Breaking down barriers in jazz

The problem with women in jazz is longstanding. That’s why we have http://wijsf.org. We promote women musicians, globally!

UC San Diego Extension

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by Beth Wood

Holly Hofmann is an acclaimed jazz musician who tours internationally. Her success has not been without challenges, however. Hofmann has had to overcome misconceptions and biases about her gender and her instrument. Often told a woman couldn’t make a living in jazz, she also has had to convince many that the flute belongs in a jazz band as much as a saxophone or trumpet.

“I have been fighting discrimination since 
I was a young student,” Hofmann said. 
“The flute was a problem, but it’s also related to the question about women. Other women who played the so-called jazz instruments were not welcome either. A lot of the men didn’t want women on the bus.”

Hofmann fully supports the goal of the UC San Diego Jazz Camp to increase its number 
of female students. She has been an instructor at the weeklong summer camp almost every year since…

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Free Enterprise

Be your own boss and you won’t have to complain about the person who’s in charge of your life! ~ Diva JC

Words We Speak

Below is my response to this article

Sam’s Club CEO Under Fire From White Men For Insisting on Diversity

rosalindbrewster-Sams-club-ceo Rosalind Brewster, President & CEO of Sam’s Club since 2012

America is a corporation based on free enterprise, meaning that anyone, white, black, brown, yellow, or red can start their own business. Blaming others for your failure is nonsensical. Each of us, every human being on Earth has a gift that is uniquely theirs.

It costs less than $100 to incorporate a business in any state in the United States. I’m not sure what it costs in other countries. But the corporate tax per year is $150 before May 1 in the U.S. So for $100 plus $150 per year, you’re in business. Your target market can be anyone or just the people in your particular group. Advertisement is the key to doing business – letting people know you offer a product…

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New Business

Check out my new biz – http://www.fyitravelclub.wordpress.com

FYI Travel Club

jc1bI am so happy to have found a business that I believe will fulfill my wanderlust and take me to new and exotic places, while I earn income to sustain me in my senior years. That business is YTB Travel.  My new site is www.fyitravel.us, where you can book your flight, hotel, vacation package, car rentals, and shop in over 500 stores, online, including Walmart, Staples, and many more.

You can become a Referring Travel Agent by joining my team at www.fyitravel.biz!

Since the age of 4, I have sung and danced in New York, Florida, Philadelphia, PA, and in 8 countries in Europe.  I recorded two CDs of music (www.cdbaby.com/jcartwright) and published 11 books (www.lulu.com/spotlight/divajc). I’ve taught over 10,000 students about Amazing Musicwomen in the U.S., Switzerland, China, and Japan.

I’ve been an entrepreneur since 1997, as a musician, composer, author, educator, and business…

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