Judith-Kate Friedman



 


June Greetings!

Welcome to the officlal website of Judith-Kate Friedman.

JK and Daniel Deardorff at Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger photo Al Bergstein

JK's on the road this month returning to WASHINGTON DC to sing, speak, teach and collaborate at the Creative Aging Leadership Exchange and Conference June 10-14. She'll be songwriting with communities June 16-19 in Virginia (rural Amherst county, Lynchburg, Alexandria), June 20 at New York City's SAGE Center and on Philadelphia's "Boomer Generation Radio" on WWDB-AM June 24. She'd like to add a house concert or two.
>> If you're in NYC, NJ, PA or DC and would like to host - drop us a line!

Summertime Soulfulness: JK and Daniel bring their 4-day course "In the Middle of All Creation: Fierce Beauty and the Artful Life" at Ruach Ha'aretz (Spirit of the Earth) Retreat Center in Canby, OR July 7-14.

On July 27th, "Sirens Sing" brings singer-songwriters Aba Kiser (Abakis), Aimée RIngle, Kate Copeland and Judith-Kate Friedman together for a day celebrating the power of song and the voices of women performers. Join them at 3pm for an interactive Forum on Songwriting Art and Craft and for an evening in concert brimming with collaborative magic at 7pm - all at the Cotton Building in downtown Port Townsend. Details soon.

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APRIL & MAY

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO THE ENCORE PERFORMANCE IN TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER 4/27 at Key City Public Theatre
in Port Townsend.

We had an SRO night (again!) and will be bringing a 3rd TRIBUTE CONCERT "Pete and Woody" to KCPT in mid September.

Stay Tuned for details.


Judith-Kate, Daniel Deardorff, Mike James, Gretchen Sleicher, JJ Jenkins, Joe Breskin and host Marcia Perlstein rocked a full house on 4/27.


Sunday March 23rd 7:30pm
Wild Songs & Surprises: An evening with Judith-Kate Friedman.
Original songs and improvisations on themes of love, liberty and justice.
Odd Fellows Hall, 122 Haven Road, Eastsound, WA (Orcas Is.)
Opening set by Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz
Suggested donation $12 at the door.
Info & Reservations: sharmuse@gmail.com

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Weds March 12th 5:30-7:30pm • Songwriting Works' 2nd song-potluck celebrates the great songs and wit of Malvina Reynolds.
Judith-Kate Friedman and Daniel Deardorff host.
Details on the event facebook page.

Sun March 16th 2 til 5pm.
Songwriting! Sources for Success with Judith-Kate Friedman
A workshop/playshop for songsmiths, singers, instrumentalists, improvisers and the curious. All levels of experience welcome.
Workshop fee $20-$35 sliding scale benefits Songwriting Works
To reserve your space contribute on-line here or call 360.385.1160

Both events will be held @ Songwriting Works' new Song Studio, 824 Grant St #1, enter up drive off 9th st. between Sheridan and Grant. Port Townsend. Wheelchair accessible. No pets or scented products please.

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March 1st - Saturday 7:30pm
Wild Songs & Surprises: An evening with Judith-Kate Friedman. Original songs and improvisations on themes of love, liberty and justice.
Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl. N, Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood 98103. $15 suggested donation at door. Advance tickets at brownpapertickets. Reservations & Info: rebelvoz@aol.com or 206-524-7753
Details and e-postcard on the event facebook page.

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Thanks to all who came to recent shows in Seattle and Port Townsend!
In response to our SRO crowd for Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger 2/28
Key City Playhouse has added an encore performance April 27th.
Tickets are now available at the box office and online. Reserve your seats now!

Seattle 3/1 was a great evening including a brand new song "Justice/Murmerations" with harmonies from Rebel Voices' Janet Stecher and Susan Lewis.

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Feb 28th - Friday 7:30pm
"Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger"
Port Townsend's Key City Playhouse.
7:30pm. Performers include Judith-Kate Friedman, Daniel Deardorff, Kat Eggleston, Laurence Cole, Aimée Ringle, JJ Jenkins, Aimee Kelly, Joe Breskin, and host Marcia Perlstein.
$15 suggested donation at door. Advance tickets at kcpt box office or online. Details on the event facebook page

Folllow Judith-Kate on Facebook and Soundcloud.

DECEMBER 11th 2013:
Songwriting Works' LIFE'S A SONG KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SUCCESS! THank you all!!!!

DECEMBER 9th - Songwriting Works™ workshop with the Tremble Clefs (Parkinson's choir) in Newton, MA

DECEMBER 8th - Judith-Kate demonstrates the Songwriting Works™ approach to community songwriting and the power of music to enhance memory and connection with families facing new diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease. Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Boston, Waltham, MA.

DECEMBER 6th 2013:
Judith-Kate Friedman performs at the New Old Time Chattaqua, American Legion Hall, Port Townsend, WA

NOVEMBER 15th 2013:
Psalms, Songs and Stories concert and interactive lecture at Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos, CA with Judith-Kate Friedman and Rabbi Sheldon Marder

NOVEMBER 10th 2013:
3rd Annual Songwriting Works' Community SONGFEST, Port Townsend, WA

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JUNE 20th 2013

We had an excellent SRO turnout for Songwriting Works' first song through health forum on June 18th at Port Townsend's Cotton Building. Thanks to Drs. Ken Isaacs and Mark Jude Tramo and Daniel Deardorff (pictured center to right) for bringing their expertise on Neuroscience, Song & the Oral Tradition to the Olympic Peninsula. For details on the event and forthcoming web publications, check back here. And visit www.songwritingworks.org

Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, The Washington Health Foundation, and the Port Townsend Arts Commission for support.

JUNE 8 2013
We just completed 4 days of recordingbasics for the new Songwriting Works™ Olympic Peninsula CD with Orville Johnson producing. An excellent time with nine musicians in the mix: myself plus Matt Sircely, Keeth Monta Apgar, Anke Summerhill, Aimée Ringle Daniel Deardorff, Laurence Cole, Orville and ToolShed Soundlab studio owner George Rezendes.

Next week we explore Music & the Brain with two noted neurologists Dr. Mark Jude Tramo and Dr. Kenneth Isaacs along with Daniel Deardorff of the Mythsinger Foundation and Fisher Qua of the Washington Health Foundation. This first of its kind event on the Olympic Peninsula is a be-there occassion! Hope you can join us.

--Best to you always! -JK

 

 

 

APRIL ~

Greetings!
I'm back from Hawai'i and Chicago - it's Spring and this Wednesday April 10th I'm returning to the Upstage in Port Townsend with dear musical pals Daniel Deardorff, Joe Breskin, Laurence Cole, Ash Devine, Kreea Baabahar, Velda Thomas and Michael Townsend a.k.a. the Bricoleurs

Come join us for an inspired night of original song & improvisations.
Come hear what we're cooking.
Doors open at 6 for dinner. Show at 7:30. Kreea opens. For info and reservations call 360-385-2216 or go to the Upstage on line.

FUNds raised support my continuing studies with Rhiannon and 16 singers from around the world. Next stop, Point Reyes, CA.

Hope to see you soon!

Love and blessings,
Judith-Kate

 

February:

Heading back to Port Townsend this week after a month on the road. It's a great year so far.

I'm grateful to all who came down to the Upstage Jan 10th. We had a splendid time...

For a sample check out 'Still With Me' on youtube.

Thanks to Daniel Deardorff, Joe Breskin, Laurence Cole, Ash Devine, Kreea Baabahar, and Velda Thomas - my dream band!

Glad to have more songs up on the web now via facebook and soundcloud. And to have just completed a new song for friend and musical compadre Jon Fromer who passed away on Jan 2nd. Here's the link.

More news soon.

Love and blessings,
Judith-Kate

January 10 Upstage Concert press release click here.

Award-winning songwriter/vocalist Judith-Kate Friedman will bring her unique blend of folk, roots, jazz, blues, choral/world music traditions and improvisation to the Upstage with special guests Daniel Deardorff (vocals, guitar, percussion), Joe Breskin (lead guitar), Laurence Cole (vocals, percussion) and Ash Devine (vocals). Kreea Baabahar will open the show. The concert will take place at the Upstage, 923 Washington St. in Port Townsend. Tickets will be available by reservation and at the door. General admission is by donation based on a sliding scale: $10-20. All ages are welcome. For reservations, which are recommended, call the Upstage: 360.385.2216.

In this long-awaited concert, Friedman, well-known on the Olympic Peninsula as the catalyst behind local music non-profit Songwriting Works Educational Foundation, will showcase her own original compositions and improvisations in collaboration with five of Port Townsend’s favorite performing musicians. The artists, who have frequently performed and worked on community projects together, are joining in support of Friedman’s latest adventure: A year of dedicated vocal study, practice, recording and musical leadership training which will take place close to home and in Hawai’i, California, and Montreal with her long-time mentor jazz singer and improvisational storyteller Rhiannon.

Read more about the artists, click here.

Check Judith-Kate's YOUTUBE channel for video and click the images to left to hear music from CDs and projects.

Learn more about Songwriting Works Educational Foundation here.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!