3rd Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival

I had such a wonderful weekend of music, friendship and spiritual uplift. It was truly a pleasure performing with my Kababayans and an honor to meet Maestro Angel Pena. To make the experience more delicious, the Monday after the festival, we received a rave review from the L.A. Times. Thank you, Mr. Don Heckman, and thank you to all our friends who supported the event.

Liane Hansen and NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

English is my second language. Sometimes I struggle to express my thoughts, which still appear in my brain as Tagalog, my first language. Interviews can be challenging for me. I know what I want to say but sometimes the English doesn’t fully cooperate. Thanks to the great Liane Hansen and all the talented people who work on her show, “Weekend Edition,” my interview on NPR came out sounding halfway decent. Liane’s intelligence, kindness and sensitivity shine through in her interviewing technique, and she made me feel comfortable talking about some of my most important ideas – even if they were expressed in my second language. I’m grateful for the chance to share my story and my music with so many new listeners. Thank you, Liane!

Named One of the 100 Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.

p>I am thrilled to announce that I’ve been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States, in the “Innovator and Thought Leader” category, as the creator of Jazzipino and founder of the Jazz Society of the Philippines, USA (“JazzPhil-USA”). I am receiving my award on Oct 25-26 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC, at the 5th Filipino Women’s Summit. This is such great honor, and I’m looking forward to meeting all my other influential Filipina sisters!

For more information on the Filipina Summit: http://www.ffwn.org/FilipinaSummit5.htm

The Even Hipper List!

Here’s a freshly updated list of radio stations currently spinning Flippin’ Out. If you don’t see your favorite local outlet listed here, call or write them and tell them to get hip to Charmaine Clamor and “jazzipino” before you’re forced to change the dial!


KCRW, Santa Monica, CA (Tom Schnabel!);
KKJZ, Long Beach, CA (Bubba Jackson! Jai Rich! Nick Tyler! Paul James! Brad Williams!);
KHNS, Haines, AK;
WJAB, Huntsville, AL;
WUAL, Tuscaloosa, AL;
WVUA, Tuscaloosa, AL;
KABF, Little Rock, AR;
KAMP, Tuscon, AZ;
KHSU, Arcata, CA;
KDVS, Davis, CA;
KFSR, Fresno, CA;
KSJS, Gilroy, CA;
KUCI, Irvine, CA;
KPFK, Los Angeles, CA;
KVMR, Nevada City, CA;
KMUD, Redway, CA;
KUCR, Riverside, CA:
KKUP, Santa Clara, CA;
KCSM, San Mateo, CA (Chuy Varela! Chris Cortez!);
KSSU, Sacramento, CA;
KXJZ, Sacramento, CA;
KSDS, San Diego CA;
KJCC, San Jose, CA;
KCBX, San Luis Obispo, CA;
KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA;
KCME, Colorado Springs, CO (Lenny Mazel!);
KRCC, Fort Collins, CO;
KUVO, Denver, CO (Arturo Gomez!);
KBUT, Crested Butte, CO;
KDUR, Durango, CO;
KAFM, Grand Junction, CO;
KMSA, Grand Junction, CO;
KSUT, Ignacio, CO;
KDNK, Carbondale, CO;
KVNF, Paonia, CO;
WCNI, New London, CT;
WHUS, Storrs, CT;
WWUH, West Hartford, CT;
WPKN, Bridgeport, CT;
WNHU, West Haven, CT;
WPFW, Washington, DC;
WDNA, Miami, FL;
WMNF, Tampa, FL;
WCLK, Atlanta, GA;
KTUH, Honolulu, HI;
KALA, Davenport, IA;
KDIC, Grinnell, IA;
KURE, Ames, IA;
KUNI, Cedar Falls, IA;
KWLC, Decorah, IA:
KBSU, Boise, ID;
WEIU, Charleston, IL:
WSIE, Glen Carbon, IL;
WEFT, Champaign, IL;
WUEV, Evansville, IN;
KANU, Lawrence, KA;
WMUW, Wichita, KS;
WRFL, Lexington, KY;
WFPK, Louisville, KY;
KRVS, Lafayette, LA;
WGBH, Boston, MA;
WMUA, Amherst, MA;
WFCR, Amherst, MA;
WRBB, Boston, MA;
WMBR, Cambridge, MA;
WMFO, Medford, MA;
WSHL, North Easton, MA;
WMHC, South Hadley, MA;
WEAA, Baltimore, MD;
WESM, Princess Anne, MD;
WMEB, Orono, ME;
WMPG, Portland, ME;
WMHB, Waterville, ME;
WUPI; Presque Isle, ME;
WCKS, Allendale, MI;
WCBN, Ann Arbor, MI;
WHFR, Dearborn, MI;
WDET, Detroit, MI;
WRJC, Detroit, MI;
WVMV, Farmington Hills, MI;
WYCE, Grand Rapids, MI;
WCMU, Mount Pleasant, MI;
WXOU, Rochester, MI;
WNMC, Traverse City, MI;
WIDR, Kalamazoo, MI;
KMSU, Mankato, MN;
KBEM, Minneapolis, MN;
KFAI, Minneapolis, MN;
KVSC, St. Cloud, MN;
KKFI, Kansas City, MO;
KMNR, Rolla, MO;
KDHX, St. Louis, MO;
KWUR, St. Louis, MO;
WUSM, Hattiesburg, MS;
KBGA, Missoula, MT;
WPVM, Asheville, NC;
WXYC, Chapel-Hill, NC;
WNCU, Durham, NC;
WXDU, Durham, NC;
WTEB, Greenville, NC;
WNCU, Hillsborough, NC;
WSHA, Raleigh, NC;
WKNC, Raleigh, NC;
WSNC, Winston-Salem, NC;
KFJM, Grand Forks, ND;
KRNU, Lincoln, NE;
KIOS, Omaha, NE
WUNH, Durham, NH;
WNEC, Henniker, NH;
WKNH, Keene, NH;
WPCR, Plymouth, NH;
WTSR, Ewing, NJ;
KUNM, Alburquerque, NM;
KRUX, Las Cruces, NM;
KGLP, Gallup, NM;
KTEK, Soccorro, NM;
KUNV, Las Vegas, NV;
WBNY, Buffalo, NY;
WBCR, Brooklyn, NY;
WHCL, Clinton, NY;
WSJU, Jamaica, NY;
WFIT, NY, NY;
WKCR, NY, NY;
WSVA, NY, NY
WFNP, New Paltz, NY;
WAIH, Potsdam, NY;
WVKR, Poughkeepsie, NY;
WBZE, Red Hook, NY;
WUSB, Stony Brook, NY;
WAER, Syracuse, NY (Eric Cohen!);
WGMC, Rochester, NY;
WITR, Rochester, NY;
WVXU, Cincinnati, OH;
WCPN, Cleveland, OH;
WRUW, Cleveland, OH;
WCSB, Cleveland, OH;
WCBE, Columbus, OH;
KBUX, Columbus, OH;
WDPS, Dayton, OH;
WOUB, Athens, OH;
WBGU, Bowling Green, OH;
WXTS, Toledo, OH;
WXUT, Toledo, OH;
KRSC, Claremore, OK;
KBOO, Portland, OR;
KSMF, Ashland, OR;
KLCC, Eugene, OR;
KVGA, Eugene, OR;
KEOL, La Grande, OR;
KMHD, Greshem, OR;
WDCV, Carlisle, PA;
WUPJ, Johnstown, PA;
WARC, Meadville, PA;
WVIA, Pittston, PA;
WRCT, Pittsburgh, PA;
WRTI, Philadelphia, PA;
WUSR, Scranton, PA;
WRIU, Kingston, RI;
WUSC, Columbia, SC;
WUTK, Knoxville, TN;
WMOT, Murfressboro, TN;
KSAU, Nacogdoches, TX;
KUT, Austin, TX;
KWCR, Ogden, UT;
KZMU, Moab, UT;
KRCL, Salt Lake City, UT;
WTJU, Charlottesville, VA (David Eisenman!);
WHRV, Norfolk, VA (Jae Sinnett!);
WDCE, Richmond, VA;
WRIR, Richmond, VA;
WCVW, Richmond, VA;
WWPV, Burlington, VT (George Thomas!);
WVPR, Colchester, VT;
WJSC, Johnson, VT;
WJDR, Plainfield, VT
WNCS, Waitsfield, VT;
KEWU, Cheney, WA;
KBCS, Bellevue, WA;
KCWU, Ellensberg, WA;
KAOS, Olympia, WA;
KEXP, Seattle, WA;
KWCW, Walla Walla, WA;
WMSE, Milwaukee, WI;
WORT, Madison, WI;
WSUM, Madison, WI;
WWVU, Morgantown, WV;
WFMT, Alameda/Syndicated (Bob Parlocha!);
WRTU, San Juan, PUERTO RICO;
CHUO, Ottawa, CANADA;
CKCU, Ontario, CANADA;
CHRW, Ontario, CANADA;
RACR, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
RJAZ, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

The Hip List!

These are the radio stations currently playing Flippin’ Out. If you don’t see your local broadcaster listed, call them up and tell them to get hip to Charmaine Clamor and jazzipino!

KCRW, Los Angeles, CA (Tom Schnabel!);
KKJZ, Long Beach, CA (Bubba Jackson! Jai Rich! Nick Tyler! Paul James! Brad Williams!);
KSDS, San Diego, CA;
KUCI, Irvine, CA;
KCBX, San Luis Obisbo, CA;
KDVS, Davis, CA;
KFSR, Fresno, CA;
KSJS, Gilroy, CA;
KMUD, Redway, CA;
KKUP, Santa Clara, CA;
KCSM, San Mateo, CA (Chuy Varela! Chris Cortez!);
KAMP, Tuscon, AZ;
KUNM, Alburquerque, NM;
KRUX, Las Cruces, NM;
WEAA, Baltimore, MD;
WESM, Princess Anne, MD;
WPFW, Washington DC;
WDCV, Carlisle, PA;
WUPJ, Johnstown, PA;
WARC, Meadville, PA;
WVIA, Pittston, PA;
WRCT, Pittsburgh, PA;
WRTI, Philadelphia, PA;
WUSR, Scranton, PA;
WTJU, Charlottesville, VA (David Eisenman!);
WHRV, Norfolk, VA (Jae Sinnett!);
WDCE, Richmond, VA;
WRIR, Richmond, VA;
WRFL, Lexington, KY;
WFPK, Louisville, KY;
WCKS, Allendale, MI;
WCBN, Ann Arbor, MI;
WYCE, Grand Rapids, MI;
WNMC, Traverse City, MI;
WIDR, Kalamazoo, MI;
WRCJ, Detroit, MI;
WVMV, Farmington Hills, MI;
WXTS, Toledo, OH;
WBGU, Bowling Green, OH;
WVXU, Cincinnati, OH;
WRUW, Cleveland, OH;
WCBE, Columbus, OH;
WDPS, Dayton, OH;
WSIE, Glen Carbon, IL;
WGLT, Normal, IL;
WEFT, Champaign, IL;
WMSE, Milwaukee, WI;
KBEM, Minneapolis, MN;
KVSC, St. Cloud, MN;
WAER, Syracuse (Eric Cohen!);
WGBH, Boston, MA;
WMPG, Portland, ME;
WGMC, Rochester, NY;
WITR, Rochester, NY;
WVPR, Colchester, VT;
WWPV, Burlington, VT (George Thomas!);
WFMT, Alameda/Syndicated (Bob Parlocha!);
KCME, Colorado Springs, CO (Lenny Mazel!);
KRCC, Fort Collins, CO;
KUVO, Denver, CO;
KBUT, Crested Butte, CO;
KDUR, Durango, CO;
KAFM, Grand Junction, CO;
KSUT, Ignacio, CO;
KDNK, Carbondale, CO;
KVNF, Paonia, CO;
KUNV, Las Vegas, NV;
KALA, Davenport, IA;
KDIC, Grinnell, IA;
KKFI, Kansas City, MO;
KWUR, St. Louis, MO;
KANU, Lawrence, KA;
KRSC, Claremore, OK;
KMHD, Greshem, OR;
KSMF, Ashland, OR;
KLCC, Eugene, OR;
KEOL, La Grande, OR;
KBOO, Portland, OR;
KEWU, Cheney, WA;
KBCS, Bellevue, WA;
KWCR, Ogden, UT;
KABF, Little Rock, AK;
KHNS, Haines, AK;
KSAU, Nacogdoches, TX;
WUTK, Austin, TX;
WDNA, Miami, FL;
WCLK, Atlanta, GA;
WTEB, Greenville, NC;
WNCU, Hillsborough, NC;
WSHA, Raleigh, NC;
WKNC, Raleigh, NC;
WXYC, Chapel-Hill, NC;
WSNC, Winston-Salem, NC;
WMOT, Murfressboro, TN;
WUTK, Knoxville, TN;
WJAB, Huntsville, AL;
WMNF, Tampa, FL;
KRVS, Lafayette, LA;
WKZE, Red Hook, NY;
WBCR, Brooklyn, NY;
WFIT, NYC;
WVKR, Poughkeepsie, NY;
WCNI, New London, CT;
WHUS, Storrs, CT;
WWUH, West Hartford, CT;
WPKN, Bridgeport, CT;
WMUA, Amherst, MA;
WMBR, Cambridge, MA;
WMFO, Medford, MA;
WMHB, Waterville, ME;
WUNH, Durham, NH;
WRTU, San Juan, PUERTO RICO;
CKCU, Ontario, CANADA;
CHRW, Ontario, CANADA;
RACR, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

Flippin’ Out Makes the World Charts!

I feel extremely blessed. Thank you all for your support!
-CC
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First for Filipino Music

Jazz Singer Charmaine Clamor Makes the World Music Charts

The latest JazzWeek World Radio charts contain a historic first: A Filipino singer has one of the most played records in America.

Filipino-American Charmaine Clamor, the creator of jazzipino, a musical form that combines American jazz and blues with the melodies, languages and instruments of traditional Filipino music, has earned this exclusive honor. Her new album, Flippin’ Out, which contains beloved kundiman and harana presented with contemporary soul and swing, debuted at #27 on the national charts. According to JazzWeek, her Flippin’ Out (FreeHam Records) CD was the #3 most popular new record of the week.
Clamor’s appearance on the World Music Chart puts her in the same company as international artists like Bob Marley, Arturo Sandoval, and Bebel Gilberto.

“As a recording artist, I’ve had a lifelong dream of bringing the music of my people to the whole wide world,” Clamor said. “The response from American radio programmers has been overwhelming. I’m thrilled that the richness of our beautiful Filipino musical culture is being enjoyed all over the United States.”

Flippin’ Out’s heavy airplay across America and in Australia and Canada, has introduced mainstream listeners to Filipino standards like “Dahil Sa’yo,” “Minamahal Kita,” and “Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan.” And they are coming out in droves to hear Charmaine Clamor sing live. To celebrate the release of Flippin’ Out, her next West Coast appearance will be August 31 and September 1 at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club, followed by dates on the East Coast in New York, New Jersey, and Boston.

Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club is located at 6725 Sunset Blvd, in Hollywood. Reservations for Ms. Clamor’s exclusive appearance on August 31 and September 1 can be made by phone: 323/466-2210, or online at www.CatalinaJazzClub.com

“My Funny Brown Pinay” — an inspiration

Here is a wonderful letter from a poet/DJ from 98.1FM WKZE

Hi Charmaine,

My name is Jerrice Baptiste. I have radio show called Women of Note 0n 98.1FM WKZE in Red Hook, NY. I have been listening to your album Flippin’ Out. I love jazz and play many female jazz artists on my show. I also play music from female artists all over the world.

I do love your song My Funny Brown Pinay. I was really moved by the story that inspired you to write the lyrics for that song. I am very devoted to the empowerement of women every where. I’ve also experienced the same issue with the women from my own country Haiti.

So I will open my show tomorrow morning with your song. I am also a Poet so I always end my show by reading a different poem every saturday. I must say that your song has prompted me to read tomorrow morning, a poem that I wrote last year titled How Beautiful of A Creation.

If you would like to listen to my show tomorrow you can visit online www.WKZE.com and click on the listen Live link. I have listeners from all over the world. Thanks for appreciating the beauty of Filippinas and women all over the world. Keep up the good work.

Blessings,

Jerrice Baptiste

AuthenticPoetry.com

WKZE.com

Thanks to Myrna Daniels of LA Jazz Scene

Big thanks to Ms. Myrna Daniels for such a wonderful piece she wrote about me in LA Jazz Scene. It’s three pages long! Myrna really outdid herself this time. The writing is beautiful, and she captured so clearly my musical passions and goals.

I truly appreciate Myrna’s support of me, of other aspiring musical talents, and of the whole jazz community. It is such an honor to be on the cover of the best jazz paper in Los Angeles.

For my friends in Los Angeles: Grab a copy of the latest LA Jazz Scene! Aside from Myrna’s wonderful profile, it contains so many other great stories, reviews, and all the jazz happenings in L.A.

3rd Annual Filipino-American Jazzfest Wants You!

I’m proud to be involved with JazzPhil-USA, a nonprofit orgranization that promotes Filipino and Filipino-American jazz artists to both the Filipino community and the mainstream. JazzPhil-USA’ s signature event, the annual Fil-Am Jazzfest, will happen in Hollywood, California, at the Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club, on December 7, 8, and 9. In addition to awesome concerts featuring top Filipino musicians, we’ll also have a screening of the historic documentary, “Pinoy Jazz.”

JazzPhil-USA wants you! The organization needs volunteers, members, sponsors, artists — anyone who wants to get involved with Filipino Jazz in an intimate, behind-the-scenes way. Information on all the opportunities can be found at the JazzPhil-USA Website: http://www. JazzPhil-USA.com.

I hope you’ll join us!

Minamahal Kita” Made History

Dearest Kababayan,

I am very proud to announce that our beloved Kundiman from my upcoming album, Flippin’ Out, “Minamahal Kita” (which means “I am loving you”), was played on air at KCRW 89.9FM, a major Los Angeles radio station on June 24th at 2:40 PM. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time our classic ballad and our language was played on a major U.S. airwave! I was very touched when I found out, as this was one of the main reasons I pursued singing — to have our language and our beloved songs enjoyed by the whole world!

As an immigrant in this country for now 19 years, I never stopped yearning for home. Hearing our music on the radio gave me a little piece of it and made me wanted to connect with all of you, my beloved brothers and sisters.

Mabuhay ang Pilipino!