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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.
More gigs for Catherine Russell
Wed March 25: New York, NY – Carnegie Hall – Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, Y.A. “Yip” Harburg program PAY DUES at www.wijsf.com/join.htm
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Wed Feb 4: New York, NY – Carnegie Hall / Zankel Hall (Standard Time with Michael Feinstein) Gershwin program~!!!
Sat Feb 14: Wayne, NJ – William Patterson University-Shea Center for Performing Arts ***Celebrate Valentine’s Day***
Thu Feb 19: New York, NY – Tribeca Performing Arts Center
***Highlights In Jazz 42nd Anniversary Gala***
Sun Feb 22: Newark, NJ – NJPAC Dorthaan’s Place Jazz Brunch (11am & 1pm)
Mon Feb 23: New York, NY – Rainbow Room
***featured vocalist with Andy Farber’s After Midnight Orchestra***
SUN. FEB 8, 2015 @ 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM MUSIC MINISTRY AT UNITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE
FRI. FEB 13, 2015 @ 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM AN EVENING AT THE COPACABANA WITH MARK FERNICOLA AND THE LATIN AMERICAN ORCHESTRA AT NYY LOUNGE – SEMINOLE COCONUT CREEK CASINO
SAT. FEB. 14, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM VALENTINE’S CONCERT AT SONOMA RESTAURANT, DORAL, FL RSVP 786-615-7821. LIMITED CAPACITY.
SUN. FEB. 15, 2015 @ 9 AM &11:00 AM MUSIC MINISTRY AT UNITY ON THE BAY, MIAMI, FL
SAT FEB 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM NO MORE BROKEN HEARTS WORKSHOP ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTED BY THE HONORABLE DOROTHY BENDROSS MINDINGALL AT CHARLES R. DREW MIDDLE SCHOOL.
SUN. FEB 22, 2015 @ 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM MUSIC MINISTRY AT UNITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE
Monday 16 February 2015 @ 7 pm
Nicki Mathis appears with Dr. Robert Hemphill, Jeanie Miller
in Black History Month 2015
A Century of Black Life, History and Culture
Performing Arts Night, A Renaissance of African Culture
Highlighting the Contributions of African Americans through Artistic
Expression Directed by Cathy Garner
El Paso College ASC Auditorium, Bldg A
9050 Viscount, El Paso, TX FREE Open to the public
Info Olga Chavez 915.831-3324, email@example.com
photo by RPinder, PhD
Feb 5 @ 4 p.m. EST – Carol Garrett
Feb 12 @ 4 p.m. EST – JodylynnTalevi
Celebrating 8 years of Musical Service!
Message from the Executive Director
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. 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!
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 conduct the premiere performance of Roy Harris’ Bicentennial Symphony including orchestra, chorus, and solo male and female narrators on January 17, 2015, as centerpiece of the 150th Anniversary celebration of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ending slavery, at Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. The chorus driven score has text from the Preamble to the Constitution, Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and original text. The solo male narrator is Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert and Soprano Renee Baker is the female narrator. Maestra Baker’s credits include composer, painter, poet, and violinist/violist. The roles of conductor and female narrator by Maestra Baker for the Los Angeles premiere of the Bicentennial Symphony are unprecedented in music annals. This is a co-production of CSULA Department of Music, Theater, Dance and MusicUNTOLD supported by the Employee Community Fund of the Boeing Company and Colburn Foundation.
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.
New Year’s Eve ‘Soiree’ Live in the Parlor
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
Thanks, Jeannette, for the mention on your website of our CDs!
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
443 West 3rd Street (at East Avenue)
Red Wing, MN 55066
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
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 5:45 p.m.
138 W Commonwealth Avenue
Beaufort County Arts Council
150 W. Main Street, Washington NCTICKETS: $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)
2 South Pack Square, Asheville NC
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)
“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)
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.
Sharon Rae North
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!
Meet our newest member
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.
255 ARCHIVED SHOWS since 2008! NOTE: Diva JC will interview WIJSF members, only, in 2015. Shows will air once or twice, monthly.
|1/2/2015 4:00 PM||Ariane Cap – Special Day – FRIDAY|
|1/8/2015 4:00 PM||Donna Singer – Thursday|