We have 150 members: 68 musicians,
8 students, 26 men. Welcome our newest members: Jackie Rodriguez, Caryn Danzy and Susan Warmington. Thanks to our board members for their continued support. Refer your friends for membership? Simply suggest that they support women musicians! Members, pay current dues!


Pianist Walter Bland Sept 9 Interview 

WHO ARE YOU?

UPCOMING EVENTS

Where is Rick DellaRatta, now?

WEATHER

Thunder, lightening and lost of rain in Florida. Hurricane Irene caused flooding throughout the Northeast, while temperatures soared to over 105 in Texas.

The Girls in the Band

AMAZING MUSICWOMEN

JAZZWOMEN DIRECTORY

NEWSLETTERS 2011

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
She's in Miami!

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WHO ARE YOU?

  • ATTENTION ALL MUSICIANS!!!
  • GOT HEALTH INSURANCE?
  • GOT A PENSION?

Melody Cole says, "Join the American Federation of Musicians and start your retirement account, today! In only five years you will be vested in a fund that pays out the highest return in the land." Read these pages from the Musician's Union Handbook

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Need more info? Email Melody

South Florida Musicians Association - Local 655
American Federation of Musicians
404 SE 15 Street (Rear)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-527-4458 or 888-655-gigs
Fax: 954-467-1011
Office: info@afm655.org
Executive Board: board@afm655.org
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Friday by appointment

WHO ARE YOU?

September is Classical Music Month and Jazz is American Classical Music!

The most pressing news in August was the devastation of Hurricane Irene that ripped up the Eastern Coast of the United States leaving 11 dead and thousands homeless. We send our light and love to the families of the victims of this storm.  Here, in South Florida, we are grateful to have been spared the fury of Irene, however, The Bahamas suffered greatly, although no lives were lost.

Musically, it's been a quiet summer.  Most clubs have closed with only one or two still offering a healthy menu of jazz and blues.  There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. A new jazz club is preparing for its grand opening on Thursday, September 22. The owner of Ciao Pasta & Grill, Brian Harris will feature Blues and Jazz at the Blue Velvet Lounge, beginning September 23, when Bluuz Mama Juanita Dixon will bring her blues, every Friday night, and Diva Joan Cartwright will be swinging jazz on Saturdays, starting September 24. We're looking forward to a long and fruitful season. So, get all your friends together and plan to join Juanita and me, every Friday and Saturday.  See the flier below for address and click the link above for the menu that promises to please your palate!

There are a couple of new blogs you may find informative.  Go to the links and, if you're a member of WordPress, you can leave your comments.

On September 9 @ 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST, Joan Cartwright will interview pianist and composer Walter Bland on a new Internet radio show, The Arts Reporter.  Bland is a talented musician whose work speaks for itself. Be sure to tune in online  or call in to listen at 858-769-4949. Hit #1 to speak to the host and guest on BlogTalkRadio.

FUNDRAISING

We need your continued support. Please pay your current dues!

Our member Caryn Danzy from Bayshore, Long Island has organized a site to help us raise funds. Click on the banner below and see if you see something that interests you..

Our first compilation CD is still available. Why not consider purchasing 10 or more at a reduced price for Holiday Gifts? 

If you're interested, send an email to info@wijsf.org with the number of CDs you would like to order and you will receive payment instructions.

The WIJSF CRUISE departs on November 11 from Miami, Florida. Registration is open until October 24. For more information visit the website www.wijsfcruise.com proceeds from this cruise will benefit WIJSF.

 

 

2011-2012 BOARD MEMBERS

UPCOMING EVENTS


Cruise contact: M. Naylor cruise@blacksover40.org
Details http://www.blacksover40.org/cruise.html

South Florida Jazz Summit

JAZZONIAN announces the groundbreaking event for the establishment of the Young Jazz Leaders Scholarship Fund. The event will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011, commencing at 12:30 p.m. at The Bienes Center for the Arts located at St. Thomas Aquinas High School,  2801 S.W. 12th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Early-Bird admission is $15; Advance Admission is $25, and General Admission is $35. All proceeds will benefit Young Jazz Leaders Scholarship Fund and JAZZONIAN educational cultural arts community outreach initiatives. Go to www.JAZZONIAN.org and click to register to attend this event. For additional information, call 305-298-2380. Jazz Museum of Florida, Inc (dba Jazzonian and South Florida Jazz Summit) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Thanks to Marika Guyton of AboutU4U, Inc. for organizing our cruise.


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WIJSF CRUISE November 11-14, 2011

M E D I A   B L I T Z

Friday September Sep 02 @ 8 p.m. EST
Living In Color with Diva Joan Cartwright

Kick back and enjoy Diva Joan Cartwright and her beautiful voice. This Jazzy Diva brings high energy music for the soul and a whole lot more with Host Steph Jordan on

 

GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN IN JAZZ!

THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS - PENSION PLAN

It's our joy to share the gift of music with others. However, we may overlook the need to care for ourselves or feel inadequate in this activity because we donít have ďregularĒ jobs. Maybe we have no idea where to begin. What Iím referring to is a pension for our retirement years. Few musicians have a 401K package and that is even unreliable, in todayís financial environment.

The American Federation of Musicians offers an opportunity with a retirement and pension package that is in the top 1% in the country. With contributions of up to 15% of their earnings, musicians get vested in only five (5) years!

Learn about the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) - Local 655 online at www.afm655.com and explore this great opportunity. Women live longer and we must prepare for our later years, in a deliberate manner.

I just reinstated my membership. A representative of Local AFM 655 will meet with us to share the benefits of membership. Letís take advantage this, now! Iím on the 5-year plan! ~ Melody Cole - 954-829-6009 - melocole1@aol.com

 

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Our membership is increasing steadily as we to submit grant proposals for funding.  COMMUNITY MUSICWOMEN performed at four senior centers in Miami Beach, through a grant from Miami Beach Gala Grants.

"Keep your dream close to your heart!" ~ Diva JC

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