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Lady Got Chops-Women's Month Jazz Festival

For Immediate Release: 2/25/03
Contact: Kim Clarke
Festival Co-producer
(718) 429-3681, (347) 8662147

The Jazz Spot is Brooklyn’s newest, coziest Jazz café which is owned by two African American women, a mother and daughter team, whose main endeavor is to keep Jazz alive. In conjunction with bassist Kim Clarke they are putting together a women’s jazz festival entitled "LADY GOT CHOPS" Women’s Month Jazz Festival for the month of March. This spectacular month of events features some of the greatest female Jazz Artists around today. The line up includes:

Bertha Hope - piano-legend and spouse of the late Elmo Hope (Mar 16-solo) (22, 29)
Rachel Z - gifted pianist recently featured with Peter Gabriel (Mar 1)
Cindy Blackman - powerhouse drummer with Lenny Kravitz (Mar 14)
Sheryl Bailey - virtuoso guitarist featured with the Richard Bona Group (Mar 7)
Jill McCarron - fiery pianist soon to release first solo CD (Mar 21)
Keisha St.Joan - charming Jazz vocalist of Brooklyn (Mar 20-lecture) (22)
Aziza Miller - exotic song stylist/pianist mentor to Alicia Keys (Mar 8)
Kit McClure - legendary big band leader saxophonist (Mar 15)
Allison Miller - captivating percussionist with Ursula Dudziak (Mar 6-drumworkshop)
Tia Fuller - whiz-kid alto saxophonist representing Jazz new breed of ladies (Mar 14)
Dinah Vero - multitalented keyboardist of Martinique (Mar 15)
Mala Waldron - mesmerizing pianist/ vocalist daughter of Mal Waldron (Mar 28)
Arlee Leonard - sparkling jazz vocalist and independent artist (Mar 13)
Bernice Brooks - (aka Boom Boom) seminal drummer/cable TV producer (Mar 21)
Debbie Kennedy - Australian bassist and member of the Diva Big Band (Mar 1, 8)
Naomi Johnson - Jazz Chanteuse (Mar 8)
Sylvia Cuenca - veteran drummer with trumpeter Clark Terry (Mar 14)
Kim Thompson - dynamic drummer protégé of Ben Riley (Mar 15)
Yvette Scott - versatile drummer (Mar 23-Jam session)
Olivia Sci - up and coming drummer (Mar 28)
Kim Clarke - fest co-producer, bassist with Joe Henderson, Defunkt, and her group MAGNETS! (Mar 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29)

This multicultural event will be held in the coziness of the Jazz Spot. The exposed brick walls, fireplace, smoke and alcohol free environment provide a perfect atmosphere in which one may enjoy the sultry sounds and exotic interpretations of these lovely ladies.
The JAZZ SPOT is located at 375 Kosciuszko Street on Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11221. Performances on Friday and Saturday are $25 at the door, $22 in advance and 5 series tickets for $100. Lectures, workshops and solo performances are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the club at (718) 453-7825 or can be ordered in advance by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Weekend concert hours are 9pm-1 am. Sunday events are 3pm-7 pm and Thursday events start at 8pm. Club closes at 12am.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Kim Clarke
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