With performance ensembles in both Philadelphia & Seattle (& soon in Ottawa!) The Red Rose Jazz Project highlights the work of women composers and lyricists from the early 1920s to today with classic and contemporary Jazz interpretations of the standards, popular music, and their own original compositions.
As an all women's collaborative, the project takes its name in honor of American Artist Violet Oakley and her "Red Rose Girls" who chose to live and work together in solidarity - focused on their art. We don’t live together, but do love working together and love playing great music written by women! Each exceptional Jazz artists in their own right, The Roses include many outstanding female Jazz musicians, poets, and dancers ~ performing in many creative formations - always interesting, innovative, emotional, and elegant.
The East Coast Roses are available for special concert performances and private events in the greater Philadelphia area, PA, DE, NJ, NY, MD. The West Coast Roses are available in the greater Seattle & Puget Sound area as well as OR & Western Canada. The Ottawa Roses will begin booking late in 2020!
Reach out! We'd love to come to play a special concert or your private party for you!
For Booking inquiries, contact
- Thu, Mar 26Royal RoomMar 26, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PMRoyal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USAWith Jean Lenke, Vocals, Nelda Swiggett, Keys, Marina Christopher, Bass, Taryn Zickefoose, Drums, Marge Rosen, Trumpet & Ann Nordling, Sax! with very special appearances by Nicole Waters, Rani Weatherby, Kim Maguire, Sarah Shea & More!
- Fri, Oct 04Woodmere Art MuseumOct 04, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PMWoodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USARED ROSE COMBO: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN JAZZ Featuring Rose Combo musicians Kendrah Butler Waters (piano), Monnette Sudler (bass), Toni Momma-t Curtis (vocals & spoken word) & Karen Smith (percussion).
- Thu, Aug 22Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
- Sun, Aug 18Waterfront Fitness TrailAug 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMWaterfront Fitness Trail, Waterfront Fitness Trail, Carteret, NJ 07008, USAFeaturing Red Rose Combo Musicians ~ Karen Smith (percussion), Monnette Sudler (bass), Erica Mack (keys, vocals, guitar), Vanessa Taylor (sax), Donna Dorman (percussion), & Leslie Hamilton (spoke word) - #celebratewomen