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WIJSF NEWS JULY 2015

Our immediate past vice president Cettina Donato conducts Messina Orchestra at Teatro Greco in Taormina, Sicily

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WATCH the video and scroll thru the slides for news about members of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.

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Irene Robbins, who lives in and performs Italy, will be in South Florida from August 18-29, and is available to play either Motown or jazz. Contact her for bookings at irene.robbins@gmail.com

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WIJSF NEWS MAY 2015

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 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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More gigs for Catherine Russell

Fri March 20: Orlando, FL – UCF Jazz Festival

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WIJSF NEWS FEBRUARY 2015

Greetings! Would you rather watch a video of our February Newsletter? Then, WATCH this!

Otherwise, the news is below. Note that images link to relevant pages. Please comment and Enjoy!

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Janice Harrington has been invited back to Bulgaria. Click the photo for full details.

Janice Harrington has been invited back to the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria on February 23-27, 2015. Click the photo for full details.

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Singer/Songwriter Carol Garrett released her sophomore CD “Live on Purpose” and the title song is featured on the WIJSF Music Collection V (2015). Click the image for the CD on CDBaby.

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THE SIBLINGS SITCOM TV SHOW picked up on SOON TV on ROKU!
Airing begins March, 2015! 15 Million+ Viewers!
We are accepting commercial spots for programming. For the sponsor advertising proposal contact thesiblingssitcom@gmail.com
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL @
www.youtube.com/TheSiblingsSitcom

Watch out for The Triple Threat Band!

Watch out for The Triple Threat Band!

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Wed Feb 4: New York, NY – Carnegie Hall / Zankel Hall (Standard Time with Michael Feinstein) Gershwin program~!!!

Sat Feb 14: Wayne, NJ – William Patterson University-Shea Center for Performing Arts ***Celebrate Valentine’s Day***

Thu Feb 19: New York, NY – Tribeca Performing Arts Center
***Highlights In Jazz 42nd Anniversary Gala***

Sun Feb 22: Newark, NJ – NJPAC Dorthaan’s Place Jazz Brunch (11am & 1pm)

Mon Feb 23: New York, NY – Rainbow Room
***featured vocalist with Andy Farber’s After Midnight Orchestra***

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SUN. FEB 8, 2015 @ 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM MUSIC MINISTRY AT UNITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE

FRI. FEB 13, 2015 @ 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM AN EVENING AT THE COPACABANA WITH MARK FERNICOLA AND THE LATIN AMERICAN ORCHESTRA AT NYY LOUNGE – SEMINOLE COCONUT CREEK CASINO

SAT. FEB. 14, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM VALENTINE’S CONCERT AT SONOMA RESTAURANT, DORAL, FL RSVP 786-615-7821. LIMITED CAPACITY.

SUN. FEB. 15, 2015 @ 9 AM &11:00 AM MUSIC MINISTRY AT UNITY ON THE BAY, MIAMI, FL

SAT FEB 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM NO MORE BROKEN HEARTS WORKSHOP ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTED BY THE HONORABLE DOROTHY BENDROSS MINDINGALL AT CHARLES R. DREW MIDDLE SCHOOL.

SUN. FEB 22, 2015 @ 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM MUSIC MINISTRY AT UNITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE

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Monday 16 February 2015 @ 7 pm
Nicki Mathis appears with Dr. Robert Hemphill, Jeanie
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A Century of Black Life, History and Culture
Performing Arts Night, A Renaissance of African Culture
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Feb 5 @ 4 p.m. EST – Carol Garrett

Feb 12 @ 4 p.m. EST – JodylynnTalevi

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WIJSF News July 2014

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Celebrating 7 years of Musical Service!

As of July 1, 2014, we have 274 members146 musicians!  Join us, today!

Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC
We know an age more vividly through its music than through its historians. ~ Rosanne Ambrose-Brown
R.I.P. Little Jimmy Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014)

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

New members: Ariane Cap (CA) and Sharon Rae North (VA)

Featured in this issue:  Bertha Hope, Peggy Duquesnel Malbron, Teja Lanise, Dr. Donna Singer, Sharon Marie Cline, Mimi Johnson, Lucretia Daniel, Catherine Russell, Julie Holtzman, and Gail Jhonson

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear WIJSF Members:
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June just whizzed by. The most fun we had, this month was Mimi Johnsondotnet’s Genius Ladies concert at Ferg’s 258 Bar & Lounge in East Point, GA. See the wonderful photos on Facebook. Also, check out Mimi’s stage play scheduled for July 9 in Roswell, GA, below.
In this issue, I would like to address supplemental income for musicians.  Besides teaching, conducting workshops, and having a day job, I would like to suggest that you consider joining my travel club as a traveler and/or as a business partner.  The one thing that most musicians have in common is that we travel.  Of course, my experience has been that promoters and presenters pay for my travel expenses. However, as I get older and less in demand for stage performances, my wanderlust does not decrease.  Our new member Lucretia Daniel was introduced to me by Lydia Harris in 2013.  Both of these ladies are dynamos and now we are a team of travel agents.  Visit my FYI TRAVEL CLUB blog for more information and join us in our quest to see the world and make a considerable income!  Be sure to see my Bucket List and do not hesitate to ask me questions.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Ladies and gentlemen, FYI, WIJSF dues come due every March 1.  I’m sure you know how difficult it is for most of us in this downturned economy.  I want to thank Lydia Harris and Peggy Duquesnel Malbron for paying their dues, last month. I encourage you to pay your dues in support of the work we do through this organization.  Just go to www.wijsf.org or www.wijsf.com/join.htm and pay online.  If you prefer to mail a check payable to Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., just let me know and I’ll email you our address. Also, we now have 273 members. With your help, we can get to 300 by the year’s end, so please invite ONE friend to join us.  Remember, they do not need to be a musicians to join us in our mission to promote women musicians, globally!

MOST IMPORTANT!symposium-womeninarts

We’re almost at 350. Let’s pump it up over the weekend! Share this petition with all your contacts, please. Thanks, Joan – http://www.change.org/petitions/women-in-jazz-south-florida-inc-hold-a-symposium-on-women-in-arts

The most important statement from a woman musician in this century!!! Téja Lanise please tell her we salute her!

The most important statement from a woman musician in this century!!! Téja Lanise please tell her we salute her!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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Karen Briggs, Robin Bramlett, Joan Cartwright, Gail Jhonson, Kim Scott, Benita Lewis, and Darlene Moreno. It was delightful to meet and hear Jazz in Pink at the Steel City Jazz Fest in Birmingham, AL, on June 7, 2014. They are dynamic on stage!

More BWIJ Award Winners

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Cellist Shana Tucker                           Bassist Teja Lanise            Filmmaker Janice Roshalle Littlejohn

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On June 22, Téja Lanise (bass) performed with Jonelle Monae at the Hollywood Bowl and STEVIE WONDER walked onstage for a surprise performance! He SANG and PLAYED! Téja declared, “It was AMAZING! I’m still in shock! It was all I could do to contain myself onstage! Of course, I cried after the show was over. I’m just SO grateful for all these amazing, unexpected blessings in the past 6 months! I could have never dreamt this!”

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Prior to being on stage with Brandy and Prince, while performing with mega-star Janelle Monae, whose group Jamanati was featured on The David Letteman Show on June 11, Téja toured with Musique Soulchild, and was a part of Amazing Musicwomen with Joan Cartwright, in 2012.

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Congratulations to Dr. Donna Singer.

Auditions are over for me with NBC The Voice.

I am very happy to say that I made it to the 4th round out of 6.

It’s been a fun, crazy, wouldn’t change it for the world ‘ride’. Thanks everyone for the love and support. Next stop, international jazz festival in Nebraska with The Doug Richards Trio, not a bad gig.

Also, Donna got hired for gig in Pompano, FL, and Jazziz Jazz Club/Restaurant in Boca Raton, FL, Entertainment Manager asked me for my press kit.

Both are great establishments in South Florida, Hooray!

Extra Extra Donna Singer has recorded a video with Doug Richards Trio. Her husband, Roy Singer wrote this song with Carole Belle. This video goes live on MTV – VH1 and BET in one week, yippee!!

Lucretia Daniel just completed a tour in California and Nevada

CD RELEASES & NEWS

Taking another trip around the world with the new CD "THIS IS WHERE I WANNA BE". In the past two weeks, the album has been played in Jakarta, Japan (along with a nice review in Japanese), Barcelona, Italy, London, Polish Radio, Brazil,  Venezuela, Australia, France... not to mention the US coast to coast, heavy in the midwest, FL, upstate NY,  northern CA and now on Honolulu radio in Hawaii! </p><br /> <p>I wish I could travel with the CD and see all of these amazing places! Putting it in my manifesting pot!  </p><br /> <p>To get your copy of the CD, go to iTunes.com, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com... or your favorite music retailer.  I'm quite proud and grateful for the positive response the CD is receiving. In Love & Music, Sharon

Sharon Marie Cline’s CD THIS IS WHERE I WANNA BE is taking a trip around the world. In the past two weeks, the album has played in Jakarta, Japan, Barcelona, Italy, London, Poland, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, France, and in the U.S. from coast to coast, with heavy airplay in the Midwest, FL, Upstate NY, Northern CA, and on Honolulu radio in Hawaii!  Sharon said, “I wish I could travel with the CD and see all of these amazing places! Putting it in my manifesting pot! I’m quite proud and grateful for the positive response the CD is receiving. In Love & Music, Sharon.”  Get your copy at iTunes.com, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com or your favorite music retailer.

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The 57th Grammy Online Entry opens from July 1-23, 2014 (First Round) for recordings released between October 1, 2013 to July 23, 2014.  We will be submitting our fourth compilation CD of 10 fabulous female composers in several categories.  If you are a voting member of The Recording Academy, we strongly suggest you vote for our CD!

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Our newest member #274 Ariane Cap is an extremely talented bassist who has partnered with a brilliant bassoonist to create some magnificent music! Click the image to get to Ariane’s website and listen to her music.

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CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FLAUTIST AND VOCALIST RAGAN WHITESIDE TO RELEASE QUANTUM DRIVE JULY 8TH Quantum Drive is the highly anticipated 3rd studio release from Jazz/Soul Flutist, Vocalist and Songwriter Ragan Whiteside. Fusing together the coolest elements of Contemporary Jazz, Classic R&B, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop, this album appeals to both musicians and music lovers alike. Collaborating with Ragan on this soulful collection 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 for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.  For tour dates and additional info, Please visit http://www.raganwhiteside.com ****************************************   _____________________________________________________________ Ragan Whiteside - Flutist, Vocalist, Songwriter cell: 914-830-8498 www.raganwhiteside.com www.facebook.com/raganwhitesidemusic www.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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIk9j2TVZVU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67jT0RLJr5s

RAGAN WHITESIDE RELEASES QUANTUM DRIVE ON JULY 8
Quantum Drive is the highly anticipated 3rd studio release from Jazz/Soul Flutist, Vocalist and Songwriter Ragan Whiteside. Fusing Contemporary Jazz, Classic R&B, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop, this album appeals to musicians and music lovers alike. Collaborating with Ragan are Bob Baldwin, Frank McComb, Althea René, and Patrice Rushen (Remind Me).  QUANTUM DRIVE unifies generations of music from the 60’s Soul Biscuit to the Dirty South’s line-dancing Work it Out to the underground club-hopping Quantum Drive. Smokey Room is for the jazz fusion-ista and Like the First Time is for lovers. 
Available on Amazon and iTunes. Get details at www.raganwhiteside.com

[Silent scream and a backflip] "Remind Me" is #1 most added on the Billboard Radio Chart for 6/30/14!!! Thank you radio family!!!!!  Listen to snippets at http://www.raganwhiteside.com/music/

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“Remind Me” is #1 most added on the Billboard Radio Chart for 6/30/14!!! Thank you radio family!!!!! Listen to snippets at http://www.raganwhiteside.com/music/

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 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!

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OoN with Ariane Cap (Bass) & Paul Hanson (Bassoon)

  • July 5 – 12: Noon to 2.00 PM – Step Up Music Vallejo Jazz Coaching and Jam lead by Ariane Cap, 51 Daniels Street @ MIRA Theater.  For info: Patricia Kutza – pkhiredhand@gmail.com
  • July 7-11: Golden Gate Bass Camp – Teaching with Rufus Reid, Megan McDeWitt, Patt Klobas, Richard Duke and others, www.goldengatebasscamps.com
  • July 10: Concerts in the Park, Tracy with Jean Fineberg’s Party Monsters featuring Tia Carroll, Lincoln Park, 5.00 PM
  • July 24: Mountain View Summer Concert Series – July 24 @ 6:00 pm
  • July 26: Fundraiser for the Clearwater Zendo in Vallejo, wiNick Philips vallejo – zencenter.org
  • August 2nd: Musically Minded Academy – OoN Bass/Bassoon Duo Ariane Cap & Paul Hanson

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Solo Piano Performance:
Friday, July 18 & Saturday, July 26
Sir Winston’s – Queen Mary
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1125 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
562-499-1657
This is a cozy listening environment and a great chance to visit and request your favorite standards!

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Sunday, August 3 @ 7 pm – 9 pm
Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740

(562) 596-2199
Advance tickets encouraged and available at: Spaghettini.tix.com

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Monday, July 21 @ 8:30 pm – JULIE’S “Ageless BDAY BASH for IFAW”
BIRTHDAY BASH for JULIE HOLTZMAN – pianist / singer / arranger
Featuring BOOTS MALESON, my fave bassist in the Universe!
Wondrously diverse program will include rare & familiar gems :
  • BACH : Italian Concerto
  • GERSHWIN: “Summertime”
  • JOBIM: ” A Felicidade” / “Happiness” ( J. Holtzman)
  • MERCER: “Dream” / “Reves ” ( French/ J.Holtzman)
  • FAURE: Apres un Reve (pour pno et bass) avec BOOTS!
  • DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune
  • J.HOLTZMAN: “Spring Fever” (Falling in love is like a hi-wired act with no net!)
  • DONALDSON: “Makin Whoopie” ( YIDDISH)
  • JULIE’S “Blues Mantra”/GERSHWIN:”The Man I Love”( Fr. & Catalan)/ Rhapsody in Blue
Songs in 5 Languages
Champagne/Wine/Cheese & Hors d’oeuvres
An intimate Venue in NYC ( address given upon Reservation)
Monday, July 21 @ 8:30 pm – JULIE’S “Ageless BDAY BASH for IFAW”
SPACE LIMITED. Reserve Early via Paypal @

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  • 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
  • Aug 16 New York, NY – Iridium
  • Sep 6 Albany, NY – Albany Riverfront Jazz Fest
  • Sep 20 Cazenovia, NY – Jazz-N-Caz at Catherine Cummings Theatre
  • Sep 28 Madison, NJ – Shanghai Jazz
  • Oct 4 Falmouth, MA – Falmouth Jazz Festival
  • Oct 5 Wellfleet, MA – Wellfleet Preservation Hall
  • Oct 11 Helena, AR – King Biscuit Blues Festival (with Jimmy Vivino & Black Italians)
  • Oct 18 Nancy, FRANCE – Nancy Jazz Pulsations
  • Dec 13 Princeton, NJ – McCarter (Berlind) Theatre (with Ladies Sing The Blues)

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SHANA TUCKER

Chamber Soul cello, vocals, guitar

  • 19 July 2014 – ST. LOUIS, MO
    Kranzberg Arts Center – 500 N Grand Blvd.
    featuring Kenya (soul/jazz)
    7:30 PM doors; 8:00 PM show
    $12; $15 door
    www.kranzbergartscenter.org
  • 20 July 2014 – CHICAGO, IL
    Uncommon Ground on Devon – 1401 Devon Ave
    w/Kenya (soul/jazz)
    7:00 PM Shana | 8:00 PM Kenya
    $20; RSVP strongly suggested
    www.uncommonground.com

MEDIA BLITZ

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7/2/2014 1:00 PM Karen Briggs Violinist
7/3/2014 4:00 PM Kim Scott Flautist
7/10/2014 4:00 PM Camille Thurman Sax
7/17/2014 4:00 PM Mimi Jones Bass
7/24/2014 4:00 PM Shirazette Tinnin Drummer
7/31/2014 4:00 PM Melissa Moonchild Stokes

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Bertha Hope talks with musicians about her husband pianist and composer Elmo Hope

 

EXTRA!  EXTRA!

Genius Cooking with The Diva & Daughter

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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 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.

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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!
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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!
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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.
Thanks,
JC
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.

THURSDAY @ 4 P.M. EST

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

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT!

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

Watch Sharon’s video:  

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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