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Last modified: Monday, February 23, 2009

IU ArtsWeek 'Women in Jazz' performance, discussion moved to new time

WHAT: "Women in Jazz" performance and conversation featuring Janiece Jaffe and Vickie Daniel (vocals), Monika Herzig (piano), Jennifer Kirk (bass), Shawn Plonski (clarinet), and Lawrence Clark III (drums)
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, at NEW TIME OF 3 p.m. Panel discussion and concert followed by a reception.
WHERE: Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

Feb. 23, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Arts Week 2009 will feature a free, public tribute to "Women in Jazz" on March 1. Please note that this event has been moved to the new time of 3 p.m.

Bloomington artists Janiece Jaffe and Monika Herzig team up with regional artists Vickie Daniel, Jennifer Kirk and Shawn Plonski, as well as up-and-coming female jazz artists, to celebrate three generations of women in jazz. The event will begin with a panel discussion regarding the career paths of the women as musicians, mothers, wives, and more. The 90-minute concert will feature a mix of jazz standards and originals by each musician.

"All of the female performers in this program have managed to overcome obstacles and create a career as jazz musicians," Jaffee said. "By sharing their experiences and strategies, they can act as role models for future generations and convert traditional politics of separation into a future of integration."

About ArtsWeek

Since its inception in 1984, ArtsWeek has grown into a significant annual showcase for the wealth of creative work at IU and in the city of Bloomington, with prestigious performers, artists and journalists from across the country taking part in ArtsWeek activites. Over its 25-year history, ArtsWeek has extended artistic expression in startling new directions, from graffiti to 3-D computer modeling, ballet to computer-enhanced dance performance, ice carvings to sound gardens, poetry to a pie-laden table sculpture in the middle of the street.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, see the ArtsWeek 2009 Web site at