Her Voice for AIDS Relief
Naylor (B.A., Marketing/Advertising, '91) was less
than enthralled with her SFSU music appreciation class until the instructor
played a recording of Sarah Vaughn singing George Gershwin. "It
changed my life," Naylor says. "I left the class and went
immediately to a record store. I knew I wanted to make music a larger
part of my life. I think every song on that record is now a part of
Today, Naylor is a successful jazz vocalist who plays to sell-out crowds
in the Bay Area, as well as venues across the nation. Her third album,
"Shelter," will release on her label, Ruby Records, in June.
"Winter," a single off the album, was the number one jazz
vocal download at Amazon.com last winter.
The new song closest to Naylor's heart is "I Remember You,"
written by her friend Joe Wilson, founder of Artists Against AIDS. The
pair recorded the song to commemorate World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2002. Naylor
performed the song four times that day at various Bay Area AIDS-related
events and is donating all proceeds from the single to AIDS relief. "We
are committed to using our talents as artists and business people to further
AIDS awareness," Naylor says.
Naylor has donated profits from her previous albums to help the San
Francisco Public Library purchase a piano, and to Music in Schools Today,
a Bay Area organization dedicated to improving music education in local