While recovering from surgery for carcinoid cancer in 2006, Giovanna Imbesi used her amazing talents to compose “Hush,” featuring Toni Peete. The song, says Giovanna, was created to “inspire peacefulness and quiet in the midst of frightening medical diagnoses, surgery, and facing the unknown of cancer treatment. The lyrics were inspired by a very special nurse who was part of my healing team and the song is dedicated to her, Adriana Arienti.” Giovanna has donated “Hush” to Songs for Life to help raise awareness of carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancers.
Songs for Life is a new contest to support cancer research. “Artists donate original or cover songs over a two month period, then friends, family and fans vote on their favorite songs. After the final selection by a judging panel, winners will record their final versions to be compiled and mastered onto the Songs for Life 2015 album. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the CrowdCare Foundation, a non-profit organization.”
Voting is taking place through Facebook through November 30. The top 20 songs by Facebook Likes will be sent to the judges who select the winners. The judges are high profile music industry professionals including celebrity artists and music journalists. Winners will be announced on December 15, 2014.
A vote for Giovanna Imbesi’s “Hush” is a vote for greater awareness about rare NET cancers. You can vote for Giovanna’s song here: bit.ly/Giovanna_HUSH (vote by clicking on the Facebook Like under Giovanna’s photo). Please also share Giovanna’s entry on your Facebook page and for those who use Twitter, please encourage voting for “Hush.” Thank you for your support!!
Giovanna is a composer, classically-trained pianist, and producer whose first national tour was in 1987 with Yanni to promote his album, Out of Silence, and she also performed during the “Yanni 1988 Concert Series” and “Reflections of Passion” concert tours. She has performed with John Tesh and Charlie Adams, and with symphony orchestras such as the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Minneapolis Symphony. Among the performers with whom she has worked are Patti Labelle, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheila E., Toni Childs, Starship, and she toured internationally with Andy Summers. After a national road tour with saxophonist Dave Koz, she released her first album in 2006, Short Stories: Piano Music for Healing, Meditation and Relaxation.