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
CALLING 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 email@example.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!
Al Carter-Bey, Senabella Gill, Joan Carwright, Maggie Brown, Diane Ellis, Sasha Daltonn in Chicago, IL
Dinah Washington’s Family Members
Book Signing at the DuSable African American Museum, Chicago, IL
John Wright’s Jazz Party, Matteson, IL
Chicago’s Legendary Pianist John Wright Jean Wright and Joan Cartwright
Geoff Brown and Betty Brandee Al Carter-Bey and Joan Cartwright
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#
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
- 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
- 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
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
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.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”
YOUR STORIES: ALL members please submit photos, fliers, cd releases, and all announcements to Joan Cartwright at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of each month.
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