A note from the International Women In Jazz:
April is Jazz Appreciation Month." We are happy to announce that the International Women in Jazz is producing the Women in Jazz Festival 2010. IWJ will recognize and pay tribute to the achievements and significance of women Jazz musicians and give them the opportunity to share their talent with other members of the Jazz world.
Our Festival will be held on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, at Saint Peter's Church - The Jazz Church - 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. Celebrate with us and attend seminars, exhibits, and concerts by renowned Jazz artists. It will be a memorable Jazz experience.
This year we will honor three amazing women in Jazz. The great Robin Bell Stevens, President and CEO of Jazzmobile, the vivacious musician/historian Emme Kemp, and honor Centennial of the beloved Mary Lou Williams.
We need for your support in our endeavors and to help us continue our efforts to foster the achievements of women in Jazz and to share them with the community at large, and to make this a great festival. How can you help? Here are some great ways. Get in touch through our website. All Jazz Societies, churches with Jazz Vespers Services, Colleges and Universities are encouraged to come out and join forces with our community. Let us know if your group will be supporting this amazing event. Together we can grow and encourage the art and survival of Jazz and the women who keep help this music alive. Become a new or renewing member. All artists and patrons of the arts are welcome.
The annual fee is $35.00.
Volunteer for our festival.
Grant writers and sponsors are needed to help generate financial resources Place an ad in our program that would reach hundreds of people attending our Festival.
Rent a vendors table to sell and display merchandise.
Give a donation. All levels are appreciated. ($10 boosters - beyond) Advertising and donor forms are attached. (This is a special year, don't miss out on the visibility).
Contributions are tax deductible.
Ideas on how we can grow and your willingness to help execute a great idea.
(Note) Though the artist submission process for our members is swiftly approaching (Feb 4, 2010). All current members and new members may submit a bio and cd for consideration to our anonymous listening/screening process. Submit membership fee, and your materials to the po box below.
Thank you in advance for your spirit of encouragement and generosity.
Great health, joy and music,
Dotti Anita Taylor, President
Antoinette Montague, Vice President
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