Black Women In Jazz Awards Set for Friday, May 2, 2014 at Atlanta's, Rialto Center for the Arts

Dr. Ron Williamson from the CBS hit show "The Doctors" among the presenters

Online PR News – 30-January-2014 – ATLANTA, GA – This May, Atlanta, GA will be the host city to the iconic. Glamour, elegance, limousines, and Black women will be dynamically recognized for their talents, contributions, and distinguished achievement. The inaugural, Black Women In Jazz and Fine Arts Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. EST, at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth Street NW.

The list of nominees for the 2014 Black Women In Jazz and Fine Arts Awards is available online. Nominees were selected by a public advisory and represent an eclectic array of both established and rising talent. The winners will be determined through a national voting campaign which is open to the public through February 22, 2014.

The red carpet, black tie awards ceremony will feature celebrity presenters and musical performances which demonstrate the diversity of black, female artists. Jonna Johnson is the Mistress of Ceremonies.

The Fine Arts category includes the best of painting, sculpture/carving, photography, videography, multimedia, animation, dance, music, drama/acting, cinema and writing.

The Performing Arts category includes Best Black Female Clarinet Player, Best Black Female Guitarist, Best Black Female Keyboard Player/Pianist, Best Black Female Jazz Vocalist, Best Black Female Band, and 2014 Black Female "Rising Star" Jazz Artist.

Ladii TC Eckstein, Violinist JoAnna Johnson, Nina M. Nichélle, and Joyce Spencer are among the scheduled exceptional artists performing live.

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase. To reserve, visit Alternatively, individuals and groups planning to attend the awards gala may call the Rialto Center box office, (404-413-9849). To participate in the voting or for more information about the 2014 Black Women In Jazz and Fine Arts Awards, visit" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">


The Black Women In Jazz Association, was founded in 2013. It was created to assist in meeting the needs of women in jazz professionals such as vocalists, instrumentalists, composers, and producers. The non profit trade association's mission is to advance the interests and promote the talents of artists. Through networking events, education, training, seminars, workshops, award galas, features, interviews, concerts and of the like, BWIJ strives to ensure that women are honored as a vital part of the past, present, and future of jazz. BWIJ honors the contributions that black female musicians and related industries, worldwide.

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