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WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2008 - April 4-6
(Published: March 21, 2008)

WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2008
Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6, 2008
at Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City

Presented by
International Women in Jazz and
Midtown Arts Common

International Women In Jazz (www.internationalwomeninj...) and Midtown Arts Common will present their second annual jazz festival honoring super jazz legends Celia Cruz, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee (displaying their history in photographs and music), and living jazz legends Sarah McLawler, Marian McPartland, and Carline Ray (featuring the living legends in a panel discussion). The festival will include: live jazz jam with college students and other musicians, business management panel discussion, “What Is Jazz'” workshop for youth, concerts featuring dynamic bands led by women jazz musicians, and major concerts Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Festival Event Schedule
Friday, April 4 6:00-10:00 pm Reception and live jazz with Jazzberry Jam. Jazz jam session with Dona Carter Trio, college jazz musicians and others.

Saturday, April 5
9:30-11:30 am Panel Discussion: “Manager and Agent To Have or to Have Not”
Moderated by Lois Gilbert - JazzCorner.com

1:00-2:30 pm “What is Jazz'” workshop with Lauren Hooker and Bertha Hope

1:00-1:45 pm Joan Cartwright and Jazz Hotline (IWJ Band)

2:00-2:45 pm Jan Leder Quartet (IWJ Band)

3:00-3:45 pm Pauline Jean Quartet (IWJ Band)

4:00-5:30 pm Panel Discussion with Living Legends Sarah McLawler, Marian McPartland, and Carline Ray

7:00-7:45 pm Mary Foster Conklin Quartet (IWJ Band)

8:00-9:00 pm Catherine Russell and Carline Ray Quartet – Voice and Bass

9:15-10:15 pm Mayra Casales Octet – Congas, Timbales, Voice

Sunday, April 6 5:00–6:30 pmJazz Vespers with Lil Phillips Trio (IWJ Band)

7:00-7:15 pm Marian McPartland –Piano

7:15-7:30 pm Sarah McLawler – Piano, Organ

7:45-8:45 pm Myrna Lake Band – Voice

9:00-10:00 pm Akua Dixon Quartet – Cello, Voice - with special guest Steve Turre
Tickets / Suggested Donation:

Friday evening, April 4  Freewill Offering

Saturday, April 5 $20 Day Events
$25 Evening Concert

Sunday evening, April 6
Freewill offering for Jazz Vespers
$25 Evening Concert

3-Day Weekend Special
$50 for All Performances and Events

For Tickets in Advance &/Or Donations: Send check or money order payable to “International Women in Jazz” with “Women in Jazz Festival 2008 tickets” in the memo line. Include your name, phone number and specific event(s) you wish to attend. Additional donations are gladly accepted. Please send to “International Women in Jazz” P.O. Box 230015, Hollis NY 11423. Tickets will be held for you at the door. Donations received by March 15 will have your name listed as a “Sponsor” in the program. Phone 718-468-7376. International Women in Jazz and Midtown Arts Common (of which Saint Peter’s Church/Jazz Ministry is a member) are continuing their partnership and presenting this festival to recognize the achievements and significance of women jazz musicians, and to give women jazz musicians the opportunity to share their talent with other members of the jazz world.

Saint Peter’s Church (www.saintpeters.org or 212-935-2200) Lexington Avenue stop on “E” and “V” trains, 51st Street stop on the “6” train

More Information: http://internationalwomeninjazz.com

Submitted By: Lynne Mueller


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