The Many Colors of a W*O*M*A*N

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The Many Colors of a Woman, Inc. (MCW) was founded in Hartford in 1987 with the mission to research, discover, encourage, present and celebrate the vibrant expression of jazz and the contributions of women to this unparalleled, creative African-American art form.  The organization presented its first free concert in the fall of that year.  The agency emphasizes the vibrancy of women, and from the beginning has always enjoyed active participation and support of men, young adults, students and children as performers, and in other organizational/production support roles.  MCW’s key activity is to produce a jazz concert showcasing the talents of women.  Over the past 29 years, female instrumental musicians have been joined by vocalists, poets, storytellers, dancers, actors and comedians as each one demonstrates the breadth and depth of her talents.  At the center of each event is a focus on jazz.  Over the years, to expand the reach of the organization and to offer this enriching experience to a broader audience, MCW added additional days to  concert performance.  Each  performance event celebrates women and their role in the indigenous American creative art form that is jazz.  MCW has played a significant role in establishing Hartford as a hub of cultural entertainment.












Saturday, 24 September 2016      8pm  The MANY COLORS of a W*O*M*A*N  XXXVI     FREE JAZZ FESTIVAL        Unitarian Society of Hartford,                    50 Bloomfield Av Hartford, CT 06105            DIRECTIONS:  860.233-9897   NO Tickets     The longest running jazz festival celebrating jazzwomen & their music features:       NICKi MATHIS' (Ed.M) Afrikan Amerikan Jazz  New Millennium All Stars: Ricky Alfonso  trumpet, BILL ARNOLD drums, JIM DAGGS bass, Dawn Dumas voice, Melanie Dyer viola; JOANNE JAMES djimbe, Yasuyo Kimura percussions, GWEN LASTER violin, MAXINE Martin tenor/clarinet/voice, Nyshea McCauley voice, MICHELLE McFARLAND voice, DAWN McKINLEY voice, LINDA PRESGRAVE piano,  DOTTI ANITA TAYLOR flute/voice; LYNN TRACEY guitar, DEBORAH WEISZ trombone, MARK WHITECAGE alto sax, MAI LEAH MIYAZYA danse


                                                         LUCIANNA F PADMORE drums

CoSponsored by MCW, Inc. and Unitarian Society of Hartford

Funded in part by MCW, Inc., Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Supported by The Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts


Media Sponsor Inquiring News,; International Women In Jazz, Inc., Smith Wiley & Co., Leslie Manselle Arts, Sankofa Kuumba Consortium, Byron and Carla Dean, Cull Books; Listed in Chamber Music magazine Directory of Festivals, Spring issue, p. 48 (a publication of Chamber Music America); DownBeat September issue p.65; Hot House Jazz Guide, Women In Jazz South Florida, Inc.  MCW banner Courtesy Jim Fentress 

SPONSORS INVITED                    INFO:  860.231-0663, 677 -6682  


     MCW, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization

  ~Thank you for supporting our legacy, global jazz, and for sharing performance news with jazz lovers, family, friends and colleagues ~ 










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