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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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Currently living in Los Angeles, Amy K. Bormet is an active pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer. The quintet from her debut album, Striking, was featured as part of the 2012 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. In 2011, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in Washington, DC, and continues to serve as executive director. In addition to her piano performances, Ms. Bormet is a prolific composer. She was commissioned to arrange her composition ?Lightning? for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Howard University's Afro Blue, which premiered on the National Mall as a part of Jazz Appreciation Month. She has been commissioned to write for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, Howard University Jazz Ensemble, and the Brad Linde Ensemble among others. Her music is featured in short films, radio dramas, and audio books. Amy is an alumna of the Kennedy Center's residency program for composer/performers, Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead, and the inaugural Mary Lou Williams Emerging Artist Workshop. She received her master's degree in jazz studies from Howard University in 2010. As a member of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble, Amy toured Japan, and performed at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater with NEA Jazz Master McCoy Tyner. www.amykbormet.com www.wijsf.org
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Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. released its 5th compilation CD of 12 fabulous female composers on January 2, 2015, featuring the original compositions of 12 members: Carolyn Wilkins - Mary Lou Sharon Rae North - The Way You Make... more

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Cilene Bosch was born in Brasil, moved to Los Angeles at 4. She moved to Nashville in 1995, where her daughter attended college. She worked in travel and hospitality, until she worked as marketing manager for Media Play a Big Box... more

Jodylynn Talevi was born in Hartford, CT on November 8. She started playing guitar at 17, with the help of my brother Mitch. She studied voice and piano, also. In the late 80's, she moved to Los Angeles to attend the Guitar Institute of... more

Carol Garrett grew up in Detroit, MI, in a musical family. She has a Master's in Education from Eastern Michigan University and taught special needs children for 28 years in Michigan and Florida. Carol became an ordained... more

Dr. Donna Singer is a graduate of the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, with formal training at Julliard. She is an international recording artist, who is an electrifying and dazzling show-stopper with a remarkable repertoire of jazz,... more

Ariane Cap was born in Innsbruck, Austria. Classical piano and recorder at 5. Conservatory of the Land Tirol, on piano and flute from 6-18. Local rock, pop, and dance bands on electric and acoustic bass. In 1996, Jazz bass and education... more

Cheryl Dyrithe Barnes is a Cleveland native living in Southern California. She is a classically trained jazz singer with remarkable depth, range and technique. Beloved around the world as a captivating live performer, Cheryl shied away... more

Anna-Lena Laurin was born in Halmstad, Malmö, Sweden. She is a composer and jazz pianist and vocalist. She was commissioned by Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Anders Bergcrantz, Richie Beirach, Swedish... more
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