WAMA News - 10-20-2005

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WAMA News - 10-20-2005

Postby askmike » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:26 pm

Wammies Nomination Ballot
Ballot will be emailed within the next few days.
Have you registered your CD, yet?

WAMA Volunteers are having a Party!
Free to anyone who is interested in WAMA's events and community. Stop
by, do some
networking, have a bite to eat. Catered Food and live music by: Billy
Coulter, Cletus Kennelly,
Nancy Dougherty, Verlette Simon & Mark Sylvester & The Hot Take-Out
Band. Catering by:
Alchemy Caterers, Gail's Vegetarian Catering, and Catering by Anna St.
John.(Food donations
The Date: Saturday, 10/29/05
Time: 7:00pm
Place: 7126 Chestnut St. NW Washington DC 20012 (Takoma Park)
Plenty of street parking and it's just a couple of blocks from the
Takoma Park metro station on the Red Line.
for more info: 202-309-3508 or verlette@verlettes.com.

Workshops, Conventions, Contests

John Jennings Songwriting Workshop
As part the Artists in Residence program at Strathmore, Grammy-winning,
songwriter and performer extraordinaire, John Jennings, will be offering
a songwriting
workshop on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30pm in the Music Room at the
WAMA and SAW members who are interested should call the ticket office at
and identify themselves as a member of their particular group to receive
a ? price ticket ($5).

Two Day Vocal Jazz Workshop

with JAY CLAYTON in Baltimore
The Baltimore Jazz Alliance in conjunction with Peabody Conservatory
Jazz Department and the
Eubie Blake Center is now forming a two Day Vocal Jazz Workshop with Jay
Clayton in Baltimore
on Sat. Nov. 12th & Sun. Nov. 13th. Topics include: Singing the Jazz
Standards, Warm-ups and
Vocal Exercises, Developing a Personal Repertoire, Working with a Rhythm
Section, Improvisation
and Performance. Tuition: $250.00. Enrollment is limited to 6-8
students. Information and registration:
Marianne Matheny-Katz 410-952-5582 or M2katz@verizon.net.

Undercurrents Presents Music Business Networking Forum in Baltimore
Undercurrents, the music, art and event promotion network company, will
present the eleventh in a series
of free monthly music business networking forums during October 2005 at
various North American cities.
On Tuesday, November 8th, the networking parties begin in Baltimore. The
free Baltimore Music Business
Networking Party will be held at Mothers and will be presented by Lisa
Chaplin Suit, the Baltimore Regional
Director for Undercurrents. The topic is "Music Dollars & Sense". For
more info, http://www.umdercurrents.com/regions/maryland/BWI.html

New Emerging Songwriters Workshop
To Bring Artists Out of Their Shells

Participants will have the opportunity to work all day with other
aspiring songwriters as well as an amazing
group of local professional musicians including: Billy Coulter, Greta
Ehrig, Mike Grebb, Meghan Hayes,
Kuku, Verlette Simon, Michelle Swan, and Phillip Taylor. PLUS
Nashville's own hit songwriter Marc-Alan
Barnette www.marcalanbarnette.com
Evening concert with Marc-Alan
Barnette and Baltimore's Brian
Gundersdorf of 'We're About 9' to follow. Sponsored By The House of
Musical Traditions at 301-270-0909.

Emergenza Contest for Unsigned Bands
Billed as the largest contest ever for unsigned bands in North America.
45 US cities, 8 Canadian, and 90
European ones will be involved in the project. 5000 American bands will
be booked to play live across the
U.S. combining 1600 nights between November 05 and July 06 to showcase
them. Support slots at the
Tweeter Center (30,000 capacity venue) in Boston, free recording at the
world's top studios, songs on
nationwide/European compilations are a few of many projects that are
also available. The best musicians
will be awarded 1000,000 US$ in prizes. The best bands will tour Europe
all expenses paid and will also be
booked to play in the Vans Warped tour. Contact Erika Moore at
erika@emergenza.net or at the toll free
number: 1-888-923-2263 from 10am to 9 pm EST. All of the information and
the necessary forms can be found
at http://www.emergenza.net/document/book/iscri.asp

GPCBMA Reunion Weekend

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Music Association (BMA)
that existed in the
70s and 80s, is planning various activities in conjunction with October
Gallery's 20th Annual
Philadelphia Art Expo. On Friday, Nov. 11th, from 10:30AM to 1:00PM,
there will be a private
meeting of industry professionals. On Saturday, Nov. 12th from 10 AM-2
PM a "Business of
Music" workshop series (free of charge), and on Sunday, Nov. 13th, a
grand buffet style invitation-
only BMA Reunion Reception from 6:00- 8:30 PM. All activities will take
place at The Liacouras
Center during the exciting Art Expo. The GPCBMA Reunion committee is
looking to find all BMA
members from the '80s, current music industry professionals, and all
music people who would
be interested in attending the seminars on Saturday, November 12th. For
more info, email your
contact information to: bmareunion@comcast.net, or call (215) 545-5850
and ask for Jackie or
Bob.The GPCBMA reunion will be a special event that will stimulate the
development of a brand
new organization. The details of this powerful weekend are in process
with a small organizing group
of former GPCBMA members consisting of Bob Lott, President of the
Philadelphia Chapter, 1983 -
1987, Barbara Cox, Warren Haskins, Snookie Jones, Brenda Scarborough,
Roger Mays, Bruce Webb
and Virginia Glover.

A Showcase of the UDC Jazz Studies Program
The House That Jones Built

The University of the District of Columbia's powerhouse BIG BAND - the
UDC Jazz Ensemble - and small
ensemble jazztets under the direction of Allyn Johnson continue to
celebrate the life and music of Calvin Jones.
Jones was director of the Jazz Studies Program from 1976-2004 and a
legendary figure in the Washington, D.C.
community. Produced by the Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant
Jazz Archives, this tribute will kick
off a year of jazz at UDC and the first event in their Scholarship
Benefit Series.Tickets are $15.00 and can be
purchased in advance at the Department of Mass Media, Visual &
Performing Arts, Building 46-West, UDC Van
Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (Metro's
Red line: Van Ness-UDC), or online
at www.InstantSeats.com For more information, contact Judith Korey at
202-274-5803 or JazzAlive@udc.edu.
Location: UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM, UDC Van Ness Campus, Bldg. 46-East,
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW,
Washington, DC. 20008.

SAW Presents: The Real Scoop on Songwriting
For Movies and TV Workshop to Feature Tom Kimmel
The Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW) will present "The Real
Scoop on Songwriting For Movies and TV" on Saturday, November 5, 2005,
from 2:30pm-5:15pm at Jammin' Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180).
Cost for the workshop is $30 SAW members and $40 non-members. After the
postmark deadline date of October 21, the cost increases to $40/$50.
Checks should be made out to "Songwriters' Association of Washington"
and sent to 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, PMB106-127, Washington, DC 20016,
using the registration form that is found at the SAW website
(www.saw.org). In this workshop Tom Kimmel will share the essentials
he's learned from over twenty-five years experience in songwriting for
film and TV--including practical guidelines for submitting songs--and
workshop participants will have the opportunity to examine their own
material in that context.

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Deadline: December 15, 05. Seeks entries to its international
songwriting contest. Open to amateur and professional songwriters who
submit entries in any one of 12 categories. Prizes. $30 entry fee.
Contact: info@jlsc.com or http://www.jlsc.com

BSA Presents a Basic Recording Workshop with Ty Ford

Wed Nov 9, 7:30-9:30 pm at the Patterson Arts Center, 3134 Eastern Ave,
Baltimore, MD. In conjunction with the Creative Alliance, the BSA will
present "Basic Recording for the Singer/Songwriter with Ty Ford".
Advance registration (by Wed, Nov 2) $20, $15 for BSA, CA, and WAMA
members; late reg $25, $20 for BSA, CA, and WAMA members. Learn the
basics of how a music studio functions, or how to start up your own home
studio. Whether you aim to record songs-in-progress, a demo, or your own
CD, this workshop will answer questions about basic recording, mixing,
and mastering, analog & digital options; microphones and connection
types. Ty Ford is the principal of Ty Ford Audio (www.tyford.com), a
digital audio studio.


Fundraiser for Jimmy Nalls
There's a fundraiser on Saturday, October 22nd for
guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Nalls who has
Parkinson's disease. Performers to include: Deja Blue, Daniel Lee, Jean
Bayou, Carol Gaylor, Fire-dean
and more. The Firehouse Grill, Fairfax City, VA from 4pm - midnight.

Benefit Concert to support Sustainable Environments
October 14th, at 8pm at the Imagination Theater, 4908 Auburn Avenue,
Bethesda, MD 2O814.The benefit concert is to support Sustainable
Environments, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the
quality of life, health, and care for disadvantaged, homeless, orphaned
or disabled children worldwide through the development of renewable and
sustainable energy projects. For tickets and information please
call:301.787.7026, or Email: mail@sustainableenvironments.org, or visit
the concert website at
http://sustainableenvironments.org/sust ... oncert.htm

Grants, Awards

The National Endowment for the Arts 2005 Guide - DC
Details programs and activities the NEA supports. It also details the
guidelines and application deadlines
for the various granting programs. The free publication can be ordered
in hard copy or can be downloaded
from the website at: http://www.arts.gov/pub/index.php

Nominations being accepted for annual Mayor's Arts Awards - DC
Deadline October 21, 2005. The highest honor bestowed by the city on
members of the cultural community.
Awards will be presented at a Gala Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts in 2006.
For an application and more info visit http://dcarts.dc.gov

New Releases (new newsletter section)

New CD from Mary Sue Twohy
Songs to Hang on Stars, the new CD from Mary Sue Twohy (pronounced
TOO-ee) will release January 1, 2006
from Azalea City Recordings. This third album from the acclaimed
singer-songwriter is an eclectic mix of acoustic
folk-pop and traditional. Luminaries Jon Carroll (Mary Chapin
Carpenter), Dede Wyland, Pete and Maura Kennedy,
and Scott and Jen Smith (Naked Blue) bring instrumental virtuosity and
angelic harmonies to Mary Sue's new
compositions. For more info: www.marysuetwohy.com
Available at www.cdbaby.com .

New CD from Lincoln Ross
A song from Sonnig records' artist, Lincoln Ross, October 5th CD release
was selected by ABC 7 News Producers for their upcoming news magazine
show on October 7th. His song, "Come to Washington", was chosen to lead
off the new series "Metropolitan Rdition". For more information see:

Local Notes

Ron Holloway Touring with Susan Tedesch
First stop is Irving Plaza in New York City. Ron will be out until the
middle of November.
Click for Susan's tour dates. http://www.susantedeschi.com/
Ron Holloway - http://www.ronholloway.com

Mike Schreibman and Maria Villafana have formed Vintage New Era to
concert memorabilia. The first project is a set of four notecards
featuring posters from
Schreibman's concert producing days, all designed by local artists. The
cards can be seen at

The Art of the DC Music Scene is an exhibit of concert posters from the
Washington area,
curated by Nick Spencer a professor in the Communication Design
Program. Show ends Oct. 26,
2005. Exhibit hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm. Contact the
gallery for more information, 703-845-6239.
Tyler Gallery in the Tyler Building, Room 270 at Northern Virginia
Community College, Alexandria Campus.
3001 North Beauregard Street Alexandria VA .
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