Board of Directors
Jacqueline Lennon, President
Gwen Kelley, Vice President
Nadine Sapia, Board Secretary
Steve Kurtz, Treasurer
Sheila Anderson
Bertha Hope
Kathy Oliger

Advisory Board
Nobuko Cobi Narita, Pres. Emeritus
Antoinette Montague, Chairperson
Gail Boyd
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Nat Hentoff
Emme Kemp
Dorthaan Kirk
Rev. Dale Lind
Martin Mueller


February 2017

Dear Friends of International Women in Jazz:

April 2017 is “Jazz Appreciation Month.” We are happy to announce that International Women in Jazz (IWJ) is presenting its annual Women in Jazz Festival for 2017. IWJ will recognize and pay tribute to the achievements of women jazz musician sharing their talents with the community while promoting Jazz awareness to people of all ages.

Our all-day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1 pm – 9:00 pm, at Saint Peter’s Church – The Jazz Church – E. 54th Street & Lexington Ave,NYC.Our headliners are the Arbors Records dynamic duo Becky Kilgore and Nicki Parrott. Our. IWJ Honoree is Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s First Lady of Jazz. Enjoy our amazing cast of performers, jam sessions, seminars, exhibits and other family festivities. Tickets on sale at

An appeal for your support is necessary to further our efforts. If you are a previous donor, we appreciate your continued support.

Please support our IWJ Women in Jazz Festival 2016 in the following ways:

  • Give a donation to our Women in Jazz Festival by mail or PayPal via our website
  • Place an ad in our program which would reach hundreds of people attending
    our Festival. Your name/logo will also be prominently placed on our promotional
  • Submit In-kind donations

All levels of contributions are appreciated and are tax deductible. Please complete the attached sponsorship and ad form; also available on our website.

We hope you will join us and support our Women in Jazz Festival 2017 celebration on April 29.

Jacqueline Lennon, President
International Women in Jazz


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