Black Women In Jazz Awards Announce 2014 Presenters and Performers

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Online PR News – 10-February-2014 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta, GA--(eMediaCampaigns!) Part dazzling. Part dramatic. Part virtuosic. Part eclectic. What promises to be a brilliant, historical, and absolutely unforgettable night is only days away and shouldn't be missed

The inaugural Black Women In Jazz Awards is taking place at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA on Friday, May 2, 2014. More than 1,000 attendees and partners are expected to attend. WMPR 90.1 FM and Brown J. Realty, LLC are the presenting sponsors.

The honors and awards gala featuring Black women in jazz and fine arts kicks off Saturday morning, March 1 with a comprehensive Health and Wellness Expo before the show. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. The Black Women In Jazz Association welcomes several prominent health field professionals who will offer counsel, screenings and activities.

The Inaugural Black Women In Jazz Awards & Fine Arts Participant List:

Mistress of Ceremonies

• Jonna Johnson

Red Carpet Hosts

• Paula “G” Gilchrist

• Melinda Thompson


• Rosa Kelley Clay – (Singer)

• Nina M. Nichelle’- (Singer)

• Angelique’ Alvarez – (Singer and Dancer)

• Tamara J. Madison – (Spoken Word)

• Joyce Spencer – (Musician- Sax, Flute & Clarinet)

• Ladii Theresa “TC” Eckstein - (Singer &Vocalese)

• Joan Cartwright & Mimi Johnson – The Diva & Daughter Live – (Singers)

• Paula “G” Gilchrist – (Comedienne)

• JoAnna Johnson – (Musician-Violin)

• Venus – Black Women In Jazz (All Girl Band)

• Katrenia Jefferson – (Singer)

• Dolores "DeeJazz" Jackson (Singer, Keyboard)


• Dr. Rondrick “DR. Ron” Williamson

• Mimi Johnson

• Dr. Frita McRae Fisher

• Dr. Renee Sunday

• Melinda Thompson

• Rosa Kelley Clay

• Wanda Evers

• James E. Brown, Jr.

• Monica Hart

• Robyn Neal

Annetta Swift & Company: Dramatization

• Annetta Swift

• Reginald Swift

• Markus Allen

• Antrice Wynn

• Sherita Sutton

• Tamara Johnson

Health & Wellness Exhibitors/ Vendors

• Plastikos | Advanced Plastic Surgery Center - Dr. Julian Gordon and Dr. Susan Kolb

• Dr. Frita McRae Fisher - Midtown Nephrology. P.C.

• Dr. Renee Sunday – Anesthesiologist & Co-host of Living Day By Day TV Show

• It Works!

• Information from Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation

• American Heart Association

• Peach State Health Plan

• Graves Disease Foundation

• Concentra Urgent Care

• American Heart Association

• Compassionate Care Hospice

• AMD Healthcare

• MS Foundation

• Emory Healthcare

• Myasthenia Gravis Foundation

For more information about Black Women In Jazz Awards show including tickets, voting and sponsorships, please visit, or call 206.279.0818


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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