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LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Music Festival Gala's video poster

Continuing the legacy of Cobi Narita, Wendy Oxenhorn and the JazzSpot in support of Women in Jazz Read more

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Continuing the legacy of Cobi Narita, Wendy Oxenhorn and the JazzSpot in support of Women in Jazz

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The 10th Annual LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History  Month Music and Arts  Festival is a grassroots effort produced by bassist web designer Kim Clarke.We will  be honoring the achievements of Cobi Narita, New York's Jazz Patroness extraordinaire, founder of the Universal Jazz Coalition and International Women In Jazz at The Dwyer Cultural Center on March 10 .

Please read Cobi's phenomenal bio here:

The event will be a networking opportunity and concert event which will end in a jam session.

The LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music and Arts Festival:

1.  is  an artist produced celebration of  women's creativity  in the world of Jazz and other performing and visual arts.

2. pays  homage to the great female musicians of the past as well as honors great men and women of jazz who influenced them. a resource of  performance-oriented networking opportunities to the up-and-coming women artists of all ethnicities.

4.has been a grassroots venture for 9 years existing within the normal budget of the host venue(s) primarily without guarantee.   (Brief history ,former calendar links and artists) (Festival artists' videos) (Fest flyers etc)

The Dwyer Cultural Center is located on 123rd and  St Nicholas Ave. and is a handicapped accessible venue .Please donate  to cover the cost of venue acquisition, advertising media and the musicians fees.

Jazz musicians are currently fighting for pensions and female musicians have to fight the glass ceiling as well.

It is my hope that you will see the importance of this effort and find the need to assist us in our quest to educate, honor and salute to the TDWR Women in Music during Women's History Month in this our 10th Anniversary.

 Honoring Jazz Patroness Cobi Narita, The Jazz Foundation's Wendy Oxenhorn and the former co-producers of the LADY GOT CHOPS  FESTIVAL: Lillithe Meyers and her daughter business partner Tiecha Merritt.


  • 2012 Participating Artists/Venues confirmed:

    Madame Pat Tandy's Nu Taste Ensemble @ Jazz 966 ..Mar 2
    Madame Pat Tandy's Nu Taste Ensemble @ Creole Retaurant..Mar 5
    Laura Dreyer Katie Cosco @Beanrunner Cafe, Peekskill ..Mar 10
    LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Music Fest honors Cobi Narita @
    the DWYER CULTURAL CTR with guest vocalist Baano ..Mar 10
    Deb Knapper's Pisces Birthday Jam @ the Proper Cafe with
    guest saxophonist Paula Atherton.. Mar 12
    Bathabile Mthombeni @ the Zinc Bar Mar..14
    Tazo Societies present Jam Session and Jazz Women Showcase @ Tammany Hall
    A Jazz Foundation of America Fundraiser
    featuring La Frae Sci's project and Kim Clarke/Rob Scheps
    MAGNETS!Jazz Funk Worldbeat Band with Special Guests
    Mary Wormworth and Lucianna Padmore..Mar 14
    Jane Getter Trio featuring Mike Clark @The Bar Next Door..Mar 16
    Bean Runner Honoree Valerie Capers @ Bean Runner ..Mar 17
    Christelle Durandy CinQ Tetes @ Zinc Bar ..Mar 21
    Dotti Anita Taylor, Alva Anderson Project with Jane Getter,
    Noriko Ueda and Jocelyn Pleasant ..Mar 23
    Keisha St Joan, Bertha Hope Quartet..Mar 24

    Camille Thurman Band @ Bean Runner .. Mar 24
    Nioka Workman's Fiery String Sistahs @ Dywer Cultural Center..Mar 25
    Camille Thurman Jam @ Somethin Jazz Cafe NYC..Mar 26
    Lady Cantrese @ Creole Restaurant NYC...Mar 26
    Jan Leder Trio Zinc Bar with Janice Friedman and Mimi Jones ..Mar 28
    Sumi Tonooka Qt Bean Runner ..Mar 31

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    Girl or Boyfriend: bumper sticker or festival writing pen

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    Cherub: Free Download of favorite festival artist

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    Diva or Don: T-Shirt , festival Poster + 2 tickets to the Bash @ the Nash

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