WIJSF Newsletter June 2012


WIJSF – We put women musicians to work and get their music heard by multitudes!

PLEASE NOTE:  Our format has changed. The newsletter will in blog form from now on.

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Our 182 members: 84 musicians, 11 students, 40 men and three venues welcome newest members: Dr. Alston Gooding, Pamela Hart, Alfreda Upshaw, Richard Carpenito, Pamela A. Adams, William H. Roberts, Anjal, and Anita C. Havel. Our members are from five countries: U.S., Angola, Holland, Sweden and Italy.

We especially welcome our sister organization Women in Jazz Association, Inc. Thanks to our board members for their continued support.  We welcome our new Treasurer Dr. Alston Golding and Vice President Stan Alston.

Refer your friends for membership? Simply suggest that they support women musicians! Members, bring your  dues current!

WEATHER REPORT:

It’s June 1st, rainy and cool!

In this issue:

  • June is Black Music Month
  • Media Blitz: Musicwoman with Victor Fields
  • Mimi Johnson hosts The Arts Reporter Web TV Show
  • New release from Stan Alston, Vice President of WIJSF
  • Mzuri Moyo is Civil Rights Worker Fannie Lou Hamer
  • A Regular Gig for the Diva

JUNE IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

TIME LINE

Kenny Gamble – The Innovator

Links:

See our June 2011 Newsletter

http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2011/06/01/jam-in-june-for-black-music-month

MEDIA BLITZ

THE ARTS REPORTER WEB TV SHOW

Join our FACEBOOK page

It’s so reassuring when your child follows in your footsteps. In 2011, I created the radio show entitled The Arts Reporter. My daughter, Mimi Johnson, is the co-host and has taken it a step further by creating a WEB TV Show that first aired on May 30.  Follow our blog: www.theartsreporter.wordpress.com

Congratulations to Mimi Johnson for a powerful first show of THE ARTS REPORTER videotaped live on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hosted by Mimi Johnson
Friday @ 4 p.m. EST Call 858-769-4949

TUNE IN AT www.waen.tv for the live taping every Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST. The shows will be ON DEMAND every Friday. The Web TV show is an offshoot of the BlogTalkRadio show created by Diva Joan Cartwright.  Now, it’s hosted  by Mimi Johnson,  THE ARTS REPORTER. Log on or  call in 858-769-4949

Visit www.mimijohnson.net

Email: theartsreporter@gmail.com
We wish you continued success!


Our Secretary Mimi Johnson is making her mark in Atlanta, where she recorded the first episode of her new project – THE ARTS REPORTER WEB TV SHOW on http://www.waen.tv

[Atlanta, GA: May 30, 2012] Mimi Johnson recorded her first episode of The Arts Reporter live for instant demand on www.waen.tv

GOOD NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS to our Vice President Stan Alston who released a new CD:

Mzuri Moyo The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story/The Fannie Lou Hamer Story@ DC Black Theater Festival.  Living Legend Series@ Arena Stage June 29-July 1
FANNIE LOU HAMER goes to Harlem. The lady to the left is portrayed by our member Mzuri Moyo, who has brought the story of this civil rights worker to people across the nation.

The lady to the left is portrayed by our member Mzuri Moyo

A REGULAR GIG FOR THE DIVA

Musicians are looking for work every day of the year. So, to find a regular gig is a real blessing and I am most appreciative of how I met the man who made sure I got the gig at the East End Brasserie.  I met Andrew Volkmann because of member Sherry Rudolph, who invited me to a yacht business networking last year.  Good things come to those who wait. Andrew and his co-worker Julia invited Joan Cartwright & Jazz Hotline to perform for their Mother’s Day Brunch and on June 2, the group will begin Saturday Nite Alive at the lounge in the lobby of The Atlantic Resort & Spa!

We’ll also perform on Friday, June 22, 2012 in Miami

UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY 28, 2012 – LANGSTON HUGHES LIBRARY, Corona, NY

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 – DILLARD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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