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WIJSF News April 2017

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WIJSF News August 2016

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WIJSF News March 2015

March is Women’s Herstory Month!

This year we celebrate 8 years of musical service! Watch video newsletter and scroll through announcements below. Thanks for your support of our mission to promote women musicians, globally! WIJSF Dues are due on March 1st.

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Fri March 20: Orlando, FL – UCF Jazz Festival

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WIJSF NEWS January 2015

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Celebrating 8 years of Musical Service!

As of January 1, 2015, 284 members154 musicians, and 53 males!  Join us, today!

Music begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC MUSICIAN’S SURVEY  |  SIGN THE PETITION  |  MAKE A DONATION   |  SHOPPING
 Welcome new members: Cheryl D. Barnes, Andrea Garrison, Rondi Charleston, and Steve Moore
Help recruit new members, today! Send your friends to www.wijsf.com/join.htm
Bring in two new members in 2015 and your membership is FREE!
Featured Artists: Sharon Rae North, Cheryl D. Barnes, Saskia Laroo, Renee Baker, and Brazilian Voices

Message from the Executive Director

jc-chicago8In our 8th year, we will shift from music production to a political agenda of lobbying and advocating for women in the arts.  For 7 years, our record of promoting, presenting, and producing women’s music is solid!  Now is the time to get serious, politically.  As you know, in March, I began a campaign to call for a Symposium on Women in the Arts at The White House, together with a petition that has gathered over 400 signatures.  Although we received no response from The White House, 42 people registered to attend the symposium and we are in the process of identifying a venue in Washington, D.C. for this momentous event in August 2015. Women in all artistic disciplines are invited to attend this one-day session to create fact-finding and planning committees to move our agenda forward. In my final year of pursuing my doctorate in Business Marketing, I will be surveying and interviewing several professional female musicians to analyze and report on the status of women musicians and their business marketing practices.  All members will be encouraged to complete one or more surveys to contribute to my study. ~ Diva JC
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2015
OUR 5TH MUSIC COLLECTION IS HERE!
On January 2, 2015, we release our 5th compilation CD of 12 fabulous female composers. Place your orders and share this link with others as sales help to support the work we do.  All of our CDs are available and we ask that you purchase them at a special price to members of $10 by requesting a PayPal invoice from me at divajc47@yahoo.com.  Otherwise, the CDs are $15 plus shipping.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION!
In 2015, it is imperative that members take a renewed interest in our mission to promote women musicians, globally. Without your support, our work becomes extremely difficult.  It is time to step up to the plate, pay your dues, invite others to join, and offer new ideas, suggestions, and insight into how we can move our organization forward. I welcome all of your comments either on this blog or in email. If you have not yet joined our Facebook page and followed us on Twitter, please do so, now!
GET FEATURED!

YOUR STORIES: ALL members please submit photos, fliers, cd releases, and all announcements to Joan Cartwright at divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of each month. I do not go to each of our 154 musical members’ websites to get news. It is up to each individual to submit news items to me. Thanks for your cooperation!

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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Congratulations to Jennifer Beckles who received certification in Crime Scene Technology from Palm Beach State College on December 19, 2014.

Now, along with being a fine interpreter of the American Song Book, Jennifer is a certified crime scene investigator.

MORE AMAZING MUSICWOMEN!


Maestra Renee Baker will receive the inaugural Henry Lewis Conducting Award during a special dinner honoring composers Roy Harris, Renee Baker, and Henry Lewis

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Brazilian Voices is a non-profit musical organization of up to 40 women that sing Brazilian and international music for concerts, educational and philanthropic events. Known as 10-time winner of the Brazilian International Press Award for Outstanding Brazilian Musical Group, it has released 7 CDs and performed widely for 13 years, including in Barcelona, Madrid, Mexico, New York and London, in addition to almost 400 performances in South Florida, reaching more than 10,000 people yearly. These talented female vocalists volunteer their voices and time to preserve the rich multicultural Brazilian heritage and do intercultural outreach in the community.  Brazilian Voices fosters cultural exchange and music appreciation through its 4 departments:

  • Concerts and Performances: Brazilian Voices was able to greatly expand its cultural exchange outreach in South Florida, and reach thousands with the beauty of our music and message.
  • Culture and Education: Brazilian Voices was able to show the beauty, culture and historical aspects of Brazil in successful educational shows at various venues in Broward and Miami Dade Counties which were attended by more than 2,000 children and adults. We received much praise and positive feedback from these shows.
  • Arts & Healing: Brazilian Voices was able to bring Bossa Nova-rich melodies and live music performances to more than seven institutions, including several new ones delighted to welcome us this year.
  • Customized Performances: Brazilian Voices was able to entertain and delight hundreds of guests in corporate events, weddings and engagement parties, and also raise funds from these events to support all departments.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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For the smart set: Bring in the new year in style, with authentic, sophisticated, intimate, swinging Jazz & Blues [WATCH VIDEO] Tick Tock-Tick Tock the New Year begins at 12 o’clock Emme Kemp on piano & vocalist JaRon Eames 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Attire: Elegant – Ticket: $50.00

Menu: New Orleans Fried Fish, Creole Shrimp/Rice, Home-made Chili, Potato Salad or Green Salad, Corn Bread, Wine, Champagne, Dessert RSVP ONLY in the Parlor – 222 E.85th St. #2E, NYC 212-472-9295 or Text: 646 337 0620 jaroneames@gmail.com  |  www.jaroneames.com – This is an ongoing event.
Follow Jeannette Pina's South Florida Jazz List every month at http://southfloridajazzlist.com/

Follow Jeannette Pina’s South Florida Jazz List every month at southfloridajazzlist.com

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Saturday, January 24 @ 8- 11 pm The Bean Runner Cafe 201 S Division Street Peekskill, NY 10566

Saturday, January 24 @ 8- 11 pm
The Bean Runner Cafe
201 S Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 7:30 PM
THE HALLE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
237 North Salem Street, Apex, North Carolina
Jim Ketch, trumpet, Jason Foureman, bass, Kobie Watkins, drums
Tickets: www.etix.com 
Halle Box Office 919 249 1120
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JANUARY 12-17
California/Hawaii Tour
MONDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 2:15-3:30 PM
Jazz Master Class with guitarist HOWARD ALDEN
Orange County School for the Arts
1010 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 @ 7:30 PM
Rancho Mirage Library concert
HOWARD ALDEN, guitarist, JIM DE JULIO, bass, ROGER KING JR., drums
71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 @ 7:30 PM
The Merc for Jazz 42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA
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HOWARD ALDEN, guitar and JIM DE JULIO, bass
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 @- 7:30 PM
The Atherton Theater 738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, HI
Tickets: 808-955-8821
DOUG MacDONALD, guitar
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North Carolina/Florida Tour And for those who plan ahead in New York City
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TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
The Baha’i Center 53 East 11 @Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: 212 222-5159 Admission: $15, Students $10
HOWARD ALDEN, guitar and KELLY FRIESEN, bass
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6
TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ
HOWARD ALDEN and KELLY FRIESEN
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MARCH 22 – SOUTH AFRICA TOUR!!!
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More information coming. For more great jazz listening on the net, tune into www.purejazzradio.org  
24/7 of great straight-ahead jazz. Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot archived shows at www.lenoreraphael.com/thejazzspot.html
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
443 West 3rd Street (at East Avenue)
Red Wing, MN 55066
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 7:30-10:30 p.m.
House of Music & Entertainment (H.O.M.E.)
430 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Reservations:  310-271-4663 $10.00 Admission
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 Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 5:45 p.m.

Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe

138 W Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Lobster Pot Bistro
478 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (727) 446-8809
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Friday, January 16: Shana Tucker @ Turnage Theater, Washington, NCFRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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Beaufort County Arts Council
150 W. Main Street, Washington NC
TICKETS: $20 general admission; $17.50 limited balcony seating
beaufortcountyartscouncil.orgWinner of the 2014 Black Women in Jazz Award for Best Cellist, Shana Tucker returns to her beloved North Carolina for a weekend tour of eastern and western sides of the state, beginning in “Little” Washington, NC at the historic Turnage Theatre. Shana credits her genre-bending ChamberSoul™ journey to the influences of 80’s & 90’s pop music, movie soundtracks, and world music, interwoven with steady nods to her classical and jazz roots. With: Nick Rosen (piano), Pete Kimosh (bass), Stephen Coffman (drums)

Sun 7/20: KENYA & Shana Tucker play Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 8:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre
2 South Pack Square, Asheville NC
TICKETS: Regular $30; Student $25; Child $15
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Through well-crafted lyrics, lingering melodies, and compositions that blend humor and gravity, Shana Tucker is a work of art, an original gumbo of grace and class. Tucker, a classically trained musician (who for some time was whisked away by Cirque de Soleil as cellist and mezzo-soprano for its groundbreaking work, KÀ) often stands and plucks her cello like a string bass. “I can’t deny the classical training,” she says. “But I like the thump of walking blues & old-timey bass lines.” In a sultry fusion of acoustic pop and soulful jazz-folk, Shana Tucker evokes the spirit of Americana greats such as Bill Withers and Esperanza Spalding. With: Nick Rosen (piano), Keith Ganz (guitar), Pete Kimosh (bass), Stephen Coffman (drums)


Sun 7/20: KENYA & Shana Tucker play Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Spivey Hall – Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow GA
TICKETS: $40; special student and educator discounts available
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“You rarely see Joni Mitchell invoked as a reference point,” notes the Raleigh News & Observer, “because her music is so uniquely individual that few can follow her. But in Shana Tucker we have a worthy successor.” “Her sense of lyricism is real keen and the words of her songs are just as compelling as her distinctive, outstanding singing” (JazzTimes). “Her sweet, unerring voice alone would be enough to support a career,” affirms IndyWeek.com: “Tucker and her cello blur the lines in our heads that divide classical, jazz, folk, R&B and soul.”

Joining Tucker on stage at Spivey will be Dr. Kay Pace and the Martha Ellen Stillwell School of the Arts (MESSA) Honors Chorus. There will also be a brief program to honor recognized area educators. A light reception will take place in the lobby immediately following the performance. With: Eric Hirsh (piano), Pete Kimosh (bass), Stephen Coffman (drums)

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tickets: $7 general admission

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This workshop is designed for advanced HS students, college students, and adults who want to learn more about the songwriting process. The goal of this workshop is to give practical tools for participants to use that will help them express themselves through music – and more specifically, through song – while learning the basic anatomy of song structure. Overall, the workshop should be an inspiring and empowering experience for participants. 

Shana Tucker’s Spivey Hall residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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February 7, 2015
Metropolitan Room
 34 West 22nd Street  (Bet. 5th & 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10010
212.206.0440
Online ticketing at www.metropolitanroom.com

She will perform at Black Women In Jazz in Atlanta in March and was nominated in the Best Black Female Vocalist of the Year category. Her new SunRae Jazz Band performs straight-ahead Jazz standards and contemporary songs with a Jazzy vibe.  Her song The Way You Make Me Feel is featured on the WIJSF Music Collection V!

NEW RELEASES

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Meet our newest member

CHERYL BARNES

It was an honor to be featured in Women in Jazz South Florida’s newsletter and on the website with musical members.  I have a deep belief in the importance of supporting the arts, and especially, independent artists who bring such richness to our world.  The support that we give each other can serve as a healing, unifying force among all people.  Our music can bring joy and thoughtfulness and peace.  May we all move forward into the New Year with music in our hearts to share with all.

MEDIA BLITZ

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1/2/2015 4:00 PM Ariane Cap – Special Day – FRIDAY
1/8/2015 4:00 PM Donna Singer – Thursday

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Many thanks to our newest Honorary Member Andrea Garrison, host of Online With Andrea who featured our four WIJSF Music Collections over the past year.  Listen to the archived shows at these links:

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WIJSF News September 2014

Membership Dues come due March 1st Every Year!

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!

As of September 1, 2014, we have 280 members152 musicians, and 52 males!  Join us, today!

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

Welcome to our newest members: Lisa Yves and Karen Daniels
Featured in this issue: Janice Harrington, Gail Jhonson, Sharon Cline, Melton Mustafa, Jr.
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
jc-dinahwashingtonwayspeakerCALLING ALL WOMEN COMPOSERS! The deadline to submit your original composition for the WIJSF Music Collection V is October 15. We have 7 spots left, so do not procrastinate. Contact Joan at divajc47@yahoo.com ASAP!!! The flier with all the details is at the bottom of this blog.
The newsletter is a few days late this month, due to my return from Chicago, where I had the honor of speaking at the street naming ceremony of Dinah Washington Way on August 29.  What a great day that was. So many Jazz seniors were in attendance and I got to meet a lot of Facebook friends face-to-face like two of our members saxophonist Diane Ellis and Alvin Carter-Bey, the producer of the event, and Senabella Blue, the Mistress of Ceremony, Sasha Daltonn, producer of Sasha Sings Dinah, several of Dinah’s family members, and vocalists Dee Alexander and Maggie Brown, daughter of the legendary lyricist/vocalist Oscar Brown, Jr.  Then, on August 30, I had the privilege of doing a book signing at the DuSable African American Museum, where I met some wonderful Chicagoans and Ohioans, who purchased my books and our compilation CDs. Thanks to Deborah Collins for facilitating this opportunity for me! Finally, I attended the John Wright Jazz Party in Matteson, IL, where I met more Jazz-loving Chicagoans and had a terrific time, listening to the music of resident musicians and vocalists with Al Carter-Bey! What a great week!
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 Book Signing at the DuSable African American Museum, Chicago, IL
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9/4/2014 4:00 PM Lisa Yves
9/11/2014 4:00 PM Lorna Lesperance
9/18/2014 4:00 PM Julie Holtzman
9/25/2014 4:00 PM Dorie Pride

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Tune into Stan Alston's Internet radio show at  http://wdgpradio.net (Live) or by phone using the tune in application.  There is a chat room. They could direct listeners to my website or call in to the same number you will use and broadcast from there to their audience, September 13, 2014 at 8 pm EST. The call in number is 712-432-0900 - pin  155879#

Tune into Stan Alston’s Internet radio show at http://wdgpradio.net (Live) or by phone using the tune in application. There is a chat room. They could direct listeners to my website or call in to the same number you will use and broadcast from there to their audience, September 13, 2014 at 8 pm EST. The call in number is 712-432-0900 – pin 155879#

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!  http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b0086e48dfe7454781607b17a&id=78700d0201&e=e11c82e705

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!

South Florida Jazz Events Calendar

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  • Saturday, September 6 – Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, Albany Corning Preserve, NY
  • Friday, September 12 @ 8:00 p.m. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2014 @ 8 p.m. – 13th Annual AmeriCU Jazz-N-Caz, Catherine Cummings Theatre, Cazenovia College, 16 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035
  • Friday, September 26 @ 8 p.m. – Carolina Theatre, 310 South Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Sunday, September 28 @ 8 p.m. – Shanghai Jazz Restaurant & Bar, 24 Main Street,Madison, NJ 07940
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DOTTIE KELLY

  • September 1 – Spoon Wrecker Restaurant, Marathon Keys, FL
  • September 11 @ 7:30 p.m. – Two Brothers Restaurant, Punta Gorda, FL
  • September 27 -Miami Flatfish House Restaurant Blues Festival with Darrell Raines Band

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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. – www.thegeniusladiesinconcert.eventbrite.com

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CD RELEASES

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Ragan Whiteside – Flutist, Vocalist, Songwriter |  212-561-0253  | www.raganwhiteside.com www.facebook.com/raganwhitesidemusic, www.twitter.com/raganwhiteside

QUANTUM DRIVE is available at Amazon.com

New Video: “Work it Out” Performance clips:

RAGAN WHITESIDE is a CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FLAUTIST AND VOCALIST. She released QUANTUM DRIVE on JULY 8. Quantum Drive is her third studio release, fusing the coolest elements of Contemporary Jazz, Classic R&B, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop, appealing to musicians and music lovers. Collaborating with Ragan 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 on Amazon and iTunes. For info visit www.raganwhiteside.
Ragan Whiteside – Flutist, Vocalist, Songwriter – 212-561-0253
www.raganwhiteside.comwww.facebook.com/raganwhitesidemusicwww.twitter.com/raganwhiteside
New album: QUANTUM DRIVE available for pre-order at Amazon.com
New Video: “Work it Out”
Performance clips:
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YOUR STORIES: ALL members please submit photos, fliers, cd releases, and all announcements to Joan Cartwright at divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of each month.

JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION, TODAY!

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WIJSF NEWS JUNE 2014

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!

As of June 1, 2014, we have 272 members145 musicians!  Join us, today!

Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC
No one can figure out your worth but you. ~ Pearl Bailey

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

New members: Angela Jackson (Tallahassee, FL), Diane Ellis (Chicago, IL), Julie Holtzman (New York, NY), Brazilian Voices (Weston, FL), Lucretia Daniel (Atlanta, GA)

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Dear WIJSF Members: Summer is upon us. I am pleased to say that our first episode of Amazing Musicwomen with my co-host Sandi Blair and special guest Ragan Whiteside is a huge success. Thanks, so much, to Mimi Johnson (Secretary) for producing this show as a special edition of her program The Arts Reporter. Be sure to watch the embedded video of this hour-long special in which we discuss the ups and downs of the music profession for vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers.
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Also, in this newsletter is a call for advertisers in our catalog that will provide members – musicwomen and business women  – the opportunity to cross-promote to each other.  It is so important for us to share what we do with the world and this catalog can be a valuable resource for all of our members. The cost of advertising in this catalog is very low.  NOTE: the cost for non-members is double the cost for members whose dues are up-to-date.  The object is to print 3,000 catalogs and distribute them at events, conferences, and conventions like the one I plan to attend in Memphis, TN, September 24-28, 2014, where I’ve been invited to present my paper: Blues Women: First Civil Rights Workers.  Your advertisement will enable our organization to flourish and reach thousands of people. You have CDs, workshops, and your musical services to advertise. Please contact me at catalogue@wijsf.org, ASAP about your ad.
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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!!!

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LIKE the FB Page and SIGN and SHARE the PetitionPlease sign the petition for this Symposium on Women in Arts and share it. Click the image

LIKE the FB Page and SIGN and SHARE the Petition

Let us help to bring awareness and solutions!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to Kara Delonas a deserving young bassist in New Jersey

Congratulations to Kara Delonas a deserving young bassist in New Jersey

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

Congratulations to our members who were honored at the Black Women in Jazz Awards in Atlanta, GA

Congratulations to our members who were honored at the Black Women in Jazz Awards 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!

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 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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NEW RELEASES

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Congratulations, Renee Baker & Chicago Modern Orchestra Project premiering Bil Smith, Composer

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Jazz in Pink with Gail Jhonson and Paula Atherton, members of WIJSF

Jazz in Pink with Paula Atherton and Gail Jhonson, members of WIJSF.   On June 7, the group will perform at the Steel City Jazz Festival in Birmingham, AL

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EDUCATION

In April-May, Sandi Blair flew to Osaka, Japan, to give The Vocal Musician Workshop to students.

In April-May, Sandi Blair flew to Osaka, Japan, to give The Vocal Musician Workshop to students.

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Sixth Annual JCMS Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp Directed by Jean Fineberg snd Ellen Seeling

Sixth Annual JCMS Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp Directed by Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling

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Joan’s new book

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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’s South Florida Jazz Events calendar, so everyone in South Florida will know where to go for the best Jazz!

TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ IS BACK at THE CHARLESTON in Santa Monica Featuring Sharon Marie & The Jamieson Trotter Trio 8:30 PM- Midnight 2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA http://www.charlestonla.com Res & Info :310- 828-2115

TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ IS BACK at THE CHARLESTON in Santa Monica
Sharon Marie Cline & The Jamieson Trotter Trio
Tuesday, June 3 @ 8:30 PM- Midnight
2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  –  www.charlestonla.com
Res & Info: 310- 828-2115

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BRAZILIAN VOICES Participates at “ARTOPIA”
June 13 @ 6:00PM
Tickets: $50 members; $65 non-members – Buy your tickets
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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

 For information about Arts & Healing Program

Please contact: Marpessa Quintar-DeMoraes or Marize Casaes

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  • 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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KJ DENHERT

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Date Venue Location Tickets
Jun 06 The Classon Social Club Brooklyn, NY RSVP
Jun 07 The 55 Barw/ KJ Denhert- vocals… New York, NY RSVP
Jun 14 Private Event Prague, Czech Republic RSVP
Jun 20 Pelham Stage at Rockwellsw/ KJ Denhert-guitar,… Pelham, NY RSVP
Jun 21 The 55 Barw/ KJ Denhert-guitar,… New York, NY RSVP
Jul 11 Umbria Jazz Summer 2014w/ KJ Denhert-guitar,… Perugia Pg, Italy RSVP
Aug 14 Branfrod Jazz on The Greenw/ KJ Denhert-guitar,… Branford, CT RSVP
Sep 12 The Falcon Marlboro, NY RSVP

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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

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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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CATHERINE RUSSELL

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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

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NIKA REJTO

nikarejto2I 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!

– 18 September in Danny´s Jazz in Oviedo. – 19 September in Sport in Luarca. – 20 September In Las Caldas in Oviedo. – 25 September in Almabique Jazz in Gijón. – 26 September in Sandras Cafe in Ujo. – 27 September in Tolivias Jazz Festival
The Master class will be on 27 September, after noon, in Pipos School
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MEDIA BLITZ

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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
Amazing Musicwomen on The Arts Reporter (TAR TV) on MJTV Network. Produced by Mimi Johnson with co-hosts Joan Cartwright and Sandi Blair, featuring Ragan Whiteside on flute

Amazing Musicwomen on The Arts Reporter (TAR TV) on MJTV Network. Produced by Mimi Johnson with co-hosts Joan Cartwright and Sandi Blair, featuring Ragan Whiteside on flute.  Next Show Date is August 20 @ 7 p.m. at www.mjtvnetwork.info

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WHPK 88.5 FM – Sunday @ 1 p.m. CST – Jazz Rapp with Impresario of Jazz Alvin Carter-bey

dinah-washingtonDinah 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.

Thanks,

Al Carter-bey

WHPK 88.5 FM

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TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Lucretia Daniel is a travel expert. Contact her for your travel bookings and business training at lucretiatravel@gmail.com - www.freelanceglobaltravel.com

Lucretia Daniel is a travel expert. Contact her for your travel bookings and business training at lucretiatravel@gmail.com – www.freelanceglobaltravel.com

WIJSF BOARD 2014 www.wijsf.com/contact.htm

WIJSF BOARD 2014   –   www.wijsf.com/contact.htm

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