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  • 00:31

    BlancheWilliamsFlute

    in Music

    Blanche Williams was hooked on the beauty, genius, and history of jazz since her father introduced her to jazz, through music reels he brought back from overseas, while in the Air Force. On November 2, 2014, Blanche began a weekly hour-long Sunday drive to take flute lessons from Grammy Nominated Music Educator Melton Mustafa Jr. Her dedication and passion helped her become a member of the Palm Beach State College Jazz Combo, Lake Worth Campus, within a year of playing. Her stage name is Fluteity, representing the continuous flow and flexibility that jazz allows. Blanche gained notoriety as host of XM Satellite Radio show Greatness By Design in DC (2003-2010), interviewing the world's most fascinating jazz legends Sonny Rollins, George Duke, Nancy Wilson, Lalah Hathaway, and Quincy Jones. She conducted stellar panel discussions and covered historic events including front row coverage of the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. She is President of Greatness By Design LLC, specializing in team development, leadership training, and strategic planning.  She holds an Master’s in Leadership with BA in Communication Studies and is the author of How To Design Your Mind For Greatness and contributing author in Chicken Soup for the African-American Woman’s Soul, Black Girls Guide: How To Be A Sister, and Tuesday Morning Love: 52 Commentaries and Weekly Affirmations to Honor the Soul Within the Souldier. She established and convened National Black Women’s Town Hall Meetings (2008–2010), garnering a private invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House.


    www.blanchewilliams.com


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  • DoreenKetchensClarinet

    in Music

    Doreen Ketchens was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans has represented New Orleans and the United States in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South America, Russia and the United States. They have performed for four United States presidents, including Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter. The band also boasts 23 volumes of CD’s and 3 DVD’s. In addition to being a superb performer, Doreen is an outstanding educator. She performs in schools around the world, educating students of all languages, spreading the culture and music of New Orleans.


    www.doreensjazz.com


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  • Symposium on Women in Arts

    in Music

    Although this event was cancelled due to a lack of registrants, we are airing this show to discuss the reasons why we called for the Symposium on Women in the Arts. It seems that women in music do not understand the importance of unifying to address the severe marginalization of women in music in performances, music programming, and receipt of financial benefits from grants, across the nation. At www.wijsf.org, we are committed to supporting and promoting women in music, globally. We shall continue to do what we can to increase the profiles of our musical members.


     

  • 00:33

    KimJSaxnDrum

    in Music

    Kimj (Kim Jenkins) born Jan 25, 1957 in Glen Cove, Long Island to Edie and Herbie Jenkins. Both parents were feverishly Jazz and Afro-Cuban music lovers. "Early I knew I was in love with this music". At age nine my mother's brother introduced me to John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" and that was it. Kimj is a multi-instrumentalist and sings too.Over the years she has traveled here and abroad as a soloist and featured artist. Kimj lives music. "My influences are many. I listen to everyone."  My goal is to compose and arrange. I am recently at home in my studio "laying it down. Kimj resides in Fort Lauderdale. She is a member of WIJSF and her song Eternally is featured on the organization's first compilation of women composers, available at http://wijsf.com/JazzComp1.htm


    www.reverbnation.com/kimj


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  • 00:31

    WIJSFCD5

    in Music

    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 Me Feel
    Sigrun Jording - Lullabye For Mrs. Jones
    Joan Cartwright - Loneliblue 1981
    Mimi Johnson - Don't Stop Love
    Gail Jhonson - Ms. G
    Carol Garrett - Live On Purpose
    Ragan Whiteside - Funktuation
    Karen Daniels - I'm On To You
    Peggy Duquesnel Malbon - Old Friends
    Colleen Chanel - Fly Like An Angel
    laraina_c - Shed Light


    This CD is available with the other four WIJSF CDs at www.wijsf.com/compcds.htm


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    Join our 287 members in our mission to promote women musicians, globally, at www.wijsf.com/join.htm


     


     

  • 00:32

    BickleyRivera

    in Music

    Bickley Rivera has been working diligently on her new album Breaking The Mold with producer Steve Oliver and is excited that it is about to drop! With amazing guests Will Donato, Tom Schuman (Spyro Gyro), Bonny B, Andy Narell, Nelson Rivera, and more, this album will be a total game changer. Her current album Chillin' After Five focused on complete chill and relaxation. This new album is sure to spark yet another direction for steelpan, which is what Bickley has been immersed in for the last 5 years. 


    "Pan needs to travel to the corners of the world and spread sounds and melodies in different ways. Most people have heard it in either calypso styles or traditional jazz, but the instrument can carry smooth and long melodies, not just percussive progressions.  It is meant to be appreciated in many genres, and I am working to get it there."


    This CD features Moving Song composed by Joan Cartwright a/k/a Diva JC, host of Musicwoman Radio


    RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2015


    LABEL: Tropic Heat Music


    www.bickleyrivera.com


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  • 00:32

    CarolGarrett

    in Music

    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 inter-faith minister in 1999. She has composed and performed, since she was a child, in Temple, professional and community theatre as well as freelance, and now producing her second album: Live on Purpose (2015)! Her first album, Steps of Faith (1999) can be found at Amazon.com, Itunes.com, et al.  Carol is currently ranked # 34 in the world  overall and #1 for her songs Complacent and Live On Purpose for Alternative Music in United States, Florida. She is also ranked in the Indie and Christian genres. Carol is a proud member of Women in Jazz South Florida, and Kiwanis Club! Carol is featured on the compilation CD- Women in Jazz South Florida 2015. Her Dad, Sam Robbins, played with Kenny Burrell , Buddy Rich, as well as many local and International Greats. Mom, Shirley, was a singer. Sister Flo, educator and violinist, has been featured on albums with the Wynans, Aretha Franklin and others, and is featured on both of Carol's albums.


    http://cdbaby.com/cd/carolgarrett


    www.reverbnation.com/carolgarrett


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  • 00:30

    DonnaSinger

    in Music

    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, swing, and R&B. Her cool, sultry, vibrant, and playful voice has wowed audiences in intimate cafés, theaters, and concert venues. Donna has a wholesome presence that is fun, energetic and memorable. Her music is played on radio stations in the U.S. and on the Europe Jazz Network. Take the Day Off: Escape With Jazz was #20 on 2012 CMJ Jazz Charts with radio airplay on 175 stations in the U.S., Netherlands, Canada, UK, Japan, and Germany. Jazz in the Living Room is available for purchase online.  It will be released internationally in January 2014. Kiss Me Beneath The Mistletoe was #23 on the 2012 CMJ Jazz Charts. To accommodate the growing demand of followers, Donna’s CDs are available on iTunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody, GooglePlay and Amazon, in USA, UK, Germany, and Japan. Her YouTube videos have over 500,000 views. She has organized concerts in upstate New York for fundraisers for United Way, Federation for the Homeless, and St. Baldswick Day, and other concerts in NYC and at Jazz Festivals. 


    www.donna-singer.com


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  • 00:32

    ArianeCap

    in Music

    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 at Academy of Music in Vienna. In 1998, graduate student at U of Miami on scholarship. Teaching assistant at U of South Florida, Tampa, for graduate Certificate of Music. Studied with Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey, Gerald Veasley, Kai Eckhardt, and Kenny Werner. Mozartband with Viennese Philharmonic members. Celtic Rock Band Tempest. Recordings: Sippy Cups, Palmwine Boys, and Keith Olsen. Co-created Cirque du Soleil's The Tempest, Amaluna, in Montreal. Performance: guitarist Muriel Anderson and German Flamenco Stars Tierra Negra, pianist Diego Rodriguez, vocalist Daline Jones, Lara Price's Girls Got the Blues in Bay Area, Generation Esmeralda with Jimmy Goings, in Brazil, 80's Rock and game music with Raj and Zenmasters, solo originals/covers of  Bach via Jazz to African World Music and effects and looping setup. Duo with bassoonist Paul Hanson in OoN Band (Out of Nowhere). Founded Step Up Music Vallejo, teaches, co-conducts bass seminars and camps. Teaches at Berkeley Jazz School and Berkeley Jazz Workshop. Her pattern system approach, integrating music theory and ear training are in demand. Books on Bass Synergy System and 33 Creative Ensemble Practice Exercises are forthcoming. 2014 artist-in-residence for Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Composer and sound designer for games for Wolf Track Audio, Karney Music, and Sound and Somatone. www.arianecap.com, www.oonband.com, www.wijsf.org

  • 00:32

    Diva&Daughter

    in Music

    A dynamic duo, The Diva & Daughter Joan Cartwright and Mimi Johnsondotnet come together to discuss their accomplishments in 2014 and goals for 2015 and beyond.  Joan is pursuing her DBA in Business Marketing, while Mimi owns and operates an online TV network - www.mjtvnetwork.info targeting all markets globally that are interested in positive influential TV.


    www.mimijohnsondotnet.com


    www.joancartwright.com


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  • 00:29

    MochaBlueBlaze

    in Music

    Mocha Blue Blaze (Shenece Scott) was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana. She began singing in church at four.  She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, majoring in Vocal Music Education. She inspires people with thought-provoking lyrics and melody. She is active in her community, encouraging awareness of the arts and the value of artistic expression in everyday life. She performs from Atlanta, Georgia to San Francisco, California. Mocha recorded a spirited album Chocolate Rhythm, a gumbo of genres, with a jazzy favor, blues, neo-soul, pop, R&B, and reggae. Most of the songs were produced by. Christian Simeon. The rest were produced by Darren Osborn, snd co-produced by Denise Val Spohn Osborn, except one produced by Brent Latin. Mocha is the mother of three extraordinary people, a deep thinker with a quest for knowledge and a lover of life. Her song Medicine Woman has been submitted for a Grammy nomination and featured on the Women in Jazz South Florida Music Collection IV.


     


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