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San Jose! 2018 Leigh Weimers Awards now open! 

Dear friends,

In honor of Leigh Weimers – a long-standing, beloved writer for the San Jose Mercury News, whose stories welcomed the vast array of talent in the area – The Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards have been a launching pad for up-and-coming artists in various disciplines throughout the Bay Area. I was honored to be a part of the first year's recipients, and I welcome you, fellow singers, musicians, writers, artists, and arts supporters to apply!

For more information: http://weimersawards.com/

Marc Cary honors Betty Carter and Fat Tuesdays on May 4th 

Dear friends, Marc Cary pays tribute to long-standing musical influencer, the late Betty Carter. This concert puts together past musicians from Betty Carter's groups, and also places a spotlight on the future of the idiom with a group of musicians who came up in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead program. Jackie will be joining Marc Cary for a portion of this concert.

For more information: tickets.tribecapac.org/lost-jazz-shrines-celebrating-fat-tuesdays-remembering-betty-carter

 

Thank you Marc! Thank you Harlem Stage! 

Thank you to everyone who celebrated Abbey Lincoln's legacy at the Harlem Stage this past Thursday. Marc Cary put together an incredible array of artists for this night: Sameer Gupta, Reggie Workman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Edmar Colón, Trina Basu, Marika Hughes, and Randy Noel.

 

Antoinette Montague Honored at Rutgers University 

Dear friends,

Newark native Antoinette Montague is presented with the Women in Media - Newark Award for Lifetime in Music and Service in Jazz. She will be performing music with her group "The Antoinette Montague Experience”, and has invited singers Kameelah Harper and Jackie Gage to share a few selections during the evening. Band members include Danny Mixon on piano, Melisa Slocum on bass, Bobby Sanabria on drums, Lakecia Benjamin on sax, Alex Cowing on tap dancing and vocals.

For more information: eventbrite.com/e/womens-history-month-film-festival-jazz-concert-tickets-43143019934

Marc Cary presents "Mothers of the Movement" tribute to Abbey Lincoln 

Dear friends,

Please mark your calendars for an exciting concert at Harlem Stage on March 9th. Longtime Abbey Lincoln collaborator Marc Cary re-imagines the seminal Freedom Now Suite album, We Insist!, in a concert that features Terri Lyne Carrington, Reggie Workman, Sameer Gupta, Edmar Colón and special surprise guests.

For more information: harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/9/carnegie-hall-1960s-project-mothers-of-the-movement