This MUSICWOMAN blog is by Diva Joan Cartwright, Jazz/Blues vocalist, composer, producer, educator, author, and founder of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. At BlogTalkRadio, MUSICWOMAN RADIO airs one Thursday a month @ 4 p.m. EST, featuring women composers, instrumentalists, and men who support them. In 2007, Diva JC founded Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., a non-profit organization to promote women musicians, globally.
Since 2011, WIJSF has released six compilation CDs of women’s music, available at the website. These CDs feature 63 songs from 53 women composers.
The quiet but very humid summer of 2011 ended with Diva JC floating away on Carnival Freedom to the Virgin Islands with pianist Jamila Sahar from September 10-18, as guests of Blacks Over 40 and they had a great time. See all photos at www.wijsf.com/photos.htm
Upon returning, Diva JC started a new gig every Saturday night at South Florida’s newest jazz and blues club, Ciao Pasta & Grill, 1321 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park, FL from 9 p.m. to Midnight.
On our 4-year anniversary, Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. anticipated the Jazz For Peace Fundraiser with Rick DellaRatta on May 14, 2011, that raised $1,050 for our programming. See upcoming events.
Listen to the 100+ archived shows of Musicwomen Live. The brainchild of jazz/blues singer, composer, author and educator Diva Joan Cartwright, MUSICWOMAN is a phrase referring to dynamic women musicians around the world who compose and perform their own music. From July 2008 to December 2010, on her weekly Internet radio show, MUSICWOMAN LIVE! Diva JC interviewed women musicians and vocalists, featuring their original music. She also holds forums on the business of music, the healing qualities of music and the origins of jazz and blues. The archived program is sponsored by WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. founded by Joan in 2007, to document and promote women in jazz and blues.