YAPI Performers
February 2007


YAPI Index





February 2007 – 11 Acts (13 Participants)

Age 12 and Under
Alek Denslow, 12 – Played a piano solo
Irie Farr, 11 – Sang accompanied by Brenda
Will Farr, 9 – Sang accompanied by Brenda
Clinton Quinn, 11 – Played a blues improvisation on guitar accompanied by Brenda on piano
Jay Butera, 11 – Jammed on guitar with Clinton Quinn
Hannah Schake, 10 – Played piano duets with Brenda
Haley Schake, 7 – Played piano duets with Brenda
McCoy Genfan, 11 – Read his original writings of poetry and stories
Eliza Van Overschelde, 11 – Photographer for February YAPI

Age 13-19
Kayla Sosa, 18 – Sang accompanied by Brenda
Albanie Falletta, 17 – Played guitar solo/improvisations and jammed with Spensor Dodson on guitar
Spensor Dodson, 17 - Guitar jam with Albanie Falletta
Elisia Hartin, 16 – MC for February YAPI

YAPI February News and Notes
by McCoy Genfan

YAPI (young artist performance incubator) is a family event created and run by Brenda Freed as a service to the Wimberley community. Recently Brenda has been having youth doing more jobs, like MC-ing, photography, sound/running the soundboards and people like ME writing for the website.

In February’s YAPI we had a very big crowd - a total of 11 acts and 13 performers. We were seeing anything from “The Pink Panther” on piano from Alex Denslow (12) to a duet on the guitar with Clinton Quinn and Jay Butera (both 11). We had fantastic photography from Eliza Van Overschelde and a great MC job by Elisia Hartin. There was also a wide age range in the talents at YAPI, for example we had: Haley Schake (7) playing on the piano and Kayla Sosa (18) singing with piano accompanied by Brenda. We also had siblings performing, including Hannah Schake (10) playing the piano (sister of Haley Schake) and Irie and Will Farr (11 and 9) who both sang. And at the end of YAPI we had Spensor Dodson and Albanie Falleta (both 17) playing guitar together.

All in all this month’s YAPI was superb.

Also YAPI needs volunteers to: put up posters around the Wimberley area, help people get signed up to perform or to get on the YAPI mailing list, MC YAPI for the night and people to help run the sound system. If you feel you would like to volunteer for any of these please contact Brenda Freed at Bfreed1@earthlink.net or call 512-847-1022.

See you all for March YAPI, Thursday, March 1, 6pm-8pm, at Maui Wowi, in Wimberley! Get your acts together and come out for some fun!

[McCoy Genfan (11) performs his creative writing at YAPI and is the writer for YAPI News and Notes.]

Contact Information

Brenda Freed / BFreed Records
Email: bfreed1@earthlink.net
P.O. Box 1856
Blanco, TX 78606

Office Phone: 830-644-2351
Mobile Phone: 512-426-0301

Brenda on Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/brenda.freed1
Brenda on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theLaserTones

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Clinton Quinn
(Age 11)


Will Farr
(Age 9)

Clinton Quinn (Age 11)
& Jay Butera (Age 11)



Hannah Schake
(Age 10)


Haley Schake
(Age 7)

Elisia Hartin
(Age 16)



Spensor Dodson
(Age 17)


Irie Farr
(Age 11)

Kayla Sosa
(Age 18)