By Marivir R. Montebon
New York City — The sweet, soothing voice of Bing Braganza Martin literally helped cool off the heat wave here when she launched her CD album ‘What Moonlight Can Do’.
Serenading an intimate audience of friends and young aspiring singers, Bing debuted her CD with a launch party in the UCT Center on Second Avenue.
Her cousin, stage director and artist Miguel Braganza, put the event altogether for her. Bing is a jazz singer and physical therapist by profession and resides in Downey, California. She was in town to launch her CD and grace the affair of the International Jaycees conference on July 18. Cool and effortless, Bing sang select songs from her album, produced by the Ric Ickard Productions, such as Coffee Time and What a Little Moonlight Can Do.
Actress, model, and singer Gail Banawis was the evening’s special guest singer. Gail sang the Philippine National Anthem with the World Chorale in Las Vegas during the recent Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. The young aspiring performers of Miguel’s MB2NYC also took turns in entertaining the guests with their songs.
Ballerina Zhongjing Fang of the American Ballet Theater came to grace the affair as well as the former president of the UNIFFIED teachers group, Ms. Lumen Castaneda. (Featured photo by Ms. Lumen Castaneda.)