Musicians in New York City
Also a musicians, Rew Starr hosts a weekly online radio show “Rew & Who?” and guess who was her guest on July 25th? Diva JC!
In her native New York, Joan performed Amazing Musicwomen!
Joan Cartwright, Bertha Hope and Kim Clarke at the Langston Hughes Library in Corona, NY.
Many thanks to director Andrew P. Jackson for bringing us back for the second installment of Amazing Musicwomen!
On August 2, Diva JC interviewed Jazz Journalist Deb Morris on MUSICWOMAN RADIO, and last weekend, Mimi Johnson hosted THE ARTS REPORTER. Mimi’s weekly Web TV Show at www.mimijohnson.net will be daily come September!
WIJSF – We put women musicians to work and get their music heard by multitudes!
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. Join us!
We salute our sister organization Women in Jazz Association, Inc. founded by Pamela Hart, in Austin, TX. We look forward to partnering with this and other organizations dedicated to presenting and preserving the music of women.
Thanks to our board members for their continued support. Refer your friends for membership; suggest that they support women musicians! Members, bring your dues current!
Hot, hot summer with lots of music happening. Jus’ Cynthia‘s play “Their Story Is Our Story” enjoyed a second run; Mimi Johnson plays Billie Holiday in “Angie The Musical“, opening August 11 at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, GA.
Dee Daniels rocked the house at SMOKE in Manhattan. Singers Cynthia Holiday, Antoinette Montague, Cynthia Scott and Joan Cartwright joined Dee onstage for blues renditions to remember! Dee’s Midlife Crisis is a lively addition to the WIJSF Compilation CD Volume II.
The best music of all!
Immediate Past President of International Women in Jazz in NYC
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Sabrina Rich and Sandra Deal performed at SunTrust Jazz Brunch in July. We urge all ladies who perform and compose music to join us and submit your song to our third compilation CD to be released January 2013.
Congratulations to our member Phyllis Kotey who received a Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Ghana to teach JUSTICE for 10 months. Phyllis is a law professor at Florida International University and has served as a Judge in the Broward County Court System.
Mzuri Moyo is moving to Los Angeles in October. She’s had great success with her portrayal of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
ONE LAST NOTE!
We were awarded a $4,000 from Broward School Board Student Enrichment in the Arts Program (SEAS) to present COMMUNITY VOCAL ENSEMBLE on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, for Broward Public School students.