Woman's World: Celebrating Women in Jazz in the Blue Room

Woman's World: Celebrating Women in Jazz in the Blue Room is a special one-night-only event for Women in Jazz Month 2018.

Deborah Brown- Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Deborah’s musical talents have propelled her from coast to coast in the USA, eventually leading her to Europe via Japan and Indonesia culminating in a 12-year residency in Europe. Performing in nightclubs, concerts, jazz festivals, on television and radio soundstages, Deborah has made a name for herself with appearances in more than 50 countries around the world. Deborah Brown has 16 recordings as a leader and is featured on many others as a special guest artist. She recently performed at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts alongside Bobby Watson and Hermon Mehari in "A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop."

Marlene Rosenberg- Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the most talented and multi-faceted bass players on the scene today. She has played professionally throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Japan, performing with innumerable jazz luminaries, such as Kenny Barron, Frank Foster, Stan Getz, Albert “Tootie” Health, Joe Henderson, Marian McPartland, Cedar Walton,Wallace Roney, David “Fathead” Newman, Monty Alexander, Kevin Mahogony, Frank Morgan Frank Wess, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson, to name a few. Her stylistic range encompasses everything from traditional Big Band to intimate experimental ensembles.

Pam Baskin-Watson- Pam Baskin-Watson, raised in Kansas City, Kansas, established a notable reputation in New York City as a freelance accompanist in demand for her ability to play many styles. During her time in New York, Ms. Watson taught at the notable Harlem School of the Arts and was also founder and director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble there. She has been pianist/accompanist for many choruses, (both church and secular), instrumental and vocal concerts, club dates, recitals, and auditions. As a vocalist, Ms. Watson worked with Bobby Watson’s Horizon, James Williams’ Intensive Care Unit, the Bill Saxton Group and Jack Walraths’ “Charles Mingus Project”, where Ms. Watson was one of five vocalists to perform and record Mr. Mingus’ work with the West Deutche Radio Jazz Orchestra in Koln, Germany. As a composer/lyricist, a number of Ms. Watson’s offerings have been recorded by musicians such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Bobby Watson and Horizon, The 29th St. Saxophone Quartet, The Blue Note Super Blue Big Band, Tailor-Made Big Band, and Roy Hargrove, vocalists Betty Carter, Deborah Brown, Mark Murphy, and Kevin Mahogany. Her arrangements have been featured on recordings by Terrell Stafford, Victor Lewis, James Williams, The Boys’ Choir of Harlem, and Kevin Mahogany. 

Argarita Palavicini- Argarita Palavicini is an active flautist, vocalist, composer, and teacher in the New York and Miami Metropolitan areas. Argarita holds a BM in Classical Flute Performance from Stetson University as well as an MM in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, and she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Vocal Jazz Performance from the University of Miami. (Expected graduation date December 2014) Argarita has been singing since the age of 5, playing the flute for 23 years and has been privately teaching students for 20 years. Argarita has also played alongside jazz legends such as: James Spaulding, Cecil Bridgewater, George Benson, Steve Miller and David Baker. She has also recorded a flute track for Rachelle Ferrell’s original “I Forgive You” from her “Originality” album. Argarita is currently working on original music for her new album. She has a Demo CD already recorded and on sale entitled “Take Me Away”.

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Blue Room Jazz Club
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States