Volume VIII, 2022


By Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;

Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,

Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;

Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,

Begin the hours of this day slow.

Make the day seem to us less brief.

Hearts not averse to being beguiled,

Beguile us in the way you know.

Release one leaf at break of day;

At noon release another leaf;

One from our trees, one far away.

Retard the sun with gentle mist;

Enchant the land with amethyst.

Slow, slow!

For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,

Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,

Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—

For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

Enjoy the complete September 9 concert on the IU campus. The Both Sides of Joni Kickstarter campaign will close down October 3. Make sure to reserve your copy and all pledges over $100 will enter into the drawing of four $100 gift cards for the Jazz Kitchen. Other special rewards include house concerts, zoom hangouts, knitted sweaters, lessons - have a look at the Both Sides of Joni Kickstarter Campaign and share with friends. Now is the time - according to Charlie Parker. Thanks for making this special project possible!

Dear Friends

On October 3, I will head to Vienna and assume my role as Professor of Artistic Research at the Jam Lab Music University. Several exciting projects are already in the making - check the calendar below. Europe musician friends, contact me for gigs and projects, I look forward to making music!

I'm honored to have one of my compositions included in the new collection New Standards: 101 Leadsheets by Women Composers next to all my Sheroes, compiled by Terri Lyne Carrington and her team at the Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice. Here is the New York Times feature on the groundbreaking work . The collection is published by Berklee Press and my composition is "Just Another Day at the Office" from the 2018 Sheroes album, voted as one of the best albums of 2018 in DownBeat and featuring Ada Rovatti, Jami Baum, Leni Stern, Reut Regev, Ingrid Jensen, Jennifer Vincent, and Rosa Avila.

Congratulations to Terri Lyne Carrington and her team on this amazing accomplishment!

Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered the Both Sides of Joni album - the Kickstarter is still open until October 3, here is the link. Anything raised beyond our initial goal will go towards the rather large licensing fees of the music. We are in the mastering stage with a projected release date of March 2023 and the US release tour in April 2023. 

Enjoy the cooler Fall days and the Autumn Leaves and our WFYI Small Studio Session below!


Just Another Day At the Office

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New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers published by Berklee Press

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Thank you to WFYI for featuring Peter and myself for the Small Studio Session series - some Blues, some Keytar, lots of fun! Check out the last tune especially from our T.C. Steele House of the Singing Winds Project!

Did you know that Talking Jazz is syndicated with WETF South Bend and WICR Indianapolis and available through all podcast services. For your weekly jazz conversations with today's leading artists follow Talking Jazz on your favorite podcast service - here is the Spotify link and here the Apple Podcasts, subscribe and enjoy! Jazz artists, if you're interested in doing an episode, send me an email.

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Sunday, October 16

Concert and Book Presentation

Cafe 7Stern, Vienna

Thursday, November 3

Panel Discussion, German Jazz Union

Munich Jazzfest

Thursday, December 15

Jazzin Around the Christmas Tree

Indiana University Alumni Center

Saturday, December 17

Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael, Carmel

Holiday Show with Blair Clark

Wednesday, December 21, noon

Eskenazy Hospital, Indianapolis

Visit the Monika Herzig Merchandise Shop
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