The Women in Jazz festival returns to downtown Trenton Friday, Oct. 10 to celebrate female artistry with a stellar line-up
(Published: September 25, 2008)
The ladies will be doing it for themselves on Friday, Oct. 10 when Trenton2Nite brings an eclectic mix of seasoned and up-and coming female artists to downtown for the second annual Women in Jazz festival. The FREE one-day festival is part of the Trenton2Nite series, a monthly celebration of art, culture and music downtown, produced by the Trenton Downtown Association (TDA).
The festival lists an impressive line-up, including organist, pianist, bassist and vocalist Gloria Coleman; saxophonist Tia Fuller, who toured with R&B superstar Beyonce as part of her all-female band for 2007's "The
Beyonce Experience"; Monnette Sudler; Lynn Riley; Pam Purvis; Sue Giles; Elise Wood; Rebeca Vallejo, who fuses Flamenco and Brazilian music in her jazz interpretations; Venissa Santi, whose music blends blues, jazz and
Afro-Cuban rhythms; and trumpeter Kiku Collins, who has also toured with Beyonce and has worked with Dave Wakeling, Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, and TM Stevens.
The Bucks County Community College Chamber Jazz Ensemble and The Anointed Ezekiel Dancers, a two-time Apollo Amateur Night winning ensemble that mixes Jazz, Hip Hop, Gospel, Ballet and Modern Dance, are also scheduled to perform.
The festival will not only celebrate female artistry, but the Trenton Community Music School's 10 year anniversary. The Trenton Community Music School is the only music school in the city, and has managed to remain so, despite numerous relocations.
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