Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jazz In Pink


Haven't heard of them? Jazz In Pink http://www.jazzinpink.com/

These ladies have paid their dues and are starting to make bubble bath fragrant waves on the international Jazz scene.  According to my favorite alternative San Diego African American newspaper "The San Diego Monitor" published by hair care entrepreneur Willie Morrow, the group's unifying idea (positive women role models performing to empower/inspire young women to play jazz) evolved on a Smooth Jazz tour. Word got out that major women jazz musicians were forming an ensemble and the total number of players reached ten under new manager T-Rose 1.

The present core group led by pianist/keyboardist Gail Johnson http://gailjhonson.com/cms/
consists of Karen Briggs/violin, Althea Rene/flute, Mariea Antoinette/harp with band members Darlene Moreno, Robin Bramlett, Danielle "Pockett" Brown/drums, Isha Love, Keys. (Additional musicians are Benita Lewis/drums, Lynn Keller /Bass, Estaire Godine/percussion, Lori Jenaire/vocals, Lisa Deveaux/vocals, Tamina Khyra-joi/vocals, Noriko Olling/keys, and Kat Dyson guitar with several additional guest female artists who sit in. Edgy, serious yet progressive with a quirky flavah these women are making music around the world.

Karen Briggs and Gail Jhonson of Jazz in Pink do "Gangsters Paradise" @ Spagettini's

San Diegans and tourists in the area can see Jazz In Pink live at the Market Creek Amphitheater. Market Creek's new Summer concert series Jazz At The Creek from 3:00PM to 6:00PM is quckly becoming one of the areas stellar events. For tickets:http://mandaterecords.ticketleap.com/jazz-at-the-creek/dates/Aug-11-2012_at_0300PM Doors open at 2:00PM.


Jazz In Pink will take the stage this Saturday June 11th at the 310 Euclid Avenue arena--right off the trolley stop for those who don't want to drive in the upcoming weekend heat.


1. Willie Morrow, The San Diego Monitor: News and Business Journal. Vol. 29 No.30 July 27, 2012,  Pg. 16.

(UPDATE: I was not able to attend that evening, however, a week or so later I was at a community meeting at the Jacobs Center in Southeast San Diego; they provide programs, etc. for the Market Creek space.  A source stated that the Jazz in Pink concert's capacity crowd felt that it was exciting as well as uplifting. )

Feelin' the flow,
Delores Fisher

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