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MUSICWOMAN with host Diva Joan Cartwright (Diva JC), features women who compose and perform their own music and men who support them. Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC Call in on (563) 999-3046, hit #1 to talk to the host. http://wijsf.org

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Jessie Laine Powell hails from Lexington, Kentucky. She grew up with her talented siblings, listening to gospel music. Jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, and Shirley Horn, along with the Lawrence Welk Show stirred her soul, dominating her musical taste. Her love for the stage, orchestras, and Jazz standards led her to Hollywood, California, where she opened for Nancy Wilson. She added countless television, theatrical, and radio appearances to her resume. After years out West, Jessie returned to Lexington, where a fateful meeting with a church friend lead to a musical partnership with producer and Jazz artist Eric Copeland, who collaborated on her debut album On the Edge with Gospel, Soul, and Jazz songs. Later, Jessie landed a role in the movie Heart of a Champion, directed by Richard Fitzpatrick, who sought music and soloists that conveyed the message of hope and perseverance. Jessie's vocals impacted the movie soundtrack, greatly. From 2015 to 2018, Jessie's tour schedule, included an annual performance at the East Hawaiian Jazz Festival, where she performed at multiple venues and churches, providing her melodic voice and inspirational lyrics with notable Jazz musicians. Jessie's singles include Like No Other Love, On The Edge, and Love Supreme, featuring Marion Meadows. Jessie leaves her fans feeling renewed and motivated as she takes you on an intimate musical journey. 2023 ALM Academy of Local Musicians Hall of Fame 2023 LEX Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2023APPY Award Nominee for Best R&B Artist and Best Jazz Artist www.jessielainepowell.com www.wijsf.org
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