Jul 3, 2018

Bunny Beck, Jazz Pianist

How many female jazz pianists/composers/recording artists can you name? Well, you're about to meet one. Bunny Beck was originally trained as a classical pianist, but jazz became her passion. She was able to study with the likes of Lee Evans, Fernando Hernandez and legend Harold Mabern. Her composing began primarily with jazz tunes and ballads. In 2010 PARMA Recordings released her cd "Sound Tapestries." It was followed 4 years later by "From the Spirit" featuring the Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble. Bunny shares her passion and love for making music.

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May 29, 2018

Gizel Jimenez, Triple Threat

Growing up, Gizel Jimenez had no idea she would wind up a successful and celebrated actress.  Painfully shy, she couldn't imagine performing in front of a live audience, much less making it a career.  But that all changed after Gizel got her BFA at the University of Florida's New World School of the Arts.  She never looked back - and has worked ever since. Her credits include: Olivia, the teenager estranged from her mother, an undocumented immigrant in the acclaimed Off-Broadway show, 'Miss You Like Hell.'  Gizel played the Mistress in 'Evita' and Rosalia in a National tour of 'West Side Story.'  Regional Theater includes roles in 'Oklahoma,' 'In The Heights.'  She's also appeared on HBO's 'Divorce,' 'Law & Order SVU,' and 'The Tale of Two Jimmy Chins.'   This is an open, honest, emotional conversation with one helluva creative woman.

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Apr 24, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer, Author and Dramatist

You're about to meet yet another accomplished, creative female powerhouse. Deborah Grace Winer is an: author, dramatist, historian and producer. And...she's also a leading expert on the American Songbook and Musical Theater. Her shows have celebrated such icons as Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. As you'll hear, Deborah's career is a rich and varied one.

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Mar 13, 2018

Melissa Salguero, Music Educator

It's both an honor and pleasure to introduce Melissa Salguero: teacher, musician, role model, mentor and...2018 Grammy Music Educator Award winner! She joined the faculty of P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake elementary school in New York's South Bronx neighborhood in 2010. In the years since, Melissa has built its music program from the ground up, raising more than $160,000, including the $50,000 she received on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Melissa combines science and musical concepts by transforming her classroom into a Mad Scientist lab. You're about to listen to one uplifting, inspiring, feel good conversation.

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Feb 20, 2018

Jenifer Foote, Broadway Actress

Jenifer Foote's resume in a word? Wow! She's a New York City-based actress, dancer, choreographer/associate director and teacher. Jenifer's Broadway credits include: "Hello Dolly!," "She Loves Me," "Holiday Inn," "On The Twentieth Century," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "Follies," "Rock of Ages," "A Chorus Line" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Jenifer's also taught master classes in vocal performance, scene study and dance. You'll want to meet this creative woman, whose passion for her work is contagious!

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Jan 2, 2018

Rhonda Ross, Singer/Actress

Singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, Rhonda Ross Kendrick is a force to be reckoned with. Her parents are music industry icons. Mom is Diana Ross; dad is Motown founder and hit maker Berry Gordy. The oldest of Diana's 5 children, Rhonda's maternal half-sister is actress Tracee Ellis Ross. So...put your 'to do' list on the back burner and spend the next 30+minutes with a very classy, refreshingly honest, creative woman.

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Dec 26, 2017

Cantor Ellen Tilem

Ellen Tilem knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a Cantor. In Jewish tradition the Cantor is a musician trained in the vocal arts, who along with the Rabbi, leads the congregation in prayer. But there's so much more for Cantor Tilem. She's been a member of the clergy at Temple Emeth, a reform congregation in Teaneck, New Jersey since 1994 following her Ordination from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - School of Sacred Music. She officiates at weddings, funerals and baby namings. And, as an experienced Pastoral Counselor she connects with congregants who are struggling with life's challenges: grief, spirituality, illness, divorce. Join us as Cantor Tile shares her personal and professional stories.

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Oct 10, 2017

Chandrika Tandon, Singer/Businesswoman/Philanthropist

Chandrika Tandon's a creative, passionate, successful woman and then some! Not only is she a Grammy-nominated, multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer, but also a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. You won't want to miss this inspirational conversation as Chandrika shares her personal journey to enlightenment - balancing life as a singer/composer and a corporate executive.

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Oct 3, 2017

Amy Engelhardt, Singer/Songwriter/Actress

Meet yet another very talented, funny, creative woman. Amy Engelhardt is a composer, lyricist, singer and teacher. Quite frankly, it would take several paragraphs to list all her credits. And clearly, there will be many more to come. So why not just sit back and enjoy a conversation with this dynamo. You'll be glad you did.

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Jul 11, 2017

Meklit Hadero, Singer/Songwriter

Meklit Hadero was just 2 when she, her two older sisters and parents fled to the U.S. from Ethiopia to escape the violence that followed the country's 1974 revolution. They settled in Iowa before moving to Brooklyn, New York where Meklit sang in choirs and was introduced to the music of Billie Holiday. She continued singing while attending Yale University, earning a degree in political science. But music remained an important part of her life. Meklit eventually settled in San Francisco, developing and performing her own sound - a combination of jazz, folk and East African influences; what she describes as, "music coming from in-between spaces." You can't afford to miss this conversation with the talented, passionate, committed artist and activist, MeklitHardero.

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