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Sherry Pruitt was born in Beaumont, TX, into a devoutly religious family of ministers and gospel musicians. A Blues Diva, Sherry made her musical debut in church at six with a solo of 'His Eyes are on the Sparrow. She continued singing... more

Rita Graham's career was jump-started, when Ray Charles produced an album of lush standards for her, ‘Rita Graham Vibrations'(TRC-1507). This album is the only major project that Ray Charles, personally, produced for a... more

This Friday, May 2, 2014, in Atlanta, GA, the Inaugural Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards will take place in Atlanta, GA. Today's episode will feature some of the women who were nominated for awards and who will perform at the... more

Carolyn Wilkins is a Professor of Ensembles at Berklee College of Music and author of They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and Women Who Inspired Her and Damn Near White: An African American Family's Rise from Slavery to... more

Ellen Seeling is a trumpeter, bandleader, educator, and recording artist with 35 albums, three multi-platinum with Chic and Sister Sledge. The first woman to earn a degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana U, the Milwaukee native moved to... more

SPECIAL PROGRAM with Sha Battle, Founder of Black Women in Jazz On Friday, May 2, 2014, this black tie event will feature a night of glamour and elegance, showcasing the immense talents of Black women. Our mission is to... more

Debbie Poryes was born in Santa Monica, CA. She began playing piano at five, practicing everything from Chopin to show tunes. Fascinated with musical theory and structure, she played jazz standards, composing, and improvising. She... more

Akua Dixon is a New Yorker. She attended School of Performing Arts, studied cello with Benar Heifetz at Manhattan School of Music, and composition with Rudolf Schramm. She performed with Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Bob Hope,... more

Jessica Jones was born on February 17, in San Rafael, CA. She plays tenor saxophonist and piano and worked with Joseph Jarman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, and Peter Apfelbaum and with a variety of Haitian, Caribbean, and... more

Nika Rejto is a musical visionary, a master performer, equally comfortable with classical fugues, including her own compositions, jazz standards, ballads explored in fascinating new ways, and even Latin music that makes it impossible to... more
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