LADY GOT CHOPS
Women's History Month Music & Arts Festival Inc.
A 501c3 nonprofit corporation


Kim Clarke
(President)
kimclarke99@gmail.com
Bertha Hope
(Vice President)
berthahope@gmail.com
Carol Sudhalter
(Treas)
Kevin Clark
(Secy)

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Greetings and welcome all. For our 21st Anniversary 2023 we are in the process of
securing venues to promote the music of our Living Jazz Legend,educator,composer,pianist
Bertha Hope, the centennial of her husband the late great Bebop pianist composer Elmo Hope and
the promotion of WOMEN IN THE ARTS and Sciences in general.Please join us!

In celebration of the 20th Annual Festival LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music
And Arts Festival Inc.has sponsored 4 scholarships for High School Girls; one in honor of
Professor Barry HarrisThe Keeper of the Bebop Flame and the other 3
Lillithe Meyers
the owner of the Jazz Spot:
the birthplace of the LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Jazz Festival.



The contributions of Prof. Harris to Jazz
are too numerous to mention and too precious for words
as any student of his will attest.RIP
BARRY DOYLE HARRIS 12/15/29- 12/8/21




THE WINNER of the
LADY GOT CHOPS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
PROFESSOR BARRY HARRIS
PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS 2022

MIMARA BLOCK-VIOLIN AND VOICE




OUR MISSION:


To globally elevate
Women's History Month
through the promotion of
women's outstanding
contributions (aka Chops),
artistic and otherwise,
during the month of March.

Produced as a free to
artist/venue service by bassist
Kim Clarke

Recipient of :

2019 Queens Arts Fund Award by Queens Council On The Arts with
public funds from the NYC Departmnet of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council
2018 Trailblazing Women and Arts Institutions Award by Rhythmcolor Associates
2017 Jazz Impact Award by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium
2015 Jazz Heroes Award by the Jazz Journalists Association.
2014 Bean Runner Festival Founders Award
2013 Central Brooklyn Jazz Foundation Founders Award
2012 Women's Academy of Excellence Philanthropic Award
2010 Banana Pudding Jazz Golden Chekere Award
2010 Women's Academy Of Excellence Community Service Award
2008 New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit
Certificate of Congressional Recognition for outstanding service to the community
2008 Elmcor's EAA Satchmo award for Music/Entertainment

Member of:
AFM Local 802
IWJ International Women In Jazz
In Conjunction with
Women (In) Jazz
a 501 C3 Charitable Organization
Sponsored by:
THE JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA



Thrilled to be in the company of such wonderful mentors at
10th Year GALA March 2012 @ DWYER CULTURAL CENTER:
Jazz Patroness Cobi Narita, JFA's Wendy Oxenhorn Festival Co-producers:
Lillithe Meyers and Tiecha Merritt and The Legendary Bertha Hope.






Links & leads of interest:

GLOBAL JAZZWOMEN ZOOM HANG!
produced by bassist Anna Sibongile Buda
Thursdays 2pm EST -1pm DST

New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers
Terri Lyne Carrington (Editor)available at Amazon.com
The Girls In The Band
Poster and site
Marylou Williams Foundation
International Women In Jazz Inc
Women In Jazz South Florida
Monette Sudler Music
Joan Cartwright Women In Jazz
South Florida Music Collection III CD

The Black Rock Coalition













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Thank you for having faith in the ladies
Ms Lillithe and sharing your space with love and grace.RIP

LILLITHE MEYERS--GRACE GONAUD-SAX



CAYLA CHARLES-DRUMS----TRINITY DUNN-GUITAR
THE WINNERS OF THE LILITHE MEYERS MUSIC FOCUS AWARDS




Despite the ravages of the current Pandemic, the LADY GOT CHOPS FESTIVAL is evolving into new platforms of online communication which represent the desires of like minded individuals who: