CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2008 |
Rosetta Reitz, 84, an ardent feminist who was the founder and owner of Rosetta Records, the label devoted to keeping alive works by female jazz and blues artists, died Nov. 1 of cardiopulmonary disease at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. Reitz had been a stockbroker, owned a bookstore and a greeting-card business, written a book on menopause and a food column for the Village Voice when, at 67, she found her true calling and started the label with $10,000 she borrowed from friends.
February 8, 1991 |
It's that time once again for area jazz players to metaphorically lock horns or keyboards or guitars, for that matter--in the annual the Hennessy Cognac Jazz Search, a talent competition. "I am looking forward to hearing some great new talent in 1991," said "Tonight Show" Orchestra leader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen, who will serve as Hennessy's national judge and host, in a press release.
February 27, 1992 |
Jazz players battle for recognition, even more so when they are women. After more than 50 years in the music business, critically acclaimed pianist Dorothy Donegan is receiving some of the attention that might have been accorded her years ago had she been male. In January, Donegan, 69, was elected to the prestigious Jazz Masters Hall of Fame, an honor that carried with it a $20,000 grant Donegan can use as she pleases.