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Jazz for Peace Mother’s Day Special

Jazz for PeaceMOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL FOR JAZZ FOR PEACE to Support women musicians ~ !!! LIMITED TIME ONLY !!!

2 for 1 Tickets for Women, Students and Seniors

May 14, 2011 at 7 – 11 p.m.

ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

“After historic concerts in Africa  and Brazil, Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace perform in Fort Lauderdale for Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.!”


Singer / Pianist / Composer Rick DellaRatta is considered by many to be one of the finest Jazz Artists performing today. He will be perform a special Benefit Concert for Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The V.I.P. Reception will be at 6 P.M. with two shows at 7 and 9 P.M. “I want to congratulate Rick and Jazz for Peace on everything they have accomplished to this point, and all the good they are sure to bring about as they continue this concert series.” ~2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and U.S. President Barack Obama

The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money for a special “mission” to Rome on June 23, 2011. Women in Jazz is an International Honor Committee member of Donne in Musica in Rome and Fiuggi, Italy. Through that affiliation, a special liaison was created between Lauderhill, FL and Fiuggi, Italy for a Sister City twinning. According to Joan Cartwright, Founder of Women in Jazz, “Mayor Richard Kaplan has been invited by Mayor Fabrizio Martini to visit Fiuggi in June and two members of Women in Jazz will be part of his delegation to discuss the twinning and a cultural exchange in 2012-2013, once the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is built. This partnership will benefit the cultural and business community in Broward County, overall.

To get your tickets at this special offer, call 954-740-3398 or email Joan at divajc47@yahoo.com to get on the WILL CALL LIST

DEADLINE TO ORDER TICKETS: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 5 p.m.

Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through contacts, articles, interviews, newsletters, events, courses, clinics, workshops, lectures, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, concerts, performances and recognition. The goal of WIJSF is to build an Archive of Women’s Music at a local library to house permanent and traveling exhibits, films, literature, recordings and sheet music, and to be a place for female musicians to gather and share their experiences with the community-at-large. For more information please visit http://wijsf.com/events/jazzforpeace.htm

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