Carol Sudhalter's 10-Piece Band Presents "Women Composers of Queens" Nov.18 at Jamaica Center for Arts
November 11, 2005
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Carol Sudhalter's 10-Piece Band Presents Women Composers of Queens" Nov.18 at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens
Queens, NY has a rich jazz tradition, but its jazz women have been less known. A concert on November 18, at 7:00 PM at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, will present works of Queens' women composer / performers from Billie Holiday to Julie Mandel. The late pianist /composer Jutta Hipp, a Blue Note recording artist, has become the subject of much research; organist Sarah McLawler, enjoying over 50 years of travel and performance, played with violinist husband Richard Otto in a wild and eclectic duo all over Queens and Long Island; pianist/vocalist/composer Emme Kemp composed the show Bubbling Brown Sugar (everyone knows the show, but how many know the composer?). These are just a few of the exceptional women of Queens whose works will be heard on Nov. 18 at the JCAL concert, where saxophonist carol Sudhalter will lead a 10-piece band featuring vocalist Myrna Lake. Arrangements for the concert are by Bostonian Ray Loring (composer for PBS' NOVA), Amherst College-based award winning composer Eric Sawyer, Queens residents Chris Rinaman and Dotti Anita Taylor, and many more. Several of the featured women composers will be in attendance. Kemp will participate as pianist and vocalist in the debut performance of her lush and outstanding First Awakenings" jazz ballet. Funding for the concert is from the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NY State Council on the Arts, administered by the Queens Council on the Arts. Tickets for the JCAL event are $10 ($7 for seniors and $5 for students). Call 718 658 7400 ext 152, or go to www.jcal.org. Sudhalter founded and has led her Astoria Jazz Band since 1986. Her latest CD, Shades of Carol", was released in Rome in October 2005 on Alfa Music and RAI Trade. For review copies write: firstname.lastname@example.org
In January of 2005 she received a 15-page profile -- one of 24 prominent musicians -- in W. Royal Stokes' Growing Up With Jazz (Oxford Univ.Press).
For Carol Sudhalter info/interviews: 718 278 5331 or http:// www.sudhalter.com