THE LADY GOT CHOPS 2020-2023 Dedication Page

The LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Jazz Festival, an annual March celebration of Women's Month, was concieved in 2003.Hosted by Jazz Spot club owners: Lillithe Meyers, Tiecha Merritt and developed by bassist/webdeveloper Kim Clarke, it was originally created to give women performers and bandleaders a chance to be recognized for their valuable contributions to the Arts.


Musicians/Dancers/Actresses/Painters/Poets/Promoters WHO HAVE JOINED THE ANCESTORS IN THE PAST 4 YEARS 2020-2024:


NABUKO COBI NARITA-FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSAL JAZZ COALITION,INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN JAZZ- QUEEN PJAZZ PATRON OF NY
LILLITHE MYERS (Co-owner of the jazz Spot Cafe and co-founder LADY GOT CHOPS fest)
MARY WILSON- Fonding member of The Supremes
CICELY TYSON-Pioneering Actress par Excellence
NICHELLE NICHOLS-Pioneering Actress par Excellence
JANET LAWSON (Jazz vocalist)
VEA WILLIAMS (Jazz vocalist)
NICKI MATHIS (vox producer MANY COLORS OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL)
GLORIA DENNARD(vox CEO of Manna House School of the Arts)
NTOZAKE SHANGE (poet/playright For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
NORMA MILLER(Lindy hop dancer, choreographer, actress, author, and comedian known as the "Queen of Swing")
KALI FASTEAU (woodwinds)
LINDA BECKHAM-CARR- producer Jazz and Blues Preservation
FIKISHA CUMBO(PRES.CACE International- photography and Communications)
LYSA DAWN ROBINSON aka Lady Rhythm (Drummer)
BETTY WRIGHT(vox songwriter Clean-Up Woman)
HELEN REDDY (vox songwriter I Am Woman)
BARBARA MARTIN (vox the Supremes)
PAMELA HUTCHINSON (vox the Emotions)
NAYA RIVERA (Glee)
EDNA WRIGHT(vox Honey Cone)
DURANICE PACE (Gospel voc)
SARAH DASH (vox LaBelle)
DOTTIE DODGION- drums
ELLA JURGIELEWICZ
AYAKO SHIRASAKI (Jazz piano)
ROSA LEE "GOLDEN ROSE" BROOKS (R&B Black Rock vocalist)
RONNIE SPECTOR (vox with the Ronnettes)
Marilyn Bergman( Oscar-Winning Lyricist)
Kim Mi-Soo (Korean Actress of Disney films)
Candice Murley (Tik Tok dance artist)
TULIVU DONNA CUMBERBATCH (JAZZ VOCALIST)
BETTY DAVIS (ROCK VOX)
GAIL PALMORE ARCHER (JAZZ VOX, MEDIA ,PRODUCER)
VERONICA WHITE AKA V'DANEESA MONK-(bass,trumpet, voice)
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN(Blues Vox)
MONNETTE SUDLER(JAZZ GUITAR)
DELLA GRIFFIN (DRUMS/vox)
QUEEN YAH'NA (vox)
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN
KELLY SILL (bassist)
LORETTA LYNN(vox)
LODI CARR (Jazz vocalist)
GAL COSTA (Brazilian Jazz Vocalist)
BARBARA WALTERS(TV ANCHOR)
IRENE CARA (ACTRESS-DANCER)
Mable John( first female Motown artist)
ROZ CORRAL (Jazz vox)
Grace Bumbry Vox)
MARY WORMORTH (Jazz/R&b vox)
LILLIAN DAY JACKSON(Jazz/r&b vox)
Astrud Gilberto(jazz vox)
Tina Turner
Raquel Welch
Lisa Marie Pressley
SINEAD OCONNOR(pop vox)
JAN LEDER (flute)


With support from our friends we can continue the tradition of promoting up and coming as well as well-established Women in the Arts. LADY GOT CHOPS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL is a 501 C3 charitable organization.Under the banner of Women's History Month- through music performance,dance and visual arts, our performers can have promotional support for their creative work, network with others who are working and making it in the business , elders who have experience can share their stories, support art vendors, network with venue owners, and have an outlet for extraordinary performance. .
To support LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music and Arts Festival :
A (partial ) List of Past Performers/Participants

1. Allison Crockett- vocalist educator
2. Allison Miller- drummer
3. Alva Anderson- viola/vocalist
4. Akua Dixon Turre- cellist/vocalist
5. Arlee Leonard-vocalist/seminar guest
6. Audrey Wright- saxophonist
7. Aziza Miller- vocalist /pianist /spoken word artist
8. Barbara Merjan- Broadway drummer
9. Bernice Brooks drum/cable tv producer
10. Bertha Hope- pianist/arranger
11. Brianne Ford-pianist
12. Carol Sudhalter-saxophonist
13. Cathy Hope Harley- pianist/bassist
14. Charanee Wade-vocalist
15. Courtney Bryan-piano
16. Deanna Witkowski-piano
17. Debbie Robinson-bass
18. Dee Ramey-drums
19. Della Griffin-drummer/vocalist
20. Debbie Knapper-guitar/vox
21. Dinah Vero-pianist/educator
22. Dotti Anita Taylor- flautist/pianist
23. Emme Kemp- pianist vocalist
24. Gillian Harwin- bass/vocals/ bowed saw
25. Goussy Celestin-pianist/dancer
26. Irene Ishe-percusssion
27. Jane Getter-guitar
28. Jocelyn Pleasant-drums
29. Judith Insell-Staake- viola
30. Kathryn Farmer- organist/vocalist
31. Keisha St.Joan- vocalist
32. Kim Clarke- fest-co-producer/bassist
33. Kim Thompson-drummer
34. Kit McClure- bandleader/sax
35. Lakecia Benjamin- alto sax /bandleader/arranger
36. Linda Mahan Oh- bassist
37. Lisa Parrot-saxophonist/bandleader
*38. Louise Bethune- vocalist
39. Lucianna Padmore-drummer
40. Maeve Royce-bassist
41. Mala Waldron- pianist/vocalist
42. Mamiko Watanabe- pianist/arranger
43. Marlene- Rice- violinist
44. Meari Nam- piano
45. Melissa Slocum-bassist
46. Miki Hayama- piano
47. Mireya Ramos-violin/vocalist
48. Miriam Sullivan- bass
49. Nikita White-vocalist
*50.Nicki Mathis-vocalist/producer
51. Nicki Parrot-bass
52. Nioka Workman- cellist
53. Olivia Sci- drums
54. Rachel Eckroth-piano
55. Rachel Z- pianist composer/bandleader
56. Rebecca Levinson-piano
57. Roberta Piket- piano
58. Sara Towns-piano
59. Sheryl Bailey- guitarist/educator
60. Sylvia Cuenca-drums
61. Tara Thierry-bassist
62. Tia Fuller- alto sax/band leader
63. Toli Almasi Reid-trombone/spoken word artist
*64. V.daNeesa Monk bass/trumpet/vocalist
65. Annette Aguilar- percussion/band leader
*66. Rosa Lee Brooks- Vox
67. Jennifer Vincent-bass
68. Cristelle Durandy -vocals
69. Jackie Coleman-trumpet/leader
70. Bomi Choi-drums
71. Andrea Brachfeld-flute/leader
72. Chiemi Nakai-piano
73. Tanya Darby-trumpet/leader
74. Jami Dauber-trumpet/co-leader
75. Sheila Early-drums
76. Jacqueline Acevedo-congas
77. Antoinette Montague-vocal/ leader
78. Aronda Way-vocal/co-leader
79. Camille Thurman- sax/vocal/leader
80. Tina Fabrique-vox
81. Vaughnette Bigford-voc
82. Annette Aguilar-perc
83. Flame, Jasmin Song and Mary Wormworth
84. Okaru Lovelace-voc
85. Nona Hendryx -vox
86. Pam Fleming-tpt
87. Cynthia Hilts-piano
88. Marilyn Kleinberg-voc
89. Brianne Ford-piano
90. Adela Dalto-voc
91. Dr. Joan Cartwright-voc,author,publisher,fest producer
92. Asa Lovechild- vox
93. Kim Kalesti-voc
94. Lucy Blanco-voc
95. Noriko Ueda -bass
96. Amanda Ruzza- bass
97. Debbie Hawkins-piano
98. Camille Gainer-Jones -drums
99. Katie Cosco-piano
100. Esther Blue-piano
101. Jan Leder-flute
102. Yayoi Ikawa-piano
103. Mireya Ramos-violin/vocal
104. Whitney Marchelle-voc
105. Jill McCarron-piano
106. Myra Casales-percission
107. Sumi Tonooka-piano
*108. Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch-voc
109. Lina Bloch-sax
110. Paula Hampton- drums
111. Portia Rolle-guitar
112. Claire Daly-Sax
113. Beareather Reddy-voc
114. Sharel Cassity-sax
115. Madame Pat Tandy-voc
116. Yunie Mojica-sax
117. Lady Cantreese-voc
118. Carmen Lundy-vocal/pianist/composer
119. Bathabile Mthombeni- guitar/voc
120. Noel Simone Whippler-voc
121. Jessica Valientes violin
122. Joie Flare-bass
*123. Monnette Sudler-guitar
124. Teri Roiger- voc
125. Iris Ornig-bass
126. Terri Davis voc
127. Helen Sung-piano
128. Claudia Hayden-flute
129. Pucci Amanda Jhones-voc
130. Daille Kettrell-piano/voc
131..Erena Terakubo- sax
132. Judi Silvano-voc
133. Mohini Dey -bassist
134. Edwina Thorne-trumpet/flugelhorn
135. Vanessa Rubin- vox
136. Karyn Smith-guitar
137. Perrita Kitson-vox
138. Matoaka Little Eagle storyteller-vox
139. Kim Weston-Moran actress,announcer



140. Susan Kramer -vox
141. Sheryl Renee-vox
142. Shirazette Tinnin-drums
143. Ghanniyya Green-vox
144. Annette St. John
145. Vinnie Knight- vox
146. Mem Nahadr- vox
147. Ms.Blu-vox
148. Lady Peachena- Gospel vox
149. Elissa Jones Maynard- sax
150. Corinthia Cromwell-sax
151. Sanah Kadoura- drums
152. Nikki Denner-piano
153. Lisa Gutlin-violin
154. Debbie Kennedy-bass
155. Carolina Calvache-piano
156. Jenny Hill-sax
157. Maritri Garrett- piano
158. Jessica Valientes-flute
159. Libby Richmond-sax
160. Vivian -chekere
161. Eustacia Foster-vox
162. Naomi Johnson-vocalist
163. Stefanie Jeannot-vox
164. Boncillia Lewis- vox
165. Lee Olive Tucker- voc
166. Inbar Paz-bass
167. Ludmila Swarovskaya- Vox
168. Nabuko Kiryu - vocal
169. Nana Sakamoto - trombone
170. Miho Sasaki - piano
171. Tina Lama - bass
172. Adi Meyerson-bass
173. Lucy Galliher - Piano
174. Brandi Disterheft- bass
*175 Madeleine Yayodele Nelson- percussionist
176. Debbie Cole-vox
177. Kelly Powers-piano
178. Taeko Fukoa -vox
179. Regina Bonelli-vox/piano
180. Ifacho Okeke- vox,piano
181. Stephanie Bates-vox
182. Patsy Grant-vox
183. Laforrest Cope- vox/songwriter
184. Meilana Gillard-sax
185. Shanelle Jenkins-trumpet
186. Mfa Kera -vox
187. Endea Owens-bass
188. Jazzmeia Horn-voc
189. Michika Fukumori-piano
190. DeAriesha-drummer
191. Angeleisha Rodgers-trumpet
192. Nora McCarthy-voc
193. Shosh'Ke Rayzl -guitar
194. Rev. Kim Leslie-vox
195. Cynthia Holiday -voc
196. Adesuwa O-vocal
197. Patrizia Scascitelli-piano
198. Mesherill Washington-vox
199. Katie Cosco-piano
200. Laura Dreyer-sax
201. Anne Mette Iverson-bass
202. Julie Bluestone-sax
203. Eve Cornelius-vox
204. Jill Mc Manus-piano
205. Janice Friedman- piano
206. Melissa Dean- trumpet
207. Jacqueline Lennon (jazz Vox)
208. Christelle Durandy- vox
*209.Vea Williams- vox
*210.Kali Fasteau- woodwinds
211. Lily White -sax
212. Dianne Herrold -vibes
213. Diane Moser- piano
214. Rachel Housle- percussion
215. Janet Grice-bassoon
216. Naisha Walton-bass
217. Lionelle Hamanaka (jazz vocalist)
218. Carolina Calvache (piano)
219. Angel Rose-vox
220. Amina Claudine Myers pianist composer
221 Irene Albar-piano
222. Lzzy Hale -guitar/
223. Jennifer Batten- guitar
224. Lillias White-vox
225. Meli'sa Morgan -vox
226. Jackie Pickett bass
227. Gail Boyd-Artist mgmt/ producer
228. Elena Martinez-Arts producer
229. Hannah Rothschild- film producer
230. Topsy Durham-literary producer/historian
231. Susan Yung-film producer
232. Judi Silvano-vox
233. Mary Aiken-vox
235. Claire de Brunner- bassoon
235. Alvetina Wilcox-trombone
236. Rosalind Grant-vox
237. Queen Diva-vox
238. Shirley Hatcher-vox/stuntwoman/actress
239. Shailah Edmonds -vox/model/actress
*240. Rosa Lee Brooks-vox
241. Dealva Davis-vox
242. Destiny Muhammad- harp
243. Leoneike Scheuble-piano
244. Kitty Phetla-dance
245. Mizz Maria James-dance
246. Double Z- bass
247. Anna Sibongele Buda- bass
248. Caylen Bryant-bass
249. Katsumi Ferguson-violin
250. Haruna Fukazawa- flute
251. Akosua Amoakua -dance
252. Libra Sene -vox
253. Dina Skeffrey- writer
254. Yuriana Garcia-drums
255. Anna Sibongile Buda- bass
256. K.J. DENHERT -vox, guitar composer ,bandleader
257. FELICE ROSSER bass,vox, bandleader
258. YUKO TOGAMI-drums
259. LUCILLE DANDRIDGE- piano
260. RADHA THOMAS- jazz vox
261. WEN TING WU-drums
262. MICHELLE DORTIGNAC-Yoga teacher
263. JORDYN DAVIS - BASS
264. JEAN LENKE- VOX
265. KIKI HAWKINS -VOX
266. C.KELLY WRIGHT -VOX/PRODUCER
267. HARMONY BARTZ-VOX
268. TRUDY SILVER-PIANIST/COMPOSER/PRODUCER/ACTIVIST
269. EVE SOTO- VOX
270. CHARISA DOWE ROUSE-VIOLIN/VOX
271. KAREN MAYNARD-VOX
272. DEBORAH NEWALLO-VOX
273. TEYE NARKIE ABIGAIL-BASS/PERC
274. ALICYN YAFFEE-GUITAR
275. ARCOIRIS SANDOVAL-PIANIST/COMPOSER
276. MIKI YAMANAKA-PIANIST/PRODUCER
277. ZAKKIYAH -MODESTE -VOX/POET/FITNESS
278. JODI MELENDEZ-PROKOPEZ-VOX
279. TAYLOR MOORE-DRUMS



Enjoy the Poem of Living Jazz Legend Bertha Hope : "SILENCE YOUR BONES" Silence Your Bones - by Bertha Hope

Silence your bones in this enclosed space. Take a deep breath. Deeper than that. And drink in, in the safety of this loving place, the presence of women delivering their messages of women ways and women skin, women words, women melody, women flesh, women old and women older. Lady Got Chops after lady does laundry, the cleaning, the cooking, the shopping, the planning, earning the degree, changing the job, earning the money, changing the baby, going back to school, in no particular order, and Lady Got Chops. Not all ladies do all that, but all ladies do some of that. And Lady Got Chops womenstyle making good times roll by, inventing pleasure out of pain. Silence your bones and let these women have their blues with you. Sweeten your tea with their grace. And drink in. Dare to be transformed in this hour we share together. Silence your bones in this enclosed space.


HOME