This award is presented each year by the Board of Directors to a female musician they consider
to have made a significant contribution to jazz music.
February 24, 2019
Time: 2 - 5pm
Location: A private home in Palm Springs.
Open Bar and Appetizers.
A contribution is made from the proceeds of this event to an outstanding young female musician looking to pursue a career in jazz.
A Message from Music Director Sweet Baby J'ai
The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival continues to create stories of its own – anecdotes that you’ll be able to share many years from now about women in jazz. Regarding her experience at the Festival, legendary jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur described it as, “One of the greatest moments in music. It was very magical. There is an intuitive quality that happens when women get together.”
In 2017, a collection of extraordinary musicians will descend on sunny Palm Springs for a compelling musical tapestry with delightful surprises. Female artists; singers, instrumentalists, composers and arrangers come from near and far to celebrate their contributions to jazz in all of its forms —straight ahead, contemporary, funk, blues and Latin. Making this, not only a memorable weekend for the musicians, but audiences alike, who don’t often see this kind of unique and special coming together. From multi-platinum award winning performers to rising stars, you don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind, fabulous weekend of music!
On behalf of Lucy and Gail, our Board of Directors, our wonderful staff and volunteers, committed donors, partners, sponsors, musicians, venues, and ticket buyers who support our efforts to bring women’s jazz and blues to Palm Springs -thank you and we hope to see you in our warm musical desert paradise in November!