Congratulations to Joan Cartwright and Women in Jazz (she is the founder) for their upcoming event Jazz for Peace taking place on May 14th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Top Jazz Artist returns to Florida “After historic concerts in Africa and Brazil, Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace perform in Fort Lauderdale for Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.!”

Fort Lauderdale, FL – On Saturday, May 14, 2011, Jazz for Peace featuring PianistComposer Rick DellaRatta will perform a Benefit Concert for Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The V.I.P. Reception will be at 6 P.M. with two shows at 7 and 9 P.M.  Go to for Tickets: $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through contacts, articles, interviews, newsletters, events, courses, clinics, workshops, lectures, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, concerts, performances and recognition. The goal of WIJSF is to build an Archive of Women’s Music at a local library to house permanent and traveling exhibits, films, literature, recordings and sheet music, and to be a place for female musicians to gather and share their experiences with the community-at-large. For more information please visit

This fundraiser is to raise money for two tickets to Rome on June 23, 2011. Our organization is an International Honor Committee member of Donne in Musica in Rome and Fiuggi, Italy. Through that affiliation, we created a liaison between Lauderhill, FL and Fiuggi, Italy for a Sister City twinning. Mayor Richard Kaplan has been invited by Mayor Fabrizio Martini to visit Fiuggi in June and two of us will be part of his delegation to discuss the twinning and a cultural exchange in 2012-2013, once the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is built. This partnership will benefit the cultural and business community in Broward County.

For more information on Women in Jazz, visit:

For complete tour schedule and additional info please visit

For more information on Rick DellaRatta: – Audio MP3.s

Joan Cartwright (Platinum Level Member of Women in Ecommerce™) and 10 other Women in Jazz members were recently interviewed for the Spring 2011 Issue of WE Magazine for Women (dedicated to Women in Music).