Volume VIII, 2022

Ode to a New Year

as recorded on the album Peace on Earth

The Year

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What can be said in New Year rhymes,

That’s not been said a thousand times?


The new years come, the old years go,

We know we dream, we dream we know. 

We rise up laughing with the light,

We lie down weeping with the night. 

We hug the world until it stings,

We curse it then and sigh for wings. 

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,

We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead. 

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,

And that’s the burden of a year.

Dear Friends

No New Year's resolutions this year, just gratefulness for so many new friends, musical encounters, and inspiring projects, can't wait to see what 2024 has in store.

Some of my favorite 2023 moments:

January - JEN Conference in Orlando, coming up this Jan 3-7 in New Orleans

February - Talking Jazz Live with Ronan Guilfoyle as part of the Artistic Research Conference at the Jam Music Lab University Vienna

March - Jazz Girls Day and International Women's Day Concert, we'll do it again March 8 and 9, 2024 in Vienna, and January 22 at Noblesville High School, signups open.

April - on US Tour with Both Sides of Joni for the whole month, two more shows coming up January 19/20, 2024 in Columbus, IN, TICKETS

May - got myself an E-Bike to conquer beautiful Austria

June - Both Sides of Joni in Europe from Berlin to Vienna

July - Festival Time - Canaris Jazz!

August - Tribute Concert to Janiece Jaffe in Bloomington

September - Sheroes #4 Recording Sessions with Lenny White, to be released in June 2024, get ready for a great set of music, release tour dates will be announced soon, contact me if you're interested in featuring a Sheroes concert.

October - Jazz Girls Day at Hannover Jazzwoche, we'll be back!

November - London Jazz Festival, we'll be back!

December - Solo Piano in Prague, audio and video coming soon.

Thanks to all of you who were part of the journey and who allow me to connect via this newsletter. I love to hear your updates and feedback - email any time.

Look for a Kickstarter Campaign in January to pre-order the upcoming Sheroes album and help us cover the production costs. And I hope to see many friends at the Columbus Philharmonic Jazz at Helen's Series January 19 and 20 with Alexis Cole, Jeremy Allen, Peter Kienle, and Cassius Goens or January 12 at the Chatterbox with the Acoustic Project.

Finally, for the audio connoisseur:

Women in Jazz Media Playlist

Talking Jazz Podcasts featured as one of the best 15 podcasts of 2023 to follow!

Happy New Year, Let Your Dreams Soar


Registrations for Indiana Jazz Girls Days on January 22 in Noblesville, IN and March 9 in Vienna are open, just click on the dates to register. In order to remove any barriers, we offer these events free to participants - however, we need support to subsidize the costs. Arts With a Purpose is our Indiana partner, the donations link can be found here. For support of our Vienna Jazz Girls Day and International Women's Day concert, please contact me directly for options.

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

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One of my favorite Talking Jazz Episodes with John Clayton

One of the selections from the first Sheroes Album The Whole World in Her Hands entitled Plenty of Nothing as performed at the Indianapolis Artsgarden by the Acoustic Project.m

Upcoming Events

January 3-6, JEN Conference New Orleans

Friday, January 12, 9:30pm, Chatterbox, Indianapolis. Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Friday/ Saturday, January 19/20, Both Sides of Joni featuring Alexis Cole at Jazz at Helen's Series, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic

Monday, January 22, 4pm, Jazz Girls Day, Noblesville

Friday, March 8, International Women's Day Concert, Spielraum, JAM Music Lab, Gasometer B and LIVESTREAM

Saturday, March 9, Jazz Girls Day Vienna, Spielraum JAM Music Lab, Gasometer B

Saturday, March 16, Jazz Girls Day Linz, Anton Bruckner Uni

Recordings and Books at the Online Shop

Order Both Sides of Joni at www.bothsidesofjoni.com

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