your continued support!
Mexico is a beautiful magical place where we chose to export our skills and experience. It is a warm and welcoming environment. This is a place where friendship is important and people work to live instead of living to work.
Now our life is like a wonderful movie and we are free. We live in a comfortable little house five minutes walking distance from the beach. We live on the edge of the jungle.
We have a small garden with banana, sour sop and gondo berry trees. We get the fruit for our margaritas for free. The river runs right past our front door and is lined with lush guayaba and mango trees that provide sweet snacks on the way to the beach.
The ocean is full of fish that we don't need a license or permission to catch.
We ride horses through clouds of butterflies to have lunch at an old movie set that was turned into a restaurant.
We are 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. One of the safest cities in the world where we enjoy all the shopping, restaurants, live
entertainment and night life our hearts desire.
We learned how to thrive in Mexico for as much as 60% less than it costs to live in the states. Our dollars go much, much farther than they would in the USA or Europe. It's nice to have more money left over at the end of the month. If you're on a fixed income it's like getting a raise.
We want to show you the Mexico we know. We want you to experience the freedom that we have found. We want you to experience living in abundance.
ABOUT USDo not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. George Herbert
We were heavily invested in the work hard long hours, "put your nose to the grindstone" myth. That's no way to live. Most of what we got in return was a bloody nose.
Between the two of us we have over 50 years of experience promoting and producing music in the U.S. and Europe. In the last several years we've learned how to be successful in the field of vacation rental management.
We have exported all of our knowledge and experience into the development of a unique community in a unique part of the world and we are inviting you to come and reinvent yourself here on the Mexican Riviera. We invite you to be happy. We invite you to be free. We invite you to join us on "the fun side" of the wall.
EMPRESS is an accomplished jazz singer, actress, musician and teacher. After performing in Broadway musicals, TV, soap operas and the New York night club circuit, Empress found success in the U.S. and Europe starring/co-staring in musicals including "The Lion King", "The Buddy Holly Story", "Hair", "Sister Act", "Freedom Train" and many more productions.
Empress was so popular in Europe that she settled in Germany, where she became fluent in the language and started a cultural center featuring a jazz club. The concert venue, Wilhelm13 has been running successfully since 2010 and is a cultural hub in the city of Oldenburg where Empress was personally honored by the Mayor for her volunteer work in promoting traditional American music in Germany.
As General Manager and Program Director El Rey (aka. Rejj Smooth) was an innovator at XRadio.Biz "...a radio station broadcasting on the internet aimed at creating a network for the mainstream of independent music..."
He also created and hosted a successful celebrity jazz show spot lighting established and new artists in the genre. His weekly talk show titled the "Sheeples Court" scrutinized religion, politics, culture and the news items of the day from 4 different view points as he interviewed iconoclastic guests including Craig Sotkovsky a.k.a. "The Prophet" - a world renowned financial expert, A.J. Watkins a.k.a. "The Right Rev. Rhino" - an elder in the Church of God In Christ, and Adam Schneider aka. the satanic "Spiritual Hacker".