WIJSF News July 2014

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!

As of July 1, 2014, we have 274 members146 musicians!  Join us, today!

Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC
We know an age more vividly through its music than through its historians. ~ Rosanne Ambrose-Brown
R.I.P. Little Jimmy Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014)

YOUR STORIES: ALL members please submit photos, fliers, and announcements to Joan Cartwright at divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of each month.

New members: Ariane Cap (CA) and Sharon Rae North (VA)

Featured in this issue:  Bertha Hope, Peggy Duquesnel Malbron, Teja Lanise, Dr. Donna Singer, Sharon Marie Cline, Mimi Johnson, Lucretia Daniel, Catherine Russell, Julie Holtzman, and Gail Jhonson

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear WIJSF Members:
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June just whizzed by. The most fun we had, this month was Mimi Johnsondotnet’s Genius Ladies concert at Ferg’s 258 Bar & Lounge in East Point, GA. See the wonderful photos on Facebook. Also, check out Mimi’s stage play scheduled for July 9 in Roswell, GA, below.
In this issue, I would like to address supplemental income for musicians.  Besides teaching, conducting workshops, and having a day job, I would like to suggest that you consider joining my travel club as a traveler and/or as a business partner.  The one thing that most musicians have in common is that we travel.  Of course, my experience has been that promoters and presenters pay for my travel expenses. However, as I get older and less in demand for stage performances, my wanderlust does not decrease.  Our new member Lucretia Daniel was introduced to me by Lydia Harris in 2013.  Both of these ladies are dynamos and now we are a team of travel agents.  Visit my FYI TRAVEL CLUB blog for more information and join us in our quest to see the world and make a considerable income!  Be sure to see my Bucket List and do not hesitate to ask me questions.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Ladies and gentlemen, FYI, WIJSF dues come due every March 1.  I’m sure you know how difficult it is for most of us in this downturned economy.  I want to thank Lydia Harris and Peggy Duquesnel Malbron for paying their dues, last month. I encourage you to pay your dues in support of the work we do through this organization.  Just go to www.wijsf.org or www.wijsf.com/join.htm and pay online.  If you prefer to mail a check payable to Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., just let me know and I’ll email you our address. Also, we now have 273 members. With your help, we can get to 300 by the year’s end, so please invite ONE friend to join us.  Remember, they do not need to be a musicians to join us in our mission to promote women musicians, globally!

MOST IMPORTANT!symposium-womeninarts

We’re almost at 350. Let’s pump it up over the weekend! Share this petition with all your contacts, please. Thanks, Joan – http://www.change.org/petitions/women-in-jazz-south-florida-inc-hold-a-symposium-on-women-in-arts

The most important statement from a woman musician in this century!!! Téja Lanise please tell her we salute her!

The most important statement from a woman musician in this century!!! Téja Lanise please tell her we salute her!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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Karen Briggs, Robin Bramlett, Joan Cartwright, Gail Jhonson, Kim Scott, Benita Lewis, and Darlene Moreno. It was delightful to meet and hear Jazz in Pink at the Steel City Jazz Fest in Birmingham, AL, on June 7, 2014. They are dynamic on stage!

More BWIJ Award Winners

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Cellist Shana Tucker                           Bassist Teja Lanise            Filmmaker Janice Roshalle Littlejohn

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On June 22, Téja Lanise (bass) performed with Jonelle Monae at the Hollywood Bowl and STEVIE WONDER walked onstage for a surprise performance! He SANG and PLAYED! Téja declared, “It was AMAZING! I’m still in shock! It was all I could do to contain myself onstage! Of course, I cried after the show was over. I’m just SO grateful for all these amazing, unexpected blessings in the past 6 months! I could have never dreamt this!”

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Prior to being on stage with Brandy and Prince, while performing with mega-star Janelle Monae, whose group Jamanati was featured on The David Letteman Show on June 11, Téja toured with Musique Soulchild, and was a part of Amazing Musicwomen with Joan Cartwright, in 2012.

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Congratulations to Dr. Donna Singer.

Auditions are over for me with NBC The Voice.

I am very happy to say that I made it to the 4th round out of 6.

It’s been a fun, crazy, wouldn’t change it for the world ‘ride’. Thanks everyone for the love and support. Next stop, international jazz festival in Nebraska with The Doug Richards Trio, not a bad gig.

Also, Donna got hired for gig in Pompano, FL, and Jazziz Jazz Club/Restaurant in Boca Raton, FL, Entertainment Manager asked me for my press kit.

Both are great establishments in South Florida, Hooray!

Extra Extra Donna Singer has recorded a video with Doug Richards Trio. Her husband, Roy Singer wrote this song with Carole Belle. This video goes live on MTV – VH1 and BET in one week, yippee!!

Lucretia Daniel just completed a tour in California and Nevada

CD RELEASES & NEWS

Taking another trip around the world with the new CD "THIS IS WHERE I WANNA BE". In the past two weeks, the album has been played in Jakarta, Japan (along with a nice review in Japanese), Barcelona, Italy, London, Polish Radio, Brazil,  Venezuela, Australia, France... not to mention the US coast to coast, heavy in the midwest, FL, upstate NY,  northern CA and now on Honolulu radio in Hawaii! </p><br /> <p>I wish I could travel with the CD and see all of these amazing places! Putting it in my manifesting pot!  </p><br /> <p>To get your copy of the CD, go to iTunes.com, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com... or your favorite music retailer.  I'm quite proud and grateful for the positive response the CD is receiving. In Love & Music, Sharon

Sharon Marie Cline’s CD THIS IS WHERE I WANNA BE is taking a trip around the world. In the past two weeks, the album has played in Jakarta, Japan, Barcelona, Italy, London, Poland, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, France, and in the U.S. from coast to coast, with heavy airplay in the Midwest, FL, Upstate NY, Northern CA, and on Honolulu radio in Hawaii!  Sharon said, “I wish I could travel with the CD and see all of these amazing places! Putting it in my manifesting pot! I’m quite proud and grateful for the positive response the CD is receiving. In Love & Music, Sharon.”  Get your copy at iTunes.com, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com or your favorite music retailer.

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The 57th Grammy Online Entry opens from July 1-23, 2014 (First Round) for recordings released between October 1, 2013 to July 23, 2014.  We will be submitting our fourth compilation CD of 10 fabulous female composers in several categories.  If you are a voting member of The Recording Academy, we strongly suggest you vote for our CD!

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Our newest member #274 Ariane Cap is an extremely talented bassist who has partnered with a brilliant bassoonist to create some magnificent music! Click the image to get to Ariane’s website and listen to her music.

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This is the real cover without Joan’s edit

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FLAUTIST AND VOCALIST RAGAN WHITESIDE TO RELEASE QUANTUM DRIVE JULY 8TH Quantum Drive is the highly anticipated 3rd studio release from Jazz/Soul Flutist, Vocalist and Songwriter Ragan Whiteside. Fusing together the coolest elements of Contemporary Jazz, Classic R&B, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop, this album appeals to both musicians and music lovers alike. Collaborating with Ragan on this soulful collection are Contemporary Jazz Keyboardist and Arranger Bob Baldwin, Soul Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Frank McComb, Soul Jazz Flutist Althea René, and multi-Grammy Award nominated Singer, Pianist, and Composer Patrice Rushen, who lent her keyboard wizardry to Ragan’s remake of her classic tune, “Remind Me”. QUANTUM DRIVE offers a clever and unique way of unifying generations of music. From the 60’s jerk-worthy “Soul Biscuit” to the Dirty South line-dancing “Work it Out” to the underground club-hopping “Quantum Drive,” there is always something to make you nod your head. “Smokey Room” satisfies your inner jazz fusion-ista while “Like the First Time” embodies the best aspects of falling in love. Ragan Whiteside’s groove driven artistic approach to this musical journey will certainly propel you into a new dimension. Strap yourself in and close your eyes as she takes you down the road to infinite soul on her QUANTUM DRIVE. Available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.  For tour dates and additional info, Please visit http://www.raganwhiteside.com ****************************************   _____________________________________________________________ Ragan Whiteside - Flutist, Vocalist, Songwriter cell: 914-830-8498 www.raganwhiteside.com www.facebook.com/raganwhitesidemusic www.twitter.com/raganwhiteside New album: QUANTUM DRIVE available for pre-order at Amazon.com New Video: "Work it Out" Performance clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQJX6ijtyc0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIk9j2TVZVU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67jT0RLJr5s

RAGAN WHITESIDE RELEASES QUANTUM DRIVE ON JULY 8
Quantum Drive is the highly anticipated 3rd studio release from Jazz/Soul Flutist, Vocalist and Songwriter Ragan Whiteside. Fusing Contemporary Jazz, Classic R&B, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop, this album appeals to musicians and music lovers alike. Collaborating with Ragan are Bob Baldwin, Frank McComb, Althea René, and Patrice Rushen (Remind Me).  QUANTUM DRIVE unifies generations of music from the 60’s Soul Biscuit to the Dirty South’s line-dancing Work it Out to the underground club-hopping Quantum Drive. Smokey Room is for the jazz fusion-ista and Like the First Time is for lovers. 
Available on Amazon and iTunes. Get details at www.raganwhiteside.com

[Silent scream and a backflip] "Remind Me" is #1 most added on the Billboard Radio Chart for 6/30/14!!! Thank you radio family!!!!!  Listen to snippets at http://www.raganwhiteside.com/music/

[Silent scream and a backflip]
“Remind Me” is #1 most added on the Billboard Radio Chart for 6/30/14!!! Thank you radio family!!!!! Listen to snippets at http://www.raganwhiteside.com/music/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jeannette Pina spends hours collecting event information for her South Florida Jazz Events calendar, so everyone in South Florida will know where to go for the best Jazz!

Jeannette Pina spends hours collecting event information for her South Florida Jazz Events calendar, so everyone in South Florida will know where to go for the best Jazz!

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OoN with Ariane Cap (Bass) & Paul Hanson (Bassoon)

  • July 5 – 12: Noon to 2.00 PM – Step Up Music Vallejo Jazz Coaching and Jam lead by Ariane Cap, 51 Daniels Street @ MIRA Theater.  For info: Patricia Kutza – pkhiredhand@gmail.com
  • July 7-11: Golden Gate Bass Camp – Teaching with Rufus Reid, Megan McDeWitt, Patt Klobas, Richard Duke and others, www.goldengatebasscamps.com
  • July 10: Concerts in the Park, Tracy with Jean Fineberg’s Party Monsters featuring Tia Carroll, Lincoln Park, 5.00 PM
  • July 24: Mountain View Summer Concert Series – July 24 @ 6:00 pm
  • July 26: Fundraiser for the Clearwater Zendo in Vallejo, wiNick Philips vallejo – zencenter.org
  • August 2nd: Musically Minded Academy – OoN Bass/Bassoon Duo Ariane Cap & Paul Hanson

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Solo Piano Performance:
Friday, July 18 & Saturday, July 26
Sir Winston’s – Queen Mary
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1125 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
562-499-1657
This is a cozy listening environment and a great chance to visit and request your favorite standards!

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Sunday, August 3 @ 7 pm – 9 pm
Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740

(562) 596-2199
Advance tickets encouraged and available at: Spaghettini.tix.com

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Monday, July 21 @ 8:30 pm – JULIE’S “Ageless BDAY BASH for IFAW”
BIRTHDAY BASH for JULIE HOLTZMAN – pianist / singer / arranger
Featuring BOOTS MALESON, my fave bassist in the Universe!
Wondrously diverse program will include rare & familiar gems :
  • BACH : Italian Concerto
  • GERSHWIN: “Summertime”
  • JOBIM: ” A Felicidade” / “Happiness” ( J. Holtzman)
  • MERCER: “Dream” / “Reves ” ( French/ J.Holtzman)
  • FAURE: Apres un Reve (pour pno et bass) avec BOOTS!
  • DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune
  • J.HOLTZMAN: “Spring Fever” (Falling in love is like a hi-wired act with no net!)
  • DONALDSON: “Makin Whoopie” ( YIDDISH)
  • JULIE’S “Blues Mantra”/GERSHWIN:”The Man I Love”( Fr. & Catalan)/ Rhapsody in Blue
Songs in 5 Languages
Champagne/Wine/Cheese & Hors d’oeuvres
An intimate Venue in NYC ( address given upon Reservation)
Monday, July 21 @ 8:30 pm – JULIE’S “Ageless BDAY BASH for IFAW”
SPACE LIMITED. Reserve Early via Paypal @

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  • 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
  • Aug 16 New York, NY – Iridium
  • Sep 6 Albany, NY – Albany Riverfront Jazz Fest
  • Sep 20 Cazenovia, NY – Jazz-N-Caz at Catherine Cummings Theatre
  • Sep 28 Madison, NJ – Shanghai Jazz
  • Oct 4 Falmouth, MA – Falmouth Jazz Festival
  • Oct 5 Wellfleet, MA – Wellfleet Preservation Hall
  • Oct 11 Helena, AR – King Biscuit Blues Festival (with Jimmy Vivino & Black Italians)
  • Oct 18 Nancy, FRANCE – Nancy Jazz Pulsations
  • Dec 13 Princeton, NJ – McCarter (Berlind) Theatre (with Ladies Sing The Blues)

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SHANA TUCKER

Chamber Soul cello, vocals, guitar

  • 19 July 2014 – ST. LOUIS, MO
    Kranzberg Arts Center – 500 N Grand Blvd.
    featuring Kenya (soul/jazz)
    7:30 PM doors; 8:00 PM show
    $12; $15 door
    www.kranzbergartscenter.org
  • 20 July 2014 – CHICAGO, IL
    Uncommon Ground on Devon – 1401 Devon Ave
    w/Kenya (soul/jazz)
    7:00 PM Shana | 8:00 PM Kenya
    $20; RSVP strongly suggested
    www.uncommonground.com

MEDIA BLITZ

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7/2/2014 1:00 PM Karen Briggs Violinist
7/3/2014 4:00 PM Kim Scott Flautist
7/10/2014 4:00 PM Camille Thurman Sax
7/17/2014 4:00 PM Mimi Jones Bass
7/24/2014 4:00 PM Shirazette Tinnin Drummer
7/31/2014 4:00 PM Melissa Moonchild Stokes

karen-kimSPECIAL SHOW WITH KAREN BRIGGS ON JULY 2 @ 1 P.M.

Bertha Hope talks with musicians about her husband pianist and composer Elmo Hope

 

EXTRA!  EXTRA!

Genius Cooking with The Diva & Daughter

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YOUR STORIES: ALL members please submit photos, fliers, and announcements to Joan Cartwright at divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of each month.

JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION, TODAY!

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