Thanks for our new logo design by Kristina Lacayo of the University of Miami referred by member Ellen Sue Burton of DUO Magazine.

We have 140 members: 62 musicians
6 students, 25 men.

Thanks to our board members for their continued support.

Why not refer your friends for membership? Simply suggest that they support women musicians!


We send light and love to all those effected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Also, a quake shook buildings from Burma to Bangkok, where one of our members, Jus' Cynthia is performing. She is alright and we send her an extra dose of love for her continued safety. 



Vendors - May 14

$125 (includes $35 ticket)


Congratulations to our 50 VIP TICKET holders. Get $35 advanced tickets for our fundraiser! Tickets will be $45 at the door.

Tickets for May 14, 2011

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April is Women's Health Care Month

Spring is in the air and we continue to move forward with projects that promote women musicians, globally. 

Good health includes good music. When I'm not feeling well, I drink water, take a walk to oxygenate and listen to some good music. That's why we're here to make sure that the music of women gets heard and appreciated. Our mission remains the same - to promote women musicians, globally! Welcome to new members: Yvette Norwood, Natasha Wilson and Laura Petrella (WECAI winner)

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Appreciate Jazz by attending a jazz concert or event! Learn more at

Meet us at Sunday Jazz Brunch at Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale on April 3 and May 1 to promote fundraiser Jazz For Peace

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Click to enlarge flier for April 9 fundraiser to benefit LIGHTHOUSE in Fort Lauderdale 

This month our member LENORE RAPHAEL will perform a special concert on Wednesday, APRIL 13, 2011 @ 7 p.m. at the Steinway Gallery, 4104 Ponce de Leon Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146 (305-774-9878). 

I will be attending. If you are interested in car pooling, please let me know.

See Jazzonian Summit on April 16!


WECAI founder Heidi Richards is featuring our musical members in the April edition of her online magazine. Be sure to see the article at Two WECAI members have requested bulk orders of our compilation CD with 10 fabulous female composers, to distribute complimentary to their clients. This is an opportunity for us to raise funds for business expenses and our EuroTour. If you know of any businesses that may be interested in doing this, please have them contact me at They get a deep discount on order of 100 or more with their company's name imprinted on the CD and cover, stating, "Compliments of ABC Company". 

Our fundraiser on May 14, with Rick DellaRatta of Jazz For Peace will be held at ArtServe. The VIP list is full and regular- priced tickets are on sale for $35. We would like to have two shows. This depends on how many tickets are sold by April 30, at which time we'll decide to have one or two shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. WE NEED THE HELP OF ALL MEMBERS TO SELL TICKETS. The proceeds from our CD and ticket sales will go towards our tour.

Who will meet me at SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch at Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale to distribute fliers for our May 14 Jazz For Peace Fundraiser on Sunday April 2 and May 1???

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South Florida Jazz Summit

The Jazz Industry Comes Together
Committed to Empowering Jazz!

SFJS will benefit JAZZONIAN educational cultural arts initiatives. Join us for all-day Summit
Saturday, April 16, 2011
ArtServe in Fort  Lauderdale, FL


SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

Fundraiser with Rick DellaRatta
to benefit WIJSF, INC.


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Get your tickets, today.

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011 @ 6 p.m.

Fundraiser with Rick DellaRatta
to benefit WIJSF, INC.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Get advanced tickets, today.


Besides increasing our membership of musicians and supporters, we continue to submit grant applications for performance funding. In January, we presented COMMUNITY MUSICWOMEN at four senior centers in Miami Beach, through a grant from Miami Beach Gala Grants.

EUROTOUR June, 2011

The Mayor of Fiuggi, Italy has invited a delegation of municipal officers and businesses from the City of Lauderhill to visit his City to discuss twinning. Time is of the essence to raise funds to purchase at least two airline tickets for WIJSF representatives.

We continue to work on raising funds for air fare and hotel for our EuroTour in June-July 2011. We're offering a great opportunity to one or more corporate underwriters, looking for visibility in Europe for their business. We will take a banner with us with our logo and the logos of our underwriters who provide us with a tax-deductible contribution of $10k-$100,000 for travel expense funding.


Every time we are on stage, radio, television or reviewed in a newspaper, our underwriters will be mentioned and the banner will be displayed. A corporation could not purchase international advertisement of this grandeur for less than the sponsorship we are seeking.

The return on this investment cannot be determined, since the publicity needs of corporations interested in underwriting this venture are not known at this time. However, this should be considered a huge opportunity for any corporation looking to get their branding into international business circles.

Thank you,

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

WIJSF CRUISE November 11-14, 2011

Joan Cartwright, Executive Director
Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.
2801 S. Oakland Forest Drive #103, Oakland Park, FL 33309
954-740-3398 | 



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