Welcome new members: Cheryl D. Barnes, Andrea Garrison, Rondi Charleston, and Steve Moore
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
In 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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!
YOUR STORIES: ALL members please submit photos, fliers, cd releases, and all announcements to Joan Cartwright at email@example.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!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.jaroneames.com – This is an ongoing event.
Thanks, Jeannette, for the mention on your website of our CDs!
Saturday, January 24 @ 8- 11 pm
The Bean Runner Cafe
201 S Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
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
Halle Box Office 919 249 1120
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
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
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 @ 7:30 PM
The Merc for Jazz 42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA
HOWARD ALDEN, guitar and JIM DE JULIO, bass
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 @- 7:30 PM
The Atherton Theater 738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, HI
DOUG MacDONALD, guitar
North Carolina/Florida Tour And for those who plan ahead in New York City
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
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ
HOWARD ALDEN and KELLY FRIESEN
MARCH 22 – SOUTH AFRICA TOUR!!!
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.
Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe
138 W Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Sunday, January 25, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Lobster Pot Bistro
478 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (727) 446-8809
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Beaufort County Arts Council
150 W. Main Street, Washington NC
TICKETS: $20 general admission; $17.50 limited balcony seating
Winner 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)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 8:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre
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)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Spivey Hall – Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow GA
“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)
* * * * SPECIAL SONGWRITING WORKSHOP * * * *
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tickets: $7 general admission
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
February 7, 2015
34 West 22nd Street (Bet. 5th & 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10010
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.
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:
www.mjtvnetwork.info Watch host Mimi Johnson’s interview with Joan Cartwright about www.wijsf.org
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