Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!
You can do anything you want to do, if you know what to do. ~ Betty Carter
R.I.P. Dr. Maya Angelou ( April 4, 1928, St. Louis, MO – May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
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Get some great information on attaining sponsorship in Part 1 of 3 episodes on The Arts Reporter with guest Fran Briggs. Listen to the archived show at www.blogtalkradio.com/theartsreporter/2014/05/30/fran-briggs.
CALLS TO ACTION
Of 134 NEA Jazz Masters, only 15 women or 11% received that honor and the $25,000 honorarium that also comes out of tax payers pockets. So, to counteract this inequity, I’m suggesting that each of you NOMINATE A WOMAN MUSICIAN for the NEA JAZZ MASTER AWARD, now!!!
Let us help to bring awareness and solutions!
Watch the first of 3 episodes of Amazing Musicwomen with Joan Cartwright and co-Host Sandi Blair, with flautist Ragan Whiteside, produced by Mimi Johnson for The Arts Reporter on MJTV Network, in Atlanta, GA
Listen to interview of Sha Battle, founder of Black Women in Jazz with Cres O’Neal
Purchase our award-winning CD to support our mission to promote women musicians, globally!
Get in the groove with Ragan Whiteside’s new music video WORK IT OUT
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Our newest member saxophonist Diane Ellis completed over a decade of shows with the Tony Smith Show in Chicago. Look for more from Diane Ellis and The Jazzy Ladies in future newsletters.
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Congratulations, Renee Baker & Chicago Modern Orchestra Project premiering Bil Smith, Composer
Joan’s new book
BRAZILIAN VOICES Participates at “ARTOPIA”
June 13 @ 6:00PM
Tickets: $50 members; $65 non-members – Buy your tickets
WPLG Local 10
Random Acts of Kindness
For information about Arts & Healing Program
Please contact: Marpessa Quintar-DeMoraes or Marize Casaes
- June 6-8 – OcraFolk Festival – Ocracoke, NC
- July 19 – Kranzberg Arts Center – St. Louis, MO
- July 20 – Uncommon Ground on Devon – Chicago, IL
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Friday & Saturday, June 27-28 – 8 PM
Jazz At The Mansion The Village at Wexford Mitch Hennes, bass Howard Paul, guitar 1000 William Hilton Pkwy Hilton Head, SC
Sunday, June 29 – 3 PM Mitch Hennes, bass 700 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA Howard Paul Bassist Sponsored by the Coastal Jazz Society
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Bring It Back Tour Jun 18 – Woodbridge, NJ – Woodbridge Wednesdays at Parker Press Park Jun 23 – Rochester, NY – Rochester International Jazz Festival – Harro East Ballroom July 26 – East Meredith, NY – West Kortright Centre Aug 8 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Aug 9 – San Francisco, CA – Yoshi’s Aug 10 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Sep 20 – Cazenovia, NY – Jazz-N-Caz at Catherine Cummings Theatre Oct 4 – Falmouth, MA – Falmouth Jazz Festival Oct 5 – Wellfleet, MA – Wellfleet Preservation Hall Peace, Love, and Blessings, Cat Team – www.catherinerussell.net
I am excited to part take in a small European tour with Spanish guitarist Alfredo Moran and his band in September. I will tour in Asturias, northern Spain, beginning on the 18th of September. I will give a Master class on 27 September for all jazz flutists who wish to attend. I have not been to Europe, since the early 1980’s! I got help from a Spanish friend, who knows Alfredo. It all came together. My six recordings and live performances should get me invited back, yearly. Please spread the word that Nika Rejto is going to Spain! Perhaps, one of your friends will hear me live!
GUESTS IN JUNE ON MUSICWOMAN RADIO
|6/5/2014 4:00 PM||Laura Klein|
|6/12/2014 4:00 PM||Ginger Dee|
|6/19/2014 4:00 PM||Paula Atherton|
|6/26/2014 4:00 PM||Courtney Bryan|
Dinah Washington Way the street 38-39 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL, will be named after legendary vocalist Dinah Washington on August 29, 2014, which would have been her 90th birthday. It will be a celebration. We are looking forward to the family of Dinah to attend, along with other friends and associates who will speak. We will share with you more information in months to come. Mark the date on your calendar – August 29, 2014 @ 12 noon – 2:30 pm CST.
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