Artists such as Miki Howard, Melissa Aldana, Kandace Springs, and Claudia Acua will headline the Palm Springs Womens Jazz Festival this year. To be held from November 2-5, 2017, at Palm Springs, California, the performances will be held at a variety of popular venues, including the Annenberg Theatre, Indian Canyons Golf Resort and Hard Rock Hotel.
The festival, according to its Mission Statement, aims to preserve and foster an appreciation of jazz and blues music and to support female jazz and blues musicians who traditionally struggle for recognition and employment.
Apart from concerts, the Palm Springs Womens Jazz Festival will include exhibitions, presentations, films, etc. Some of the events are free while some have ticketed entries. The Opening Night concert, to be held at the Riviera Hotel, in a setting reminiscent of the famous New York jazz clubs, will be dedicated to the Golden Age of Jazz. The Sunday Brunch, a signature event, will honour the Divas of Gospel, with music rooted in the tradition of southern Black churches.
The Jazz Festival will also celebrate the Palm Springs Gay Pride taking place the same weekend. Palm Springs, California lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley, within the Colorado Desert. It is approximately 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 140 miles northeast of San Diego. palmspringswomensjazzfestival.org visitpalmsprings.com