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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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!
More BWIJ Award Winners
Cellist Shana Tucker Bassist Teja Lanise Filmmaker Janice Roshalle Littlejohn
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
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