As a life-long painter, I was surprised and certainly delighted to find myself writing a song, rather than drawing a picture to express the rush of emotion on the birth of my granddaughter. Her arrival five years ago opened a new door in my heart and two song collections came through, Why I love Life So and The Secret Life of Animals. And there's a third on the way! As a painter I am accustomed to working in solitude and so have reveled in the company necessary to make music and what wonderful company it has been! JEFF WAXMAN, Producer and Arranger Jeff was nominated for a Drama Desk Award last spring for his adaptation of Woody Guthrie's music for the Off Broadway musical, woody Guthrie's American Song, he received a Grammy nomination for his production of the cast album of the Broadway musical, Doonesbury, and he was awarded an EMMY for his scoring of an educational children's video titled, Smoke Free Class of 2000. For three years Jeff produced the widely heard children's radio program, Karen and the Musical medicine Show. He has also worked extensively in the field of children's music for Sony and BMG. MARJORIE LIPARI, Co -Producer and Artistic Director Marjorie began her musical career in the original cast of Hair and was in the first LA MAMA troupe to tour Europe. She has since written and produced music almost continuously, most recently for the NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATRE.