Archive | August 2014

WIJSF News August 2014

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!

As of August 1, 2014, we have 278 members150 musicians, and 52 males!  Join us, today!

Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC

Welcome to our newest members: Carl Hill, Shirazette Tinnin, Dottie Kelly , and Sigrun Jording
Featured in this issue: Irene Robbins, Yvette Norwood-Tiger, Sandra Kaye, Grammy submissions

WHY JOIN WIJSF

If you compose, perform, or produce music, or enjoy women musicians in concert, you’re invited to join Women in Jazz South Florida, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally. Dues are $50 annually and benefits include:

Please share with other women musicians you know because together we can change the status of women musicians, who are more often marginalized than we know. Join or renew your membership, today, www.wijsf.com/join.htm

WHAT MEMBERS CAN DO

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT: Republished from the Grammy's Newsletter: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grammy/2014summer/#/45

IMPORTANT: Republished from the Grammy’s Newsletter: www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grammy/2014summer/#/45    READ THIS ARTICLE

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

SUBMITTED on JULY 22, 2014 for NOMINATIONS for the 57th Annual Grammy’s 

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Welcome to our newest member blues vocalist Dottie Kelly in West Palm Beach, Florida

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Susan Andrea Warmington New release  www.cdbaby.com/cd/susanandreawarmington

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TEJA LANISE ON BASS IS LIVING THE DREAM!

Bassist Teja Lanise is living the dream, while touring with Janell Monae in the U.S., UK, Australia, and Europe!

Bassist Teja Lanise is living the dream, touring with Janell Monae in the USA, UK, Australia, Europe and the Middle East!

Internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Irene Robbins presented her new project Laughing with the Blues, a 4-part exposition of Jazz and Blues by STREAM DUO in southern Italy. Irene Robbins, who has been giving concerts for over 30 years in Europe, the USA, and Japan had an incredible response to her new project. A duo which she says “shows her naked” because of its sparsity with Irene Robbins on vocals and piano, and bassist Nico Catacchio performing their interpretations of Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight, Coleman’s Lonely Woman, and Ellington’s Mood Indigo. Irene is touring Italy and Europe this summer and fall. She will be in Detroit, MI, in April 2015.
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About Irene Robbins   |   Irene Robbins Music

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Mimi Johnsondotnet and Diva JC perform at Cafe 290, Atlanta Photo: Steve Moore

Mimi Johnsondotnet and Diva JC perform at Cafe 290, Atlanta
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jENNY LOVE said, "This photo shows what my heart feels every time I sing!"  — with Carmen I. Sardina and Chrome Knights at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

JENNY LOVE said, “This photo shows what my heart feels every time I sing!” — with Carmen I. Sardina and Chrome Knights at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

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Yejide (13) and Aziza (11) Major – RADIANCE talent has taken wings and is soaring to great heights. Yejide and Aziza are a singing and dancing duo. At a recent appearance, Radiance opened the Rastafari Reunion, Reggae Show with grace and elegance on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Lauderhill, FL. They were well received by the South Florida cultural community with warmth and admiration after belting out some of the top reggae standards.

Sandra Kaye is completing her fourth year performing at the  Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, China.

Sandra Kaye is completing her fourth year performing at the Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, China. See INTERVIEW below:

I was a server in a diner where it was customary to sing happy birthday to the customers. On one particular day at the diner, one of the regulars was celebrating his birthday. He informed our team of servers that he would prefer someone sing his favorite song.  I use to sing around the diner everyday, many times I wasn’t aware of what I was doing, I just loved to sing. However when he made his request, everyone looked at me. I was not very open to this, after all, I might not know his favorite song. (DRUM ROLL) My favorite song is “My Funny Valentine.” It just so happened I knew many songs in the Great American Song Book. So, I stood in the middle of the dinning room, “My Funny Valentine”.  The applause that filled this room and the compliments from everyone in sight made me feel very special. My fellow servers were spreading the word and I began singing for many of our customers, their favorite songs at birthday time.  Some of the songs were: “Always”, “All of Me”, “At Last”, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “My Funny Valentine.”  With encouragement from my little boy at the time, and many others I set out to learn the music business on the local level.  Before long the doors were wide open.  My very first performances were with a pianist only. I loved performing with a piano only. I never thought about performing with other instruments. So I have come to realize this: When a singer is available, the instruments will find the singer. Today, I even perform with big bands.

It is such a given that our business is male dominated that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. However, I have felt sabotage, when I was the leader of an important event.  I have learned to cover my assets. My advice to young women coming into the music industry is “Know your music! Learn the business!  Be firm, but be a LADY with all men!” ~ Sandra Kaye

WIJSF member Gerrianne Brizan was a part of The I.D.s in 1964 in Queens, NY.  These ladies will be guests on MUSICWOMAN RADIO on August 28 at 4 p.m. at www.blogtalkradio.com/musicwoman

WIJSF member Gerrianne Brizan was a part of The I.D.s in 1964 in Queens, NY. These ladies will be guests on MUSICWOMAN RADIO on August 28 at 4 p.m. at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musicwoman

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What a GREAT CD from Gail Jhonson. Click the image to listen. You may need to join Spotify.

What a GREAT CD from Gail Jhonson. Click the image to listen. You may need to join Spotify.

MEDIA

Chicago

Many thanks to our newest member CARL HILL for his donation of the airline ticket for Joan Cartwright to attend this special event in Chicago on August 29, 2014, and thanks to AL CARTER-BEY for the invitation! See the PRESS RELEASE for this event.

This is a very disturbing article about Nine Simone

She was known as the high priestess of soul, but the late American…
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Read this PRESS RELEASE and get your ad by emailing divajc47@yahoo.com  
Payment deadline – August 4.    Ad Deadline – August 10.

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8/07/2014 4:00 PM laraina_c composer
8/14/2014 4:00 PM Sigrun Jording
8/21/2014 4:00 PM Mocha Blue Blaze
8/28/2014 4:00 PM Gerrianne Brizan The IDs

 

CLICK CD COVERS BELOW FOR INTERVIEWS by Andrea Garrison

ONLINE WITH ANDREA

Listen to our interview at Online With Andrea from July 14, 2014

Listen to our interview at Online With Andrea from July 14, 2014

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Mark your calendar for our 2-hour interview at Online with Andrea on Tuesday, September 8 @ 7:30 pm EST featuring our WIJSF Compilation 3

Mark your calendar for our 2-hour interview at Online with Andrea on Tuesday, September 8 @ 7:30 pm EST featuring our WIJSF Compilation 3

Mark your calendar for our 2-hour interview at Online With Andrea on Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm EST featuring our WIJSF Compilation 4

Mark your calendar for our 2-hour interview at Online With Andrea on Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm EST featuring our WIJSF Compilation 4

Tune into the archives of BTR Radio Host Vanda Guzman

CLICK THE IMAGE to Tune into the archives of BTR Radio Host Vanda Guzman

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOUTH FLORIDA JAZZ LIST

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PAULA ATHERTON 

paula_promo2Friday, August 1 @ 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Music In The Plaza – The City of Long Beach, NY
City Hall
1 West Chester Street
Long Beach, NY 11561
(516) 431-1000
This event will be rescheduled in case of rain.
Saturday, August 16 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Spaghettini
3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, California 90740
2 shows
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Special guest Greg Manning on keyboards!
Tickets in advance only
Sunday, August 24 @ 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Kola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge
32523 NORTHWESTERN HWY
Farmington, MI 48334

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August 1 - First Friday at the Lyric Theatre in historic Overtown, 819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.  Tickets: $10, $15, $20 & $25. 305-636-2390

DOROTHY MORRISON performs August 1 – First Friday at the Lyric Theatre in historic Overtown, 819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Tickets: $10, $15, $20 & $25. 305-636-2390

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Sunday, August 3 from 7 pm – 9 pm

Peggy Duquesnel Contemporary Band
Tony Guerrero – trumpet / flugel horn
Ernie Nunez – bass
Suzanne Morisette – drums

Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club
3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 596-2199
Tickets: $15: Advanced Required
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Sunday, August 10 from 1pm – 5pm
Fundraising Jazz Brunch for WisePlace
25522 Nellie Gail Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
The Peak Experience Jazz Ensemble and Yve Evans
Ann Patterson – sax / flute
Peggy Duquesnel – piano / vocals
Mike Peak – bass
Kendall Kay – drums

Tickets: $75 in advance required: wiseplace.org/buy
Lucy or Mike Peak (949) 425-9192
Geo (714) 542-357 ext.111

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SATURDAY, 9 AUGUST, 2014
NICKi Mathis performs with
RICKY MALICHI Jazz Ensemble
Brad Leali, sax
Mike Francis piano
Shaun Mahoney guitarist
Erik Unsworth bassist
African American Performing Arts
Center & Exhibition Hall
310 San Pedro N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87108
505.222-0785

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Pianist extraordinaire Emme Kemp co-wrote the title song, and acted with the first Broadway company, in Bubbling Brown Sugar. Emme worked with the master pianist Eubie Blake.  Presently, she works with vocalist and TV Talk show host JaRon Eames, author of Jazz Conversation. The duo performs every Sunday on New York’s upper east side.
Two Old Pros, & a Piano
Every Sunday in JaRon’s Parlor
646 337 0620

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We are offering vending and playbill ad space for our concert Saturday, October 11 @ Ferg's Lounge in East Point, GA. www.thegeniusladiesinconcert.eventbrite.com

We are offering vending and playbill ad space for our concert Saturday, October 11 @ Ferg’s Lounge in East Point, GA.
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