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.
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:
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.
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!
The most important statement from a woman musician in this century!!! Téja Lanise please tell her we salute her!
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!
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!”
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.
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
Sharon Marie Cline’s CDTHIS 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.
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!
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.
This is the real cover without Joan’s edit
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/
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!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Peggy Duquesnel Contemporary Band
Sunday, August 3 @ 7 pm – 9 pm Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club