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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
760-341-7323
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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

714-871-8800

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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
www.dwtheatre.com

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
www.spiveyhall.org

“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:

Logo_MJTVNETWORK_DIVADAUGHTER www.mjtvnetwork.info Watch host Mimi Johnson’s interview with Joan Cartwright about www.wijsf.org malesexsymbols

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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! www.wijsf.org

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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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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MEDIA BLITZ

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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

"CONTEMPORARY

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQJX6ijtyc0
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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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Get some great information on attaining sponsorship in Part 1 of 3 episodes on The Arts Reporter with guest Fran Briggs. Listen to the archived show at www.blogtalkradio.com/theartsreporter/2014/05/30/fran-briggs.

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

 artsandhealing@brazilianvoices.org

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

JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION, TODAY!

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WIJSF News May 2014

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!

As of May 1, 2014, we have 267 members142 musicians!  Join us, today!

Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC
“BE GENIUS! BE YOU!”  ~ Mimi Johnson.net
Welcome new members: Gerrianne Brizan, Yvette Devereaux, Jean Fineberg, and Louise D. Foster

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear WIJSF Members: First, I send light and love to the people who suffered loss of any kind, during the tornadoes that hit Kansas, Oklahoma, and Alabama. Those suffering from pollen asphyxiation, I know what you’re going through but rain dampened it some here in Atlanta, as the storm passed us by. On the bright side, we have some new members and they are busy working to produce music and opportunities for women musicians and composers. New members Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling direct the Jazzschool Community Music School Girls Jazz & Blues Camp in Berkeley, GA. May 1st was amazing with Amazing Musicwomen being honored by the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel on 14th Street in Atlanta, GA. The atmosphere was consistent with the honors bestowed on a prolific group of women whose musical prowess is of the highest caliber.  It was an elegant affair!  [SEE JOAN’S PHOTOS HERE]
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Best Violinist and Saxophonist

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[SEE JOAN’S PHOTOS HERE]

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Sha Battle’s vision for the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Award manifested, elegantly!

[SEE JOAN’S PHOTOS HERE]

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BWIJ Awards sponsor Wanda Evers of WMPR 90.1 Radio Station in Jackson, MS, with Mimi Johnsondotnet, and Diva Joan Cartwright

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Most of us began our careers as young children.   Gerrianne Brizan performed with the IDs in Queens, NY

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Yvette Devereux is a Triple Threat!

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 to each of you to NOMINATE A WOMAN MUSICIAN for the NEA JAZZ MASTER AWARD, now!!!

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Please sign the petition for this Symposium on Women in Arts and share it. Click the image

Since April 4, 188 people have supported this Call for a Symposium on Women in Arts at the White House in 2015.  Please sign the petition for this Symposium on Women in Arts and share it. Click the image

Let us help to bring awareness and solutions!

This is a joint fundraising idea. Your thoughts on this are appreciated.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Article

Article on accomplishments of Immediate Past VP Stan Alston

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Happy Birthday, Shirley Horn, May 1

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Click image for Maxine Sullivan’s page

 

FEATURE STORY: COUPLES

These WIJSF members and their spouses have been added to celebrate SPRING! Watch the video of more couples, below

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Emma and Malcolm Black

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Saskia Laroo and Warren Byrd

How often do we see women musicians struggling to maintain a home, marriage, and children? Well, since Spring is in the air, meaning that LOVE is in the air, we’re paying tribute to the husbands of 15 of our members, who stand by their lady, through the ups and downs of being in this tumultuous Music Industry. For instance, Lenore Raphael said, “Joel is essentially my tour manager. He books the travel arrangements, hotels, routes to drive, and is very emotionally supportive as well. He even contacts people he knows in the area about my performances and, no, he is not available to work with other artists!”  Featured are Afrikkanitha, Carol Garrett, Donna Singer, Lenore Raphael, Kathy Yolanda Rice, Joyce Spencer, Debbie Pierce Taft, Mzuri Moyo, Rory Ranucci, Linda Dachtyl, Kristen Elizabeth, Lyn Moore, Ragan Whiteside, Sandra Kaye, and Yvette Norwood-Tiger. This video tells herstory.

 

NEW CD RELEASES

 Ernie and meSusan Warmington with legendary guitarists Ernest Ranglin (l) and Maurice Gordon (r) in Kingston, Jamaica, W.I. preparing to record.Singing with MauriceSusan reported that “I was a bit upset when this happened a couple weeks ago, but I am able to talk about it now. While travelling through Miami Airport, security broke my Master CD with my just recorded songs on it clean in half. I have been told that CDs can make bombs so I guess that’s why they did it. All’s well that ends well as my Producer Richard Browne sent me my songs online and now they have been Mastered for clean listening. At this time I am waiting for them to be licensed for public listening. Years ago I would have been in trouble, now I am just glad for the internet.”
bobbyramirez-cdprojectMusicians use many methods to fund their projects. Bobby Ramirez has launched a Kickstarter Crowd Funding site to fund his next music project.Donate at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

South Florida Jazz Events calendar for the best Jazz! Thanks to Jeannette Pina!

South Florida Jazz Events calendar! Thanks Jeannette Pina!

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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 snd Ellen Seeling

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CONGRATULATIONS! Toni Byrd

CONGRATULATIONS! Toni Byrd

Lenore Raphael

 

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Promoting the NEW RECORDING

“Love Notes-A Tribute To Oscar Peterson”

Lenore will be on tour in May in the U.K.

 FRIDAY May 2   12:30 PM – 3 PM

The Spice of Life

6 Moore Street, Soho, London

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SATURDAY May 3rd   8:30 PM 

For the Marlow Jazz Club

Christ Church

Oxford Road, Marlow, Bucks

www.marlowjazz.co.uk for info and tickets

THURSDAY, MAY 8th 9 PM

Casa da Musica

Porto, Portugal

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with Alberto Jorge, bass and

Peter Ingram, drums

FRIDAY-SATURDAY MAY 9th

The Jazz Club

Lisbon, Portugal

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Nicki Mathis

Saturday, May 17, 2014  6 p.m St. James-Myrtle Presents Jazz Singer Nick Mathis, Producer and soloist, Dr. Robert Hemphill, Director of El Paso Metropolitan Choir “Musical Tribute to Mothers” St. James-Myrtle United Methodist Church 1128 Lomaland Drive, El Paso, TX 79907 – 915.595-3141 Co-Produced by Juliet Hart, Robert Doc Hemphill, Musical Director, and Nick Mathis, Performer * * * Tuesday 27 May  7:30 pm Northampton Jazz Workshop featuring Nicki Mathis in concert with Paul Arslanian’s Green Street Trio: George Kaye, Jon Fisher. The concert set starts at 7:30 pm, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30.  $10 minimum charge for food/beverage is waived for sitting in musicians and singers. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel (413) 586-1211, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.

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MEDIA BLITZ

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5/01/2014 @ 4:00 PM Black Women in Jazz Performers
5/08/2014 @ 4:00 PM Rita Graham
5/15/2014 @ 4:00 PM Sherry Pruitt
5/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM Lucianna Padmore
5/29/2014 @ 4:00 PM Toni Byrd
Joan Csrtwright will co-host this podcast on Friday, April 4 @ 5 p.m. EST with Judy Joy Jones and the filmmaker Emmanuel Itier and producer Sharon Stone

Joan Cartwright co-hosted this podcast with Judy Joy Jones at BlogTalkRadio about the movie at www.femmethemovie.com

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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. JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION, TODAY! www.wijsf.org

WIJSF News November 2013

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Celebrating 6 years of Musical Service!   Join us, today!

As of November 1, 2013, we have 243 members123 musicians!

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

Please take the MUSICIAN’S SURVEY  |  THE PETITION  |  MAKE A DONATION   |  SHOPPING

I have been tied up with music for about as long as I can remember. By the time I was four I was picking out little tunes my mother played on the reed organ in the living-room. ~ Mary Lou Williams

My tastes in music have always been eclectic. I have learned equally from the Ivory Tower of Academia and the garage. ~ Linda Dachtyl

FEATURED MEMBERS:  New Members, plus Nick Mathis, Carla DeSantis Black, Kathy Yolanda Rice, Linda Dachtyl, LeNora Jaye, Kristen Elizabeth Long, Mimi Johnson, Lenore Raphael, Beth Levin, Sharon Marie Cline, and Jus’ Cynthia

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

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

jcnecklaceThis year is almost over. Two more months and we’re in 2014! Our 4th compilation CD is developing nicely with the music of more fabulous female composers. Our fundraiser on November 7th should prove to be fruitful thanks to the help of our members Ronnie Dunayer, Charlotte Dilks, Lorna Lesperance, and Anita Havel.  This event will jump start our fundraising effort to present our WOMEN IN MUSIC SERIES at The Crest Theater in Delray Beach, FL, in March, April, and May 2014.  Peggy Murphy, Program Director at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts has RSVPed to attend our event. We need all of our members in South Florida to attend, so please RSVP to me at divajc47@yahoo.com, so we know how many people to expect. Donation is $10 and Debbie Pierce Taft and Lorna Lesperance will be performing.  See flier below.

We’re hoping to recruit the eight additional members we need to get to 250 by the end of the year. Perhaps, that number will be higher! Also, help welcome our new TREASURER to the BoardElena Correia!

Musically, our members are moving and shaking. See the NEW RELEASES and UPCOMING EVENTS below to be in the know.  Enjoy this video presenting our newest members. Be sure to click this link to LIKE the video and leave a COMMENT. Also, SUBSCRIBE to the channel.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

carlaheadNearly 600 women and supportive men that converged on Austin, Texas, last weekend for the first annual MEOW Con – a Conference for Women in Music. Many genres of music were represented – jazz, punk, pop, singer/songwriter and performances by Michael Jackson’s guitarist, Jennifer Batten; queen of rock Suzi Quatro; Kathy Valentine (formerly of the Go-Go’s) and June Millington of Fanny. A good and empowering time was had by all.

*Carla DeSantis Black* is an Advocate for Women in Music

Listen to the wonderful women musicians performing at MEOWCon. Hats off to Carla DeSantis Black, who is  to be commended for a successful MEOW (Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women) Conference!

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Read the WIMUST Report.


Click the image and scroll to p. 84 

for Joan Cartwright’s report on the

Conference in July in Italy that many of

YOU helped her get to.

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Beth Levin performs works of Bernstein, Beethoven, and Brahms
with her Vista Lirica Chamber Ensemble
November 10, 2013 @ Brooklyn Library, Grand Army Plaza 

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FAIRWELL TO AN AMAZING MUSICWOMAN

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No use leading with our chins.

This is where the story ends.

Never lovers, ever friends.

Goodbye!

Let our hears call it a day.

But before you walk away

I sincerely want to say,

I wish you bluebirds in the spring

To give your heart a song to sing

And then a kiss but more than this

I wish you love.

To my vocal mentor – Gloria Lynne, who inspired me since my teens to be the best that I could be. New Yorkers sent you home. On Thursday, October 31, we paid tribute to you on our Internet radio show at www.blogtalkradio.com/musicwoman. I look forward to hearing you again in the beautiful heavenly choir, where I know you are teaching them a thing or two. ~ Joan Cartwright

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Gloria Lynne was born in New York , NY on November 23, 1931.  

She passed in New Jersey on October 15, 2013.

Listen the archived TRIBUTE to Gloria Lynne recorded on October 31

NEW RELEASES

Listen to this interview by Tania Maria with Kathy Yolanda Rice, featuring her new release with
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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CLICK image above for The Siblings Sitcom produced by Mimi Johnson

Debuts on YouTube Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 7 p.m. EST

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Friday, Nov 1, 2013, w/Lynn Tracey’s Something Cool, W Hartford CT

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Second Baptist Church Thanksgiving Gospel Concert, 
401 S. Virginia St, El Paso, TX 79901 – 915.532-7860
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http://www.elpasotimes.com

Linda and Cary Dachtyl work together November 2 Keyboards with "Soul Satyr", Roop Brothers Bar, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Delaware, OH November 3 Piano/vibraphone duo, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, 12;00 noon-2;00 p.m. (brunch) Columbus, OH November 16 Hammond organ with "Chip Willis and Friends", 10;00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., Canabar, Columbus, OH

Linda and Cary Dachtyl work together. Visit their website www.dachtyl.com

  • Nov 2: Keyboards with “Soul Satyr”, Roop Brothers Bar, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Delaware, OH
  • Nov 3: Piano/vibraphone duo, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, 12 -2 p.m. , Columbus, OH
  • Nov 16: Hammond organ with “Chip Willis & Friends”, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Canabar, Columbus, OH


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8 p.m.
PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM
RAY BLUE (sax), KELLY FRIESEN (bass)
Reservations suggested
20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ
Tel. 201-836-8923
www.puffinculturalforum.org

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

Minton’s, 206 W. 118 Street, New York, NY

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 8:00 and 10 p.m.
TRUMPET’S JAZZ CLUB
JACK WILKINS (guitar), KELLY FRIESEN (bass)
6 Depot Square, Montclair, N.J.
Tel. 973-744-2600
www.trumpetsjazz.com
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BOOKING CONTACT: swinginfox@swinginfox.com
TOUR PROMOTION: lenmarpromo@att.net
www.lenoreraphael.com

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  • Sat., Nov 2. Congressional Hispanic Leadership Initiative. Performing at Hialeah Park and Casino with Orquesta Yare Allstars and Nestor Torres.  
  • Tues., Nov 5. for the United Teachers of Dade
  • Tues., Nov 12. Doral Business Council
  • Every Sunday at Unity of Fort Lauderdale

www.facebook.com/jennylovemusic

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  • Sunday, Nov 3:  Georgie’s Alibi in the Manchester Room, Wilton Manors @ at 8, 9 & 10 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 10: Sunday Jazz Brunch at Georgie’s Alibi, Wilton Manors @ 12 noon to 3 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 10: Georgie’s Alibi in the Manchester Room, Wilton Manors @ 8, 9 & 10 pm
  • Friday, Nov 15: The Ladies of Soul at Avenue D Blues Club, Miami @ 9 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 17: Georgie’s Alibi in the Manchester Room, Wilton Manors @ 8, 9 & 10 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 24: Georgie’s Alibi in the Manchester Room, Wilton Manors, FL @ 8, 9 & 10 pm

2013 Fundraiser

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NEW MEMBERS

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Our newest CHAMPION MEMBER Dr. Donna Singer is a graduate of the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, with formal training at Julliard. She is an international recording artist, who is an electrifying and dazzling show-stopper with a remarkable repertoire of jazz, swing, and R&B. Her cool, sultry, vibrant, and playful voice has wowed audiences in intimate cafés, theaters, and concert venues. Donna has a wholesome presence that is fun, energetic and memorable. Her music is played on radio stations in the U.S. and on the Europe Jazz Network.

Take the Day Off: Escape With Jazz was #20 on 2012 CMJ Jazz Charts with radio airplay on 175 stations in the U.S., Netherlands, Canada, UK, Japan, and Germany. Jazz in the Living Room is available for purchase online. It will be released internationally in January 2014.  Kiss Me Beneath The Mistletoe was #23 on the 2012 CMJ Jazz Charts.

To accommodate the growing demand of followers, Donna’s CDs are available on iTunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody, GooglePlay and Amazon, in USA, UK, Germany, and Japan. Her YouTube videos have over 500,000 views. She has organized concerts in upstate New York for fundraisers for United Way, Federation for the Homeless, and St. Baldswick Day, and other concerts in NYC and at Jazz Festivals.  Donna will be a guest on MUSICWOMAN RADIO on Wednesday, November 27 @ 4-4:30 pm.  www.donna-singer.com.

Reviews:

Donna Singer is a first call vocalist. ~ Brent Black, Critical Jazz

Vocalist Donna Singer makes a tempting offer on her new CD, Take The Day Off: Escape With Jazz, featuring a handful of swing/blues blends and Bossa Nova numbers. ~ Susan Frances, Yahoo!

Singer is a smart singer that knows how to move and groove with swing and verve delivering a Christmas record that really sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. ~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record

I just heard a really good holiday album by a jazz vocalist with the unique name of Donna Singer. . . . The album closes with a fun and energetic rendition of Winter Wonderland ~ BVS Reviews, Bruce Von Stiers

This year’s singer is Donna Singer, backed by the Doug Richards Trio from her Kiss Me Beneath the Mistletoe CD. ~ Straight No Chase Jazz Show

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Linda Presgrave is a New York Jazz pianist and composer, completing her last composition for the upcoming recording of her fourth CD on Metropolitan Records, Along the Path, also the title track of the album to be premiered as a part of Linda’s Asian Suite with her group, The Linda Presgrave Quartet, on Sunday, December 8th at Somethin’ Jazz in New York City @ 5:00 p.m.

Linda incorporates music by inspirational jazz artists, who happen to be women, in each of her performances. She is also very happy to be a member of Ladies Day, a new jazz group (trio or quartet) led by vocalist MJ Territo.  Ladies Day performs music by women composers and/or lyricists. Linda is thrilled to be a member of WIJSF and we are enchanted to have her with us! www.metropolitanrecordsnyc.com/presgrave

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Kristen Long has co-written a musical with C. Stefan King set in present-day New Orleans in which five individuals set out to achieve their dreams. Their fate lies within the choices they make.  THE JOURNEY (a new indie musical) follows the lives of 5 individuals living in edgy downtown New Orleans. Faced with life-changing decisions, disheartening struggles, and the challenges of today’s society, they will all soon learn that it is the choices we make that decide our fate.It is slated to be performed in concert January 17-19, 2014, at the Studio Theater at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL.  It is produced by Outre Theatre Company.  If it is well received it could go on to a full world premiere production in an upcoming season.  Looking ahead we hope to have The Journey on a New York stage as soon as possible!!kristenlong-smallThe Journey has been a project in the making for many years, really taking flight this past year.  After several drafts we have arrived at the point that it is ready to move to the level of performance.  Our initial workshop/stage read was performed for a local audience in Gulf Shores AL where it received great feedback.  We have been blessed with the opportunity to now have it performed in the Concert version in Boca Raton FL by the Outre Theatre Company.  While we cast mostly South Florida actors, there was no doubt that a few of our original actors were the “one” for the parts.  The only obstacle this presents is housing and travel cost.  If we are funded, a major part of the money will go toward just that. Other costs include horn charts and artwork. DONATE TO THE JOURNEY, TODAY!

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THURS. 11/7/2013 4:00 PM Debbie Pierce
THURS. 11/14/2013 4:00 PM Kristen Long
THURS. 11/21/2013 4:00 PM Laura B. Whitmore
WEDS. 11/27/2013 4:00 PM Jenny Love

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Calling All Golfers

Here’s a way to raise funds for WIJSF, Inc.  Interested?

Contact WIJSF Member Joan Gringer at joangringer@gmail.com

The Dania Beach Chamber Charity Golf-A-Thon, Monday, December 9, 2013, at the Fort Lauderdale Golf and Country Club. 

Different idea with the same goal in mind! Raise funds for some great causes! Play as individual or team. Golfers can play as little as 18 holes or as many as 36 holes. This features breakfast, lunch, awards, raffles, and much more.

Direct questions about sponsorship opportunities to Randi Shane, Executive Director, Dania Beach Chamber at 954.926.2323.On behalf of the Greater Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce and our member charities and families they serve, thank you for your support!  Registration Deadline is Monday, November 25, 2013 

A portion of funds raised will benefit various 501-C3 non-profits including: American Heart Association and Prestige Club of Broward Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sign Up Today at http://daniabeachgolf.com

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Dania Beach Chamber Of Commerce – 954-926-2323 – PO BOX 1017 Dania Beach, Florida 33004 – www.daniabeachchamber.org

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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WIJSF News July 2013

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Celebrating 6 years of Musical Service!   Join us, today!

As of July 1, 2013, we have 221 members107 musicians!

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

Please take the  MUSICIAN’S SURVEY  |  MAKE A DONATION

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DIVAJCA supermoon in June granted us all access to the energy of the spheres, where the music resides. Women and the moon have been synonymous, since the beginning of humankind.  Summer is full of possibilities and WIJSF members are taking full advantage.

WIJSF operates off of membership dues ($50 annually), CD sales, grants, and donations. To date, we’ve received $2,000 in memberships. CDs are available online. This year, three grant proposals that we submitted were denied by Florida State Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), and Broward Schools Student Enrichment in the Arts (SEAS).  Florida State budget cuts for culture have made it difficult for most cultural organizations like ours.  That’s why I’ve utilized crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe to raise the money needed to get to Italy for the WIMUST Conference, in July.

Previously, I used Indiegogo, Kickstarter, StayClassy, and United States Artists, to no avail. I spent hours promoting these efforts. The glitch is, if you don’t raise ALL the money you request in the specified time, you don’t get one cent.  These sites get lots of exposure at your expense. But GOFUNDME is different! You get every dollar you raise minus 9% and, to date, we raised $2,265 from over 50 wonderful donors, who see the vision.

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Logo wimust (1)The Annual General Meeting for WIMUST will be held in Fiuggi, Italy, with arrival during the afternoon of the 4th July, meetings on the 5th and 6th and departure on the morning of the 7th July. Hotels will be in downtown Fiuggi while meetings are in the medieval village of Fiuggi Città. Fondazione Adkins Chiti has offered my room at Euro 45  per night.  The hotel is 200 metres from the train station, with swimming pool and beauty farm (spa?). The trip from Rome to Fiuggi is about 1.5 hours.

The language of the meeting is English. One session will be devoted to the investigation of mechanisms producing inequalities, with statistics regarding programming of women’s music by publicly funded institutions. At meetings in 2011 and 2012, we began a list of discrimination and passed this on to EUP parliamenterians and the media. It would be useful to have copies of articles or documents which demonstrate what the difficulties are. We must make concrete suggestions to overcome these – some proposals have arrived and range from (a) sending of letters to ministries, unions, teaching institutions (b) writing to chamber music organisations and festivals and (c) the setting up of a GuideBook for Self Help for women composers and musicians. Read the June Newsletter and sign the WIMUST Petition.

Now, I’m getting excited!!!  My flight itinerary is confirmed from Hollywood, Florida to Rome, Italy, on July 2, 2013. We MUST thank the contributors to the crowdfunding site that has raised travel expenses to attend this important event. A 30-year–old organization, Donne in Musica has enlisted WIJSF as an International Honorary Committee Member and mentors our organization on issues of equity for women musicians.  The report of the previous WIMUST Conference is telling about the inequity of opportunities and earned income of women musicians, when compared to those offered to male musicians. Men preponderate in the various fields and genres of music production with statistics that 85% of jazz musicians are male, according to researcher Joan Jeffri, in her report for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Changing The Beat: A Study of the Worklife of Jazz Musicians.

GofundmeI know the work we do is important, especially for the next generation of women musicians, who will follow in our footsteps.  I know many of the musicians in our organization are concentrating on their musical production and performance.  But we must consciously create opportunities for girls and young women pursuing musical careers.  There are numerous opportunities for music in films, television, theater, concerts, festivals, community events, etc. If we are not consciously creating opportunities for women musicians, they will continue to be marginalized in the music industry. WIMUST means Women in Music Using Strategies for Talent. This movement is spearheaded by Fondazione Adkins-Chiti: Donne in Musica. If you have not read their 2012 report, take the time to do so. It will open your eyes to the dilemma women musicians face in Europe and worldwide. Click http://www.donneinmusica.org/wimust/ and read. Then, if you haven’t already done so, consider donating $5 or more to my travel expenses to this most important conference. http://gofundme.com/jc-wimust.

MANY THANKS to our new President Lorna Lesperance and Vice President Cleve Bryant for their generous donations to this effort. A past guests on MUSICWOMAN Radio, Magda Machedo sent $200 from Hong Kong by Western Union!!! Friends Qyneares Hanifa, Jackie Rule, and Dosica Johnson sent checks, as did members Oshunrire Naomi James and Janice Boursiquot! So many WIJSF members supported this effort, including Ronnie Dunayer, Dotti Anita Taylor, Kathy Yolanda Rice, Ellen Burton, LaQuetta Shamblee, Rory Ranucci, Bill French, Sharon Marie Cline, Yvette Norwood Tiger, Geetu Hinduja, Ragan Whiteside Johnson, and Glenda McQueen.

SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT: Our International President Cettina Donato will be participating in vocal workshops for Berklee students at the Umbria Jazz Festival. I’ve been granted a press pass to one of the concert venues and Cettina referred me to a small hotel, where I can stay inexpensively for four days. So, from Fiuggi, I will go on to Perugia for this exciting festival, where I’m sure to recruit some new members and spread the word about our mission and to meet Cettina face-to-face!

Also, new members: Robbie Bell (Miami, FL), Deanna Cannon (Atlanta, GA), Towanda Beatty (East Orange, NJ),  Mary L. De Vattimo (our first Australian member!!!), and Denise St Patrick Bell (Margate, FL) donated $75 or more at the GoFundMe site, garnering their membership.

Listen to recent interview on MUSICWOMAN Radio with Music Engineer and Clarinetist Deanna Cannon.deanna3

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The Debbie Pierce Trio with Brad Keller (p) and Giuseppe Pucci (d) will perform on Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 8-12 p.m. at Tavolino Della Nonna, 10181 W Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Tel. (954) 509-0046


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

With much love and appreciation,
Joan Cartwright

ACCOMPLISHMENTS and OPPORTUNITIES

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Karin Hammar joins Amanda Sedgwick in big band in Sweden

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On June 23, Jus’ Cynthia returned from a successful two-city tour in Russia. “My first stop was a 2.5 hour flight from Moscow to Ekaterinburg. I rehearsed with some good musicians. The show was even better. We did two 45-minute sets and the audience was very receptive. I didn’t get a chance to work up a sweat. Then, it was back to Moscow the next morning. In both cities, I was assigned an assistant for interpretations arranging for meals transportation and any other things I might need. I want this to be part of all future contracts. I arrived in Moscow on Friday morning and only had time to check into the hotel, then off to the radio station for an interview. This is Peter the DJ at 105.3 FM, the only English radio station in Moscow. Peter is from Winter Haven, Florida. For 20 minutes, we talked. He played two of my songs and advertised my Friday gig at The Union of Composers Jazz Club and Saturday at The B2 Jazz Club. The musicians were excellent. The audiences were great! They fed and treated me well and I got bouquets of flowers. What an adventure!” ~ Jus’ Cynthia

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On June 19 and 26, Marika Guyton of AboutU4U, LLC and Priscilla Dames of Wingspan Seminars joined Joan Cartwright to address youth emerging from the foster care system about culture, entertainment, social interchange, image, career, service, and conflict resolution for a wonderful Miami non-profit Educate Tomorrow.

musicwomanradioMUSICWOMAN RADIO will be on vacation, during the month of July. Check out the archived shows in June at BlogTalkRadio.

We are working diligently to get bookings for the Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble in South Florida, around the state, and the nation. Please share this link with any directors of cultural centers, museums, libraries, etc., where we may be able to book the performance.  Get more information in the Press Release at http://wijsf.com/media.htm. You or your associates may contact our Marketing & Promotions Director Marika Guyton to discuss bookings. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Encourage your friends and family to purchase one or more of our compilation CDs, featuring 27 fabulous women composers! These CDs featuring the original music of women make lovely gifts for your friends, family, associates, clients, and anyone you want to bless with good music.

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We’re calling for 10 women composers to submit one song for our fourth compilation CD to release in January 2014. It is imperative that you contact Joan Cartwright immediately, if you are interested in this great opportunity to join women composers on this special project. Send an email to divajc47@yahoo.com with the subject: SUBMISSION TO WIJSF MUSIC COLLECTION IV, today!

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

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Following a 9-day tour in the USA with Liviu Pop (d) featuring the Saskia Laroo Band with Bernhard Haaks on drums, and  Duo Laroo/Byrd on trumpet and keypboards, and the Afro-Semitic Experience, Laroo/Byrd appear on Saturday, July 6, at the Kroepoekfabriek , Vlaardingen, Neterlands with students of dance master Noes Fiolet in a new, multi-disciplinair concert entitled “Dance to be Free” by the Saskia Laroo Band .

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[Below] Besides being cast in four plays and producing a weekly WebTV Show, The Arts Reporter Mimi Johnson hosts events all over Atlanta, GA.  Be sure to tune into her weekly show and attend events like this one below, if you live in Atlanta!  Mimi continues to serve as the Secretary of WIJSF.

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Thanks to all who came out to my performance at Jazz Pon Di River.  Now, please support Jus’ Cynthia on July 26!!!

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Please consider donating $5 or more to Joan’s travel expenses to Italy for the WIMUST Conference and Umbria Jazz Festifal. This fund will remain open until it reaches $3,500, or until Joan’s return: http://gofundme.com/jc-wimust.

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

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WIJSF News April 2013

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Celebrating 6 years of Musical Service!

As of April 1, 2013, we have 212 members101 musicians!

April 30th is International Jazz Day

PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY or MUSICIANS TAKE THIS SURVEY

Join us, today!

We appreciate all of our members and challenge to bring in new members, who are musicians, composers, vocalists, or supporters of women musicians.  Members are invited to submit to this newsletter. Send announcements to divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of the month.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY:  Our Immediate Past President Christine Vitolo has sponsored two regular memberships.  If you have a friend, who is a woman and performs on an instrument, tell her to send her information to info@wijsf.org and the first two to respond will get a one-year free membership.  JOIN US!

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MUSICWOMAN RADIO features baritone saxophonist Claire Daly on Thursday, April 4 @ 4 p.m.

Our concert on March 10, at the Sunrise Civic Center was well-attended!

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Amazing Musicwomen @ Sunrise Civic Center on March 10, 2013 [Photos: Cleve Bryant]

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Beverly Barkley, Joan Cartwright, Jus’ Cynthia [Photos: Cleve Bryant]

Telling the stories of Women in Blues and Jazz

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WOMAN! The Musical performed to three sold-out shows on March 23 in Atlanta, GA

Congratulations to our Secretary, Mimi Johnson,

playwrite, producer, composer, and actress!!! I truly enjoyed participating in this EPIC experience!

Next date is May 18 @ Mark SQuared, Clarkston, GA  – www.mimijohnson.net

Coming up!

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Dee Daniels is completing her CD for Criss Cross Jazz Records, a globally renowned Dutch jazz label. The September 2013 release of the CD will make Dee the first vocalist/leader in the label’s 30+ year history!
On April 19, 20, & 21 I’ll be in concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (www.dso.org). The Pops program is called “Red, Hot, & Blues”. I’ll be sharing the bill with trumpeter Byron Stripling, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and Hammond B3 master, Bobby Floyd. The four of us have performed this fun and unique Pops program with several orchestras over the past few years. In it we cover the blues from its beginning to the present, including one of my originals.
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Mimi Johnson says, “I AM SPIDER!” Director Herbert Bowens is an AMAZING Leader & Talent! The cast is incredible! Karlotta Washington and Productive Love McNill El work behind the scenes. Opening at Mark SQuared April 19-21! Reserve tickets @ causticent@gmail.com or 404-974-5744 THE CAROUSEL: FINISH WHAT YOU START! BROADWAY HERE WE COME!!

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Lenore with Jack Wilkins on tour in North Carolina April 11-16th
 
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Coming up in April
TOUR OF TENNESSEE and NORTH CAROLINA
SATURDAY, APRIL 6th – 7:30PM
Jazz at The Carnegie
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1216 W. State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
featuring Dr. David Champouillon, trumpet and The Jazz Doctors
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SUNDAY, APRIL 7th – 3PM
Concert for the Steinway Society of Nashville, TN
Steinway of Nashville
4285 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN
tel 615-373-5901
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MONDAY, APRIL 8th – 3PM
Jazz Master Class
University of Tennessee
Watkins Auditorium
Martin, TN
 
7:30PM solo concert
Watkins Auditorium
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TUESDAY, APRIL 9th – 7PM
Solo Concert
The Kroc Center
800 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN
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Listen in to WUOT.FM Knoxville for an interview with Lenore and jazz director Todd Steed.WUOT 91.9 fm   http://www.wuot.oth
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THURSDAY, APRIL 11th – 1PM
Master Class with wonderful guitarist JACK WILKINS
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
Free and open to the public
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SATURDAY, APRIL 13th – 7PM
JazzLive with special guest JACK WILKINS, guitar ,
and featuring RICK ECKBERG, bass; PETER INGRAM, drums
The Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 North Salem St.
Apex. NC
Tel. 919-249-1120
Tickets at http://www.etix.com or the Halle Box Office
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SUNDAY, APRIL 14th – 12:15-1:30PM
Concert with JACK WILKINS, guitar
The Triangle Center for Spiritual Learning
4600 Water’s Edge Road
Raleigh, NC
Tel. 919-859-2249
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MONDAY, APRIL 15th – 4PM
concert with JACK WILKINS, guitar
Cedars of Chapel Hill
100 Cedars Club Circle
Chapel Hill, NC
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19th – 7PM wine reception
Concert with special guest JACK WILKINS, guitar
and featuring HILLARD GREENE, bass and surprise guest
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
NYC
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APRIL 26th-MAY 5th
Tour of United Kingdom
More about Lenore at www.lenoreraphael.com   *   Booking:  lenmarpromo@att.net
 
AND…tune into “Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot”on http://www.purejazzradio.org for Lenore’s interviews and performances with some of the best artists in jazz. Sundays at 8AM and 8PM, Fridays at 11PM and Saturdays at 3PM Eastern Time. 
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SUNDAY April 7 2013 @ 4 pm – 6 pm
NICKi MATHIS’ AFRIKAN AMERIKAN JAZZ TRIO w/NORMAN JOHNSON, guitarist extraordinaire, and legendary bassist Skip Garrett, celebrates Jazz Awareness Month in Leif Nilsson’s GALLERY, One Spring Street P O Box 261, Chester, CT 06412, 860-526-2077, $10 donation – BYOB – Bistro Style Seatingwww.nilssonstudio.com    EMAIL: leif12@nilssonstudio.comEdJonetta silk tie dye; Nk & Norman Caryn B. Davis Photography
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 @ 7:30 –10:30 PM
Northampton Jazz Workshop, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel
One Atwood Dr., Northampton, MA 01060-4272
413.586-1211The Greet Street trio performs with guest artist NICKi MATHIS, who is celebrating Chamber Music America month with a salute to Nancy Wilson recordings including some of Paul’s favorites, followed by an open jam session. Bring your axe. (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91, TURN RIGHT down ramp – see Clarion Hotel (GPS may direct left turn leading to cornfield/swamp road, you don’t want that)). [Photo by Sharon]

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PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY:

Contact Marika Guyton 954-549-8602 or marikaguyton@gmail.com.  Immediately, for Friday, April 19, 2013 @ Arts Park, Hollywood, FL – Only Volunteers need apply to support Relay For Hollywood and the American Cancer Society.

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Support the SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY!

Members are invited to submit to this newsletter. Send announcements to divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of the month.

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CALLING ALL WOMEN MUSICIANS!

We’re six months out!  It’s time to register for this important event calling all women composers, instrumentalists, and musicians.  Early registration ends April 8, 2013.  Click image to register.

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Members are invited to submit to this newsletter. Send announcements to divajc47@yahoo.com by the 28th of the month.

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WIJSF News January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Celebrating 5 years of Musical Service!

As of January 1, 2013, we have 209 members101 musicians!

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT WIJSF

  1. BUY TICKETS, TODAY,  for the Amazing Musicwomen performance on February 2, 2013, at the Bienes Center, 2801 SW 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale, and buy tickets early, only $19.99 plus service fee at http://www.bienescenterforthearts-sta.org/events/. Students: $9.99 plus service fee.
  2. PAY your dues and invite a friend to join us!
  3. SIGN this petition: WIMUST – Access and Equal Opportunities for Women in the Performing Arts

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Lenore Raphael in Florida in January
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 5th – 8PM
Concert with renowned guitarist HOWARD ALDEN
The Arts Garage
180 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444..
Tel. 561-450-6357
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MONDAY, JANUARY 7th – 3-5PM
Jazz Workshop with HOWARD ALDEN
The art of the duo performance
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road’
Boca Raton, FL
Free and open to the public
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th -7PM
Steinway Gallery of Naples
28751 South Tamiami Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tel. 259-498-9884
Contact by e mail if you wish to attend  swinginfox@swinginfox.com
Free to Steinway Society Members and special guests

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We are proud to release our third compilation CD with 10 female composers.  The official release date was January 3, 2013.  Get a sneak preview. Thanks to members who attended our CD listening party! Click images to enlarge.

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MUSICWOMAN RADIO GUESTS IN JANUARY

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Children’s classes:  Saturday’s, 3:00 – 5:00 PM 
Windermere Community Center
5417 NW 18 CT, Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone: 954.714.3238

WIJSF News December 2012

Celebrating 5 years of Musical Service!

As of December 1, 2012, we have 207 members99 musicians!

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT WIJSF

  1. STOP your shopping spree and TAKE ADVANTAGE of our HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Buy 10 Compilation CDs @ $8 until December 21st
  2. MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the Amazing Musicwomen performance on February 2, 2013, at the Bienes Center, and buy tickets early!
  3. PAY your dues and invite a friend to join us!
  4. SIGN this petition: WIMUST – Access and Equal Opportunities for Women in the Performing Arts

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are proud to release our third compilation CD with 10 female composers.  The official release date is January 3, 2013.  Get a sneak preview and HOLIDAY SPECIAL

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MUSICWOMAN RADIO IN DECEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Our Secretary Mimi Johnson plays Billie Holiday in this musical. . .angiejackson

Holiday Concert and a Chance to Make a Child Smile…

Sharon Marie & Friends

NaughtyAndNice A Holiday Show

DECEMBER 19, 2012
7:30PM-9PM Dinner Service

Show Begins at 9 PM

The Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge
7066 Santa Monica Blvd, W Hollywood, CA
FOR RESERVATIONS: 323-467-7444
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Lenore Raphael in Florida in January
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Concert with renowned guitarist HOWARD ALDEN
The Arts Garage
180 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444..
Tel. 561-450-6357
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MONDAY, JANUARY 7th – 3-5PM
Jazz Workshop with HOWARD ALDEN
The art of the duo performance
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road’
Boca Raton, FL
Free and open to the public
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th -7PM
Steinway Gallery of Naples
28751 South Tamiami Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tel. 259-498-9884
Contact by e mail if you wish to attend  swinginfox@swinginfox.com
Free to Steinway Society Members and special guests
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South Florida Symphony is offering a Cyber Monday Special, today only for the Vienna Boys Choir 15th Anniversary Concert in Fort Lauderdale, Feb. 16, 2013. Purchase your tickets now for tickets costing $10-$125 and receive a 25% Discount. All you have to do is type “cybermonday” at check out and the discount will be calculated for you. Offer ends at Midnight!

Reserve your seats now!

Saturday, February 16, 2013 ~ First Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale

Click link to purchase your Starry Night Tickets. It is going to be a night to remember! Price: $75

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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Anthony Turner, Jus’ Cynthia, Joan Cartwright, Robin Avery, Wayne Redicker, Lorna Lesperance and Malcolm Black performed November 14, 2012, at Dillard Center for the Arts for Broward Schools SEAS Program.
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Hi Joan, Great group shot.  nice job by u producing the show.  I thought it was a strong presentation with great energy, education, quality performances, rich diversity, & spontaneity.  thnx! ~ Paul Banman (Musical Director)
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Joan, Thanks for adding me to the list of musicians for the performance at Dillard High School on the 14th of November. I’m so glad it was well received and the music had plenty of energy and life. The idea of women in jazz is a great sell. Thanks also for doing a superb job of leading the ensemble and being our spokesperson. You are definitely a take charge woman. With the downsizing of opportunities for ensembles in the entertainment world, you found another avenue of outlets. The academic world of schools, colleges, festivals, and city events is a good source to investigate. Of course, booking agents can help also, where they have contacts artist don’t normally inquire. Please keep me in mind for any future events the Women in Jazz South Florida might be considering, however large or small. I enjoy working with your organization for the promotion of Jazz and music, in general. The rich culture of art and expressiveness that we share can be enjoyed by a world flooded with Pop and Commercialism, when exposed to it. ~ Wayne Rediker (Guitar Instructor – wred@juno.com – 561-483-6934 )

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