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11 students, 37 men and three venues welcome newest members: Sallie Burks Finlayson, Gerri Washington, Leander C. Gray, Janet Ryder and Harald Neuweg. Our members are from five countries: U.S., Angola, Holland, Sweden and Italy. Thanks to our board members for their continued support. Refer your friends for membership? Simply suggest that they support women musicians! Members, pay current dues!

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Amazing Musicwomen - March 31, 2012

Welcome Venue Members

AMAZING MUSICWOMEN

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Tuesday, April 3 @ 6 p.m.
Interview with Jackie Lennon
President, Int'l Women in Jazz

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Where is Rick DellaRatta, now?

WEATHER

It's April 1 and it's 78 degrees!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT


Congratulations to Mimi Johnson for making her theatrical debut in Atlanta in "They Rose Above It All" written by VJ Washington. The show will run, again, in April, in Atlanta. Listen to our interview with VJ on March 9, 2012

The Diva and Daughter Experience

DUO Magazine's February 2012 Newsletter - SuiteDreamInc.com - Speaking Hands Organization

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  • ATTENTION ALL MUSICIANS!!!

  • GOT HEALTH INSURANCE?

  • GOT A PENSION?

Melody Cole says, "Join the American Federation of Musicians and start your retirement account, today! In only five years you will be vested in a fund that pays out the highest return in the land." Read these pages from the Musician's Union Handbook

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Need more info? Email Melody

South Florida Musicians Asso - Local 655
American Federation of Musicians
404 SE 15 Street (Rear)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-527-4458 or 888-655-gigs
Fax: 954-467-1011
Office: info@afm655.org
Executive Board: board@afm655.org
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Friday by appointment

Tues., March 27, 2012 @ 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Diva JC interviews Harald of Satchmo

Call in number (858) 769-4949

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April is Jazz History and National Abuse Prevention Month

This may look like a personal plug but it's not!  The  mission of promoting women musicians will be well served by the publication of my paper "Conscious Inclusion of Women Musicians" that was accepted to be published and presented at the British & American Studies (BAS) 2012 Conference May 17-19, 2012, in Timisoara, Romania. As a Doctoral candidate at Northcentral University, in my first year, being published in a foreign country can lead to greater things for WIJSF and for me! You may donate to my travel fund here: www.usaprojects.org/user/joancartwright7165

It's our 5th Anniversary Year!!!

Who wants to join me at Michele's Restaurant for an anniversary dinner before I go to Europe or when I return?  Email me and let's set a date.

Our new series Jazz @ MCC at the Midtown Commerce Center, 1033 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, owned by Founding Member Sheryl Dickey, begins Saturday, April 21, 2012, tickets are $30/$35 at www.jazz-mcc-series.eventbrite.com. 

MANY THANKS TO OUR ADVERTISERS!

See the EVENTS page as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! 

FABULOUS MUSICWOMEN

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Sharon Marie Cline is coming to South Florida to perform on April 20 and 27 at the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Click the photo and listen to her interview by Diva JC and Mimi Johnson

WIJSF Secretary Mimi Johnson is on a roll! She graduated with her Associate Degree from Kaplan U. in Miami on March 10, and wowed audiences at the Miami Shores Country Club, Playwrite @ Gulfstream in Hallandale, and SPEAK in Miami!  Not only is she about to perform in "They Rose Above It All" for the second run, but she's starting her own TV show The Arts Reporter on WAEN in May! And to top that off, she just received the Extraordinary Entrepreneur Award 2012 from the PD Flanagan Student Ministries, in Atlanta, GA!

THE LENNON AWARDS  -  KJ Denhert's song "Choose Your Weapon" is a Grand Prize Winner and will compete in a head-to-head online voting battle to become the Lennon Awards Winner in the World category! 

The song that receives the highest number of votes in its category will be declared the LENNON AWARD WINNER for that category!

VOTE FOR CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON IN THE WORLD CATEGORY: Please click here http://www.jlsc.com/

On the home page click the box that says:
Lennon Awards
GOING ON NOW
Vote for your favorite



Follow the prompts, you will be asked to enter your birthday and email address and Sonic Bids will send you a confirmation e mail. You'll have to use the confirmation email to click again and actually vote. You can vote once a day.

Pianist - Composer - Educator

JoAnne Brackeen

 

In 1983, JoAnne Brackeen recorded with Freddie Hubbard and the Kool Jazz All-Stars on Atlantic Records, in Manhattan. My song "Sweet Return" became the title tune. I must say that JoAnne's scoring of my tune was just phenomenal. She is by far one of the most amazing Jazzwomen I've ever encountered. ~ JOAN CARTWRIGHT

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"
sharing the greatness of Billie Holiday's life and her music.

Boca Raton Theatre Guild
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park 301 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
(561)948-2601

Tickets: $18
8:00 pm - Friday, April 27th
2:00 pm - Saturday, April 28th
8:00 pm - Saturday, April 28th
2:00 pm - Sunday, April 29th

Personnel:
Paulette Dozier
Mel Dancy
Howard Moss

Volume I and II are now available.

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FUNDRAISING

We need your continued support. Please pay your current dues!

Our member Caryn Danzy from Bayshore, Long Island has organized a site to help us raise funds. Click on the banner below and see if you see something that interests you.

2011-2012 BOARD MEMBERS

UPCOMING EVENTS

M E D I A   B L I T Z

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 @ 4 - 4:30 p.m., Diva JC and Mimi Johnson interview Kathie DeShaw, Founder and Executive Director of United States Artists

 

Why do artists need USA?

Jobs vs. art.

National research commissioned between 2000 and 2003 validated what many already knew: That most artists working in their chosen fields just couldn't sustain themselves financially that they needed jobs in restaurants, schools, stores just to make ends meet, leaving little time to create the great works of which they are capable. They needed proper places to work and live and reasonably-priced health insurance. In other words, funding. To join as an artist or supporter, visit this website - www.unitedstatesartists.org 

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WHAT WE DO: [See HERSTORY and JAZZWOMEN DIRECTORY]

Our membership is increasing steadily as we submit grant proposals for funding.  COMMUNITY MUSICWOMEN performed at four senior centers in Miami Beach, through a grant from Miami Beach Gala Grants and COMMUNITY COMPOSERS presented FROM BEBOP TO DOO WOP TO HIP HOP  in January, 2012!  See Photo Gallery

"Keep your dream close to your heart!" ~ Diva JC

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