Sunday, June 15, 2008

Interesting stuff

Today, I spoke with my friend Patrick N from Tokyo International School. He told me to go to, where I've been listening to very interesting people all day.

Now, I'm adding this rss feed to my blog with hopes of increasing the value of my posts.

Let's see what happens

Diva JC

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Please RSVP

America’s Backyard
200 West Broward Blvd. (behind Revolution Live)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Dear WIJSF Members and Guests,

You’re invited to a free party for ALL guests of WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

· Everyone gets his or her first drink FREE; then it’s 2-4-1
· 50 foot long buffet or Friday for the appetizers buffet

We may win the contest “Host with the Most”, which gives WIJSF, INC. the chance to win $100 that evening. So, bring your friends.

The buffet has three hot meals to pick from, as well as three side and desserts. WEDNESDAY is Ladies night and LADIES drink free all night from 9:00 pm on.

We also have a contest “Pick-A-Purse” in one of the purses has $500 in IT! Very Exciting for the lucky holder of that raffle ticket! Could be you. J

Please do not call Joan. Mapquest the address above.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Questions need answers. . .

June 12, 2008

Today, I was dismayed by a program at the Arscht Center for the Performing Arts entitled Jazz Roots, a Larry Rosen Series, which had one woman, Patti Austin, on the bill. Known as a pop singer for decades, Patti never was billed as a jazz singer, until recently.

My question is where are the true jazz/blues singers and instrumentalists and why are they always omitted from the program?

Also, why are black women not represented on Rosen's committee?

In addition to sending a message to the Chief of Staff and Program Director of the Arscht Center, I copied the message to Blanche Williams of the First Annual National Black Women's Town Hall Meeting, requesting that this subject be broached at the meeting on July 11, in Washington, D.C.

May 28, 2008

Q: What was it like recording Joni Mitchell's songs?

A: Before, I almost never paid attention to lyrics. I’m so bad that when I hear a song that’s sung, English is gibberish. I don’t hear it. I mean, I would have to translate it from whatever the thing is that I hear to intelligible English. Because I hear it as a sound.

Diva JC: What does this say about all the women who sang jazz before Hancock was born and migrated to the Miles Davis camp?

Your answers and comments are welcome.