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WIJSF News April 2016


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May News features Fondazione Adkins-Chiti: Donne in Musica, Ellen Seeling, Jenny Love, Shana Tucker, Shirazette Tinnen, Alicia Svigals, Renee Baker, Saskia Laroo, Warren Byrd, Stan Alston, and more.

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WIJSF News November 2012

Celebrating 5 years of Musical Service!

As of November 1, 2012, we have 200 members96 musicians!

JUST VOTE!  Exercise your right to be an American!

The biggest news this month is that we reached our goal of 200 members before the end of 2012.  It’s all gravy from here on, folks! Invite a friend to join.

WIJSF has made it possible for women musicians to convene on Fort Lauderdale Beach from October 9 to 13, 2013, at the MUSICWOMEN CONFERENCE. Registration is open.

The South Florida Symphonyhas offered WIJSF Members a special offer. Gather a group of 10 friends and receive 2 free tickets and 15% off the remaining tickets.   Seating is limited!  Call now and make your reservations!  ph: 954-522-8445.  Click the image below for details.


SPECIAL THANKS TO: Marina Pavlov and Alyce Zahniser for inviting Joan Cartwright to participate in the 26th Annual Florida Association of Non-Profit Organizations (FANO) Conference in Miami Beach on October 29-30, 2012. I truly enjoyed this learning experience!
Now, we didn’t get to 200 without the last 10 members joining:
200 – LaQuetta Shamblee, Instrumental Women, California
199 – Geetu Hinduja, guitarist/composer, INDIA
197 – Priscilla V. Marotta, Ph.D.  won a Champion Membership from WECAI
198 – Renee Baker (violinist, conductor, producer), Chicago, IL
196 – Cinzia Spata, vocalist/composer, Palermo, Sicily
195 – Cleve Bryant, Jr., photographer, Florida (Thanks for the photos!)
194 – Victorya Cole – vocalist/composer, Florida
193 – Dr. Dianne Wright, FAU School of Business, Forida
192 – Nicki Mathis, The Many Colors of Women, Hartford, CT
191 – Concetta (Cettina) Donato, pianist/composer, Messina, Sicily
190 – Teri Wilson, Lady Chanteuse, Florida
Note that we have 2 new members from ITALY and our first member from INDIA!!!  Thanks, to all of our new members for believing in what we do and supporting us!
Please keep Yvette Norwood Tiger in your prayers as she is recovering from serious surgery and send some light and love to her husband Steve Tiger, too!  This was a sudden circumstance and she is working very hard to recover.  Yvette was scheduled to perform with us on February 2 and March 10, 2013.  With your prayers, she may recover in time, however, it’s a long road for her to travel.  Yvette is a talented young vocalist with a heart of gold.  We miss her smiling face and beautiful voice, very much.  If you care to email her, just let me know, and I’ll send you her email address.
Here’s why WIJSF exists
[October 28, 2012] This just in, the promoters of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival at Gusman in Miami, last Friday, didn’t have Dee Dee Bridgewater’s money ready before the concert, per her contract, and the lady refused to play!!  After keeping the audience waiting for about a half hour, she and the band showed on stage and explained why her group would not be playing.   Would the promoter try that with a male leader?
Attendees got to hear some good music from the two warm-up acts AND they can get a full refund on tickets!
 Here’s what’s happening with us in November!

Victorya Cole performs at “The Friday Night Jazz” from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Palm Beach Public Library, 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Fl  33401, with  Mark Marineau (piano), Don Coffman (bass), and  Karl Ott (drums).

On Monday, November 12, 2012, 7:30 pm,  Victorya will do “Jazz In The Sanctuary”  A Dozen Divas Divine with Jim van Voorheis (piano), Chris Hulka (bass), and Claudio Berardi (drums); at The Church of the Nativity, 1151 SW Del Rio Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Fl  34953.  Call 772-343-0401 for tickets.

Tune into www.mimijohnson.net every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for The Arts Reporter

This concert is funded by a grant from Broward Schools through the Student Enrichment in the Arts Program (SEAS).

Nicki Mathis Afrikan Amerikan Jazz Duo with legendary Jazz Giant Emery Austin Smith will perform on Sunday,  November 18, 2012 @ 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.  Japanalia presents them at the Mark Twain House and Museum Murasaki Jazz Brunch Series, at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. Call 860-280-3152 for tickets.  Website.  [Photo: Ron Thompson]

Performance fee support for Nicki Mathis may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.


Call in on 714-364-4714
10/25/2012 Teri Wilson
11/01/2012 Sherri Maricle
11/08/2012 Ragan Whiteside
11/15/2012 Filmmakers: Judy Chaikin, Janice Littlejohn, and Carol Bash
11/22/2012 Cinzia Spata
11/29/2012 Susan Fleet  
12/06/2012 Barb Jungr  
12/12/2012 Renee Baker
12/17/2012 Mike/Michelle
12/20/2012 AntoinetteMontegue


Welcome to our 200th member, LaQuetta Shamblee, founder and executive producer of Instrumental Women. LaQuetta’s philosophy matches that of Joan Cartwright, founder and executive director of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.  LaQuetta said, “When most people think of ‘women in jazz,’ they think of vocalists; and those who are able to name are rarely able to include female musicians who play instruments  traditionally associated with male musicians (drums, trombone, bass).  Even in 2012,  few people are aware of the long list of women instrumentalists who are a part of jazz history, since its early development.  Thus, the purpose for Instrumental Women.”
Geetu Hinduja is a fine guitarist and composer from Mumbai, India.  She is our 199th member and decided to switch from being in art consulting to being an artist.   She is touring India with her quartet.
Connecting with Renee Baker from Chicago, IL, our 198th Member, was finding the Motherlode!   Renee Baker is the fabulous composer of over 900 compositions (click link and scroll) for strings, woodwinds, orchestra, and her smaller ensemble.

An accomplished violinist, Renee Baker has shifted from purely classical to jazz music and she is passionate about the switch.  Her Chicago Modern Orchestra Project and FAQtet perform, nationally, and globally!  Renee said, ““There is an urgent, compelling element to being able to let go, allowing yourself to shout and having it manifest itself on paper and then sent out into the world as performance.   I don’t do a lot of second guessing…I don’t take back prayers – the original shout-out is the most genuine.”

I create music. I compose it. I play it. I paint it.

Watch this video with Renee Baker’s orchestra members. . .

These ladies are rehearsing their songs to be performed on November 14 for  students at Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale.  The concert will include the music of Robin Avery and Joan Cartwright with accompaniment by Paul Banman (p), Jimmy Daniel (d), Anthony Turner (b), Malcolm Black (sax), and Wayne Rediker (guitar).

The challenge of being a composer and musician for a woman can lead to strange and wonderful twists in our economic paths.  Sometimes, we experience dread and other times our lives, much like a roller coaster, swings up and over all the cares we think we have in the world.  As creatives, we find other means of expression than making music.  For Teri Wilson, developing her own line of bath and beauty products is filling the need for both creativity and income.

Sharon Marie Cline has a campaign on Indiegogo.com that outlines  her project. Please if you are moved to do so, check it out and contribute, $20 or more.  We have many perks and offerings… and you will be helping to bring a dream to fruition.   Please go to:  I WANT TO DONATE NOW!

In Gratitude, Sharon

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WIJSF has made it possible for women musicians to convene on Fort Lauderdale Beach from October 9 to 13, 2013, at the MUSICWOMEN CONFERENCE. Registration is open.

Psssssst! Our third compilation is just about done! And it’s great!
Diva JC
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