WIJSF NEWS January 2014

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!   Join us, today!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As of January 1, 2014, we have 255 members133 musicians!

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

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“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” ~ Roy Ayers

Featured in this issue: Teja Lanise, Joanne Togati, Linda Presgrave, Nicki Mathis, Stan Alston, Vanda Guzman, Mimi Johnson, Jeannette Pina, Women in Music Series Fundraiser, and the 10 fabulous female composers on our WIJSF Music Collection IV.

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

jc-atl1Moving to Atlanta, GA, with my daughter MimiJohnsondotnet was smooth. I am getting used to the cold weather but I miss the warmth of Florida, every day.  I want to assure you all that the work we do will continue.  We’re planning great things for 2014, including the submission of our 4th compilation CD to the Grammy’s this summer.  If any of you are members of The Recording Academy, I need you to let me know ASAP! because we will need your votes to get this CD nominated in several categories.

It is with GREAT pleasure that I welcome our newest members #254 Joanne Togati and #255 Jennifer Beckles!!!  In 2013, we increased our membership by 55 wonderful musicians and supporters.  Note that we are still raising funds for our Women in Music Series to take place in Delray Beach in the Spring.  Donate to this effort at www.gofundme.com/womeninmusicseries.  Let’s make this happen!

I want to say a big THANK YOU to all who attended our Holiday Party at Maggiano’s.  The food was superb and it was such a pleasure to break bread with so many of our loving members, including Board Members Lorna Lesperance (President), Cleve Bryant (V.P.), Mimi Johnson (Secretary), and Elena Correia (Treasurer).  I loved seeing Priscilla Dames, Dianne Wright, Linford and Kathy Ellis of ATR Disc that manufactured our four compilation CDs so beautifully.  Also, Anita Havel, Paulette Dozier, and Jenny Lopez attended.  Big hug to our special guests Lisa Keita, Nancy Boyle, Michael Baum, and P. Carmen Rocker.

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Please mark your calendar for Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 7 p.m., when we will have our 7th Anniversary and 4th CD Release Party, scheduled to take place at Soyka, 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33137.  If anything changes, I’ll be sure to let you know in plenty of time.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Our 4th Compilation CD releases on January 2, 2014 on www.cdbaby.com/womeninjazzsouthflorida4

Get your copy, today, at www.wijsf.com/comp4.htm

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Welcome to our new member Joanne Togati, who released her new CD at Van Dyke’s on Miami Beach, on Sunday, December 29, 2013!

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For our Past V.P. Stan Alston, 2013 has been a great year.  He completed a year as a radio personality at 88five college radio with a listening audience from the UK, Germany, France, and just picked up a few listeners in China. His articles are published in Old City Life, Thunder Roads Bikers Magazine.  He toured the USA with the Main Ingredient and Cuba Gooding, Sr. and finally did Las Vegas!  2014 is looking good with a possible gig in China, a few new musical projects, and a possible major article in The Baltimore Times and Who’s Who on TV1.  Also, he will release his third poetry book and first novel, in 2014. Please stay tunes as The Alston X’perience continues.

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Available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jenniferbeckles

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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!

LADIES DAY JAZZ QUARTET
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MJ Territo – voice, Linda Presgrave – piano, 
 Iris Ornig – bass, Barbara Merjan – drums (not pictured)
Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Ladies Day Jazz Quartet
Somethin’ Jazz
212 E. 52 Street, New York
Admission: $10 Cover; $10 minimum.
Box office: 212 – 371-7657.(212) 371-7657.
BUY TICKETS
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. CST We are raising funds for Cameras in the Classrooms of Special Needs Children!!! So we are going to give you ALL we have so that YOU can help us save these children!!! $20 Cover and ANY donation is good and needed!! Special Guest Mr. Damon K. Clark!!! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-from-the-heart-soul-of-a-woman-tickets-9430955241 To Donate Click link below:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MBN3VVQEE4AZW

Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. CST at Sandaga Jazz Club, Dallas, TX
WIJSF member Joyce Spencer joins these women musicians to raise funds for Cameras in the Classrooms of Special Needs Children! $20 Cover and ANY donation is good and needed!!
Click for Tickets & Donations

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Jennifer Beckles and Friends

Friday, February 14, 2014 @ 7-10 PM
Fall in love with live jazz music!
Tickets: $30 per person in advance ($35 at door)
Couples $50 ($60 door – Includes beverages & love bites)
7320 NW 68th Way, Parkland, FL 33067
R.S.V.P and Tickets (561) 667-2938

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MEDIA BLITZ

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1/02/2014 4:00 PM Dr. Donna Singer
1/09/2014 4:00 PM Kathy Yolanda Rice + Philip Michael Thomas
1/16/2014 4:00 PM Robin Bramlett
1/23/2014 4:00 PM Lauren Sevian
1/30/2014 4:00 PM Celeste Ray

2014 Fundraiser

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

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