All I can say is, Crystal Torres called it. In December of 2012 I met her in her hotel room before my very first rehearsal with Beyonce and the rest of the band. We were catching up and she looked at me and said, “Adison, this is going to be a really good year for you. I’m excited for you”. She called it. This year has been UNBELIEVABLE! For all I knew, I’d still be at Juilliard right now finishing my master’s degree.. But instead.. I’ve traveled the world many times over playing the saxophone with the biggest pop star in the world.. Beyonce and the Mrs Carter Show..
I brought in the New Year with her last year at the Wynn in Las Vegas, then we played the Super Bowl..
I’ve traveled to so many places, that I’ve never even dreamt of going to..
I met with friends old and new around the world, from Australia to Warsaw, Poland..
I’ve played for 50k people or more for 110 nights..
I’ve become part of a whole entire new family..
I started Adi’s Jazz Kitchen!
And filmed my cooking show with some of my favorite people/ musicians..
Oh and also! I am able to start my discography with this one..
Thank you to everyone who has supported and pushed me through one of the craziest years of my life. I am so grateful for your love.
I am so thankful and blessed. SO blessed.
I look forward to even more in 2014! I wish you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!
Last night the Mrs Carter Crew put on a Christmas Extravaganza for families in need in association with Beyonce’s Beygood program! All thanks to Denee Baptiste and the Mrs Carter Dancers for putting it all together!
These kids all wrote us their Christmas wish lists and everyone in the crew bought them their presents all wrapped and ready to go! We had lots of festivities for the kids including a dance area,
Arts and crafts, reading to the kids, and taking pictures with Santa Claus!
Naturally at Adi’s Jazz Kitchen we have to run the cookie/cupcake decorating station, which was a complete success! Who doesn’t like christmas cookies and cupcakes?! Come on now.. I started baking as soon as I got back into town from our Boston show at 430 AM all day until the event.. Now keep in mind there were hundreds of people and all this baking took place in one oven w 2 racks and a very small nyc kitchen! What a blast though…
The gingerbread recipe I used was killer! I highly recommend it. (They come out chewy and very flavorful)
Here’s the red velvet cupcake recipe I used (also highly recommended!)
In addition to making regular cream cheese frosting, I also made my own recipe: NUTELLA CREAM CHEESE FROSTING! Can you say dabombdotcom? Here it is:
3 cups conf sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter softened
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups Nutella
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
Blend all the ingredients together. Frost cupcakes when cooled completely. Store extra frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator!
It’s so important to remember to give back to those who might need a hand this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!
Here’s a little tour of our tour bus, and a little demonstration from Rie Tsuji on how to properly climb into a bunk.. There is also a special guest appearance from Mr Bear. Check it out!
Here I am again, starting another leg (the 5th one to be exact) of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour with Beyonce. It really snuck up on me this time.. I was having such a good time with my family and my sweetheart over Thanksgiving I barely noticed I had to leave the day after. We started off in Vancouver (which is beautiful I hear.. No time to explore) then we flew into San Jose today. My spirits were lifted when I saw a Christmas fair outside of our hotel!! So we went, we ate, we stole Santa’s sleigh, and we decked the halls and it was a blast!
See you tomorrow night San Jose!
Hey Everyone! Here’s some shots and videos from the Mrs Carter Show Halloween party and the band carving watermelons! I didn’t buy a costume so I tore the sheets off my bed and made a toga! It came together with the help of some of Crystal’s birthday flowers.. Always finding ways to improvise over here.. Here’s the stuff!
I hope you all had a very spooky halloween!
In other news.. Stay tuned for a new episode of Adi’s Jazz Kitchen.. Featuring a very talented special guest!! Take a guess who..
Dun dun duuun!
The lack of a kitchen on the road really infuses a deep sense of excitement (over the normal amount) within me when it comes to good food.. As you can see by this video, I am more than thrilled when our “after show” food is us getting our own taco truck. You can also see, that I’m not the only one! (Both of the Larry’s, Crystal, and Rie seem to agree)!
Been having a blast, Melbourne. See you for show number 3 tonight!