Volume VIII, 2022


August days are hot and still,

Not a breath on house or hill,

Not a breath on height or plain,

Weary travelers cry for rain;

But the children quickly find

A shady place quite to their mind;

And there all quietly they stay,

Until the sun has gone away,—

August is too hot for play!

-Annette Wynne

Dear Friends

Back Home Again in Indiana until Labor Day Weekend. I'm very excited to bring the Both Sides of Joni project featuring Alexis Cole to the Carmel Jazz Festival on August 12 and finally to Bloomington, presented as part of the concert series at the White estate on Monday, August 14. Check the calendar below for details and rsvp at this email address to get directions to the Bloomington lawn concert - everyone invited!

And thank you to Rita Kohn at NUVO for this beautiful review of the album and our Chatterbox concert last week.

More upcoming highlights:

August 3 Animals & All That Jazz

August 18 musical celebration in honor of Janiece Jaffe at Switchyard Park

Both Sides of Joni in Frankfort, MI, Cleveland, Akron, Ossining, and New York City - details in the calendar.

Welcome to many new subscribers who we met during our concert tours this summer, I hope to see you again very soon. We will be recording our CMA supported new Sheroes album under the tutelage of legendary Lenny White in September, hopefully to be released and on tour by Summer 2024.

Both Sides of Joni will be at the London Jazz Festival in November followed by more dates in Germany and Austria - Europe friends and colleagues, please consider workshops with Alexis Cole and/or the band and concerts and send me a note, the show is magic!

And finally, I look forward to returning to Vienna in September for the second year as Professor of Artistic Research and Dean of Music Education at the Jam Music Lab University in Vienna. It's been a busy and inspiring year with new responsibilities and building new networks. There are several artistic research projects in progress, details soon, but most importantly we hosted the 3rd gathering of the International Network for Artistic Research in Jazz, presented the first Jazz Girls Day Vienna and Concert on International Women's Day and are gearing up to publish the initial edition of the Journal for Artistic Research in Jazz (ARJAZZ) through the Research Catalogue. Coming up, I will be keynote speaker at the gathering of the German Society for Music Theory at the University of Freiburg, September 22-24 and presenter at the "Destination Unknown: The Future of Jazz" Conference at the Jazz Institute Darmstadt September 28-30. Students at the Jam Music Lab University study and research Jazz and Popular Music styles and in addition to the Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music, Music Education, and Media Music the school has just been accredited for a 6-Semester Arts Administration program. Enrollment is open now, - here is the info.

Thank you for the continued support and wishing everyone a memorable summer and a positive start into the next school year.


Long-time Shero and one of the world's leading jazz flutists and composers, Jamie Baum, is recording a new album of her compositions with her Septet+, here is a link to pre-order and support her fundraising campaign.

Streaming Links - click on the image of your favorite service, like, download, share, play often!

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A live version of I Want To Dance Again performed June 27 at the B-Flat Jazz Club in Berlin and dedicated to Janiece Jaffe using her birthdate as the theme and envisioning her dancing with us at every performance - enjoy!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 30, 3pm

Masterclass at Jazzvoice.com

Signup Info

Thursday, August 3, 5:30pm, Animals and All That Jazz, Indianapolis Zoo

Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Friday, August 4, 6-7:15pm

Juniper Arts Gallery Walk Bloomington

Monika and Peter


Friday, August 4, 9pm-midnight

West Baden Springs Jazz Festival Weekend

Monika Herzig Trio


Saturday, August 12, 3:30pm, Tarkington Stage, Carmel Jazz Festival

Both Sides of Joni featuring Alexis Cole

Sunday, August 13, 2pm, Bokeh Lounge, Evansville, IN

Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Monday, August 14, 6:30pm

Front Door Stage at White's Woods, Bloomington

Both Sides of Joni featuring Alexis Cole


Friday, August 18, Tribute to Janiece Jaffe, Bloomington, IN

Switchyard Park, INFO HERE

Saturday, August 19, 10:30 - 12, Bloomington, IN

Woolery Farmers Market, Solo Piano

Saturday, August 26, 6pm, Crispus Attucks High School

Monika Herzig Acoustic Project featuring Oliver Nelson Jr

Wednesday, August 30, 12-1pm, Eskenazy Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Solo Piano

Wednesday, August 30, 6:30-8pm, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, IN

Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Both Sides of Joni US Tour II

Sunday, September 3, Garden Theater, Frankfort, MI

Wednesday, September 6, Blu, Akron, OH

Thursday, September 7, Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH

Friday/ Saturday, September 8/9, Westchester Collaborative Theater, Ossining, NY

Monday, September 11, Pangea, New York, NY


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Order Both Sides of Joni at www.bothsidesofjoni.com

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