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Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 AM

"Women in Jazz"

Among the musical groups that will be discussed is the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, pictured here. Formed in 1937, they were the first all-woman band, and the very first racially integrated female band in America.

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Dick Lowenthal

Laura Flanders

  • ​Dick received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Trumpet from The Juilliard School of Music. 

  • He conducted the Special Unit of the Glenn Miller Orchestra for over 12 years, and has performed and conducted with artists such as Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, and Wynton Marsalis. 

  • He recently retired after teaching Jazz for over fifty years. He founded and chaired the Jazz Program at the Manhattan School of Music and conducted their award-winning Jazz Orchestra. He also started the Jazz Program at New Jersey City University. 

  • He serves on the Board of Directors of the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, where he teaches courses in the Adult Education Program, and he lectures on Jazz throughout South Florida.

  • Lisanne’ career began immediately following high school as the featured vocalist for the Air Force Bands. During those years, she performed and traveled worldwide. 

  • She received her Bachelor’s and Masters of Music and Doctorate in Music from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. 

  • She has performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Elgart, and bands and orchestras across the country. 

  • She has recorded two solo CD’s: Right as the Rain and Smile. 

  • She is the Head of Jazz Vocal Studies at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts at Florida International University and Director of their Jazz Vocal Ensemble.

Lisanne Lyons

Click on this link to attend the Zoom presentation:

For assistance, please call Carol at 917-344-0798

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