Michele Rosewoman

Honors & Achievements

Honors, Awards and Features

Michele Rosewoman and Quintessence were recipients of a 2008 (and 2003) Chamber Music America New Works: Creation and Presentation Grant, a component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project.

Michele and Quintessence were also recipients of the first Chamber Music America Encore grant (2006) which provided the means for further presentation of her 2003 commissioned work. "Advance Dance' was presented at the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle and at the Transart Jazz Festival in the Hudson Valley.

Ms. Rosewoman received an award from the City of Oakland during the city's 150th birthday celebration, recognizing outstanding contributions to the arts by Oakland natives. Other recipients include her mentor, pianist/organist Ed Kelly, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Sheila E, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Dorothy Morrison, The Gospel Hummingbirds, Oakland East Bay Symphony, John Handy, Edwin Hawkins, Bishop Walter Hawkins, members of Tower of Power, members of En Vogue and Jimmy McCracklin.

Several extensive online interviews featuring Michele Rosewoman are up at the All About Jazz. Latin Jazz and Jazz Journalist websites.

Articles featuring Michele Rosewoman, among others, include a Cadence Magazine (July 2003) cover story and extensive interview, and a feature article in New York Latina (Volume 10, No. 1, 2004).

Her unique contributions to the evolution of Latin Jazz are acknowledged in a Smithsonian Institute exhibit, entitled "Latin Jazz: la combinacion perfecta" in a time line that traces the evolution of this musical idiom from 1809-2002. See:

Michele and Quintessence debuted her first CMA - commissioned work, "Advance Dance" at the Donnel Library Theater on January 19, 2003 as part of the Chamber Music America Conference Commissioning Showcase. This performance was webcast on the American Music Center's website.

Ms. Rosewoman has been on numerous panels throughout the years including Chamber Music America, New York State Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council and Jazz Masters Award Midwest.

Michele and Quintessence were recipients of a 2003 Chamber Music America Community Project Grant and a 2004 Chamber Music America Resicency Grant.

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