WIJSF News July 2022

Better late than never. We played hooky in June and here, mid-month, is our July News.

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The need for spinal surgery led to Dr. Cartwright’s infirmity in June and July. We apologize for the tardiness of this month’s newsletter. Good things are brewing.

Our office moved to North Carolina, along with Joan and her daughter (our President) Mimi Johnson.

On June 30, 2022, Musicwoman Archive and Cultural Center (MACC) was incorporated in the State of North Carolina as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization for the purpose of lobbying for the financial support of women musicians in Washington, D.C.

The mission of MACC is to increase the dollar amount of grants and performance fees for women composers and instrumentalists. In the $19 Billion music industry, women earn less than 15% of earnings from federal, county, municipal, and private grants and endowments. This is gender discrimination on the part of grant recipients, including cultural organizations, festival and concert producers, record labels, performance rights organizations, artist awards efforts, and a plethora of grantees who receive funding from public tax dollars.

A 5% increase would put $950 million into play for women musicians. The mission of MACC is to provide educational services to the public about women’s musical creation, documentation, and preservation. The Cultural Center will employ people from the surrounding communities and provide employment for out-of-state staff in various capacities, including education, construction, engineering, horticulture, agriculture, environmental protection, culinary arts, and entertainment.

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Musicwoman Magazine 2022

Musicman Magazine 2022

Monique Werro, Festival Producer, Brienz, Switzerland [Photo: Warie Porbeni]

Dearest Joan,

Just received the two magazines and thank you wholeheartedly for this recognition of my work. More, to be part of it is absolutely thrilling! Bernd Appel is coming on Monday to Brienz, and I will give him Musicman Magazine! It is absolutely super for him! For me, in fact, it is a beautiful ending of a long, long passionate love affair with Jazz, since I was very young. Have a good Sunday and pray for peace!

Love you! ~ Monique Werro [Read Monique’s story:]

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WIJSF News June 2021

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I am pleased to announce my new tour ‘Round Midnight – Songs in the Key of Bebop which will debut at one of south Florida’s premier live concert venues – Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL – June 11, 2021!

Join me in person at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, Florida-USA or join me by worldwide livestream as I pay tribute to bebop – a sub-genre of jazz, composed and performed by jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and others.

JUNE 11, 2021 – 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.


In concert and virtual tickets are available.

INFO/TICKETS:  Yvette Norwood-Tiger: Round Midnight – Songs in the Key of Bebop Tour – Welcome to Arts Garage

I look forward to singing to you soon!

God Bless!
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WIJSF News October 2020

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Exhibit at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach, FL (October 1 – January 31, 2021)