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

Kim Clarke
Bertha Hope
(Vice President)
Carol Sudhalter
Kevin Clark

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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, 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:

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 of interest:
The Girls In The Band
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

19th Annual 2021 Calendar Page


In celebration of the 20th Annual Festival LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music and Arts Festival Inc. is sponsoring 2 scholarships; one in honor of Professor Barry Harris The Keeper of the Bebop Flame and the other Lillithe Meyers the owner of the Jazz Spot:
the original home of the LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Jazz Festival.
We are seeking a video (five minute or less)of a gifted female instrumentalist or vocalist.
The entries can be mailed to and must be in by Monday Jan 31. Decisions will be made in February and prizes will be awarded in March, Women's History Month. Please include a brief bio of 200 words or less.
Good Luck!
LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music and Arts Festival

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: