PALM SPRINGS WOMEN'S JAZZ FESTIVAL
Day 6. PALM SPRINGS WOMEN'S JAZZ FESTIVAL – FRIDAY, Oct. 4
Doors open: 6pm Concert: 7pm - 9pm
The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival opens on Friday night with a smooth jazz hurricane featuring two of the leading female artists in the business.
Location: Indian Wells Theater
37500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Jazz In Pink Band Members
Gail Jhonson The First Lady of Smooth Jazz Is about Grace, Beauty and serious playing on the keyboards. This composer, arranger, producer, keyboardist and vocalist has carved out an extremely successful career fronting her own groups and touring the world with such notable musicians like Norman Brown, Patti Austin, Jeff Lorber, Marion Meadows and many more.
Robin Bramlett plays electric, keyboard, upright, and lead bass. She has toured with Klymaxx featuring Cheryl Cooley and has performed or recorded with artists such as the late Rev. Timothy Wright, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Chrisette Michelle, Eric Darius, Louie Cruz Beltran, Chelsea Nichole, Pete Escovedo, Darren Gholston, just to name a few.
Benita Lewis is an accomplished drummer, sound engineer, co-CEO of UltraMedia Studios. As a drummer, Benita has played with a host of Gospel, Jazz and R&B artists such as Marvin Winans, Commissioned, Randy Scott, The Dramatics, Richard Street & The Temptations, Lalah Hathaway, and Frank McComb to name a few
From the time of her move to Los Angeles this lady guitarist has been seen and heard with the likes of Gerald Albright, Montell Jordan, Paul Taylor, and many more.
She came onto L.A.’s music scene in 1995 as lead and rhythm guitarist for the Maestro of Love, Barry White.
Originally from Gifu, Japan, Tomoka earned a Master’s in Music from the State University of New York at Buffalo in saxophone performance.In Jazz, R&B, and Latin settings, she performed for numerous music festivals such as the Queen City Jazz Festival, Lewiston Jazz Festival, M&T Plaza, and Albright Knox Jazz Series.