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MUSICWOMAN with host Diva Joan Cartwright (Diva JC), features women who compose and perform their own music and men who support them. Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC Call in on 714-364-4714, hit #1 to talk to host.

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Lynette Washington is a native New Yorker. She sings in several languages. Her style is rooted in the jazz, R&B, and gospel. Lynette began singing in Russian nightclubs in New York and Europe. She recorded on GRP releases of jazz trumpeter Tom Browne and with her own R&B/Dance group Touché on Emergency Records. She worked with Aretha Franklin, U2, and Peter Gabriel and was featured in New Voices of Freedom in U2's Rattle & Hum, BBC's One World, One Voice, and Lenny Kravitz's "Give Peace A Chance" on Virgin Records. Lynette recorded radio commercials and appeared in national TV commercials for Roy Rogers, Mercedes Benz, Boy's Town, Nescafe and Pizza Hut. She appeared with drummers Buddy Williams and Anton Fig, saxophonists Clifford Jordan and Gerry Niewood and bassists Alex Blake and Cameron Brown. Her appearances include Creole, The River Room, Sweet Rhythm, Azalea, Opa, and Lenox Lounge. In 1999, Lynette completed her first solo project entitled Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa (1999)) featuring Chuck Mangione's reedman Gerry Niewood. Her second project, Smoky Dawn (2003) with Gold/Platinum Award winning producer, pianist Dennis Bell to release a double CD LIVE! at Harlem's Kennedy Center. www.lynettewashingtonmusic.com www.wijsf.org
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Peggy Duquesnel is an accomplished pianist, vocalist and composer with over 25 years of professional experience. She has performed and recorded with such notables as Alan Broadbent, Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick, Jeff Lorber,... more

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