Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through events, concerts, performances, clinics, lectures, workshops, articles, interviews, newsletters, courses, contacts, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, and recognition.
Target demographics: advocate for more opportunities for women musicians to earn income and get their music programmed.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 143 women musicians get recognized around the world
Geographic areas served: Promoting women musicians, globally!
Programs: Since 2007, it has been our goal to produce the original music of female musicians. Now, we will release our first volume of 10 songs from 10 members. This first CD is mesmerizing. You will love it. You will buy one for your friends. The music is superb and deserves accollades. Thanks to steel pan player Bickley Rivera and vocalist Joan Cartwright, this CD hallmarks three years of successful recruiting of fine musicians to Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. For more information go to www.wijsf.com/JazzComp1.htm
This organization is possibly the only one of its kind devoted to helping women musicians in jazz music. Ms Cartwright does her best to get interviews with many female musicians and singers and bring the value of their work to the public eye. We are often ignored and kept out of jobs that are quickly gobbled up by lesser male musicians. Ms Cartwright is dedicated to championing our cause to get better employment. My band was interviewed by her and I have attended a luncheon with her to discuss going to Washington DC to gain support for our cause. She is a most sincere person and very knowledgable on this subject.