Volume VII, 2024


Simon & Garfunkel

"Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together

I've got some real estate here in my bag"

So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies

And walked off to look for America

"Kathy", I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh

"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"

It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw

I've gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus

Playing games with the faces

She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy

I said "Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera"

"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat"

"We smoked the last one an hour ago"

So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine

And the moon rose over an open field

"Kathy, I'm lost", I said, though I knew she was sleeping

I'm empty and aching and I don't know why

Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike

They've all come to look for America

All come to look for America

All come to look for America

Dear Friends

Simon & Garfunkel's song "America" came to my mind as I was thinking about July 4 celebrations and returning to Bloomington for the next two months. In July 1988 we packed our bags and a guitar to look for America. Much has changed, we've seen wars, economic crisis, pandemic, but our friendships and communities remain and hold us up - let's celebrate togetherness this 4th of July!

July 19 is the official release of "All In Good Time" by Monika Herzig's Sheroes on Zoho Records - here is a preorder link The first single, title track "All In Good Time" is already available on all streaming services and the second single "Parade of Sadness" will be released July 5. Type in Monika Herzig's Sheroes, add them to your playlists, like them, follow Monika Herzig's Sheroes, and play them often - thank you!

More exciting news - Sheroes will perform at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Monday, September 2, 6:15pm! Our tour, with the generous support of a South Arts Touring Grant, will include two of the largest US Jazz Festival: DC Jazz Fest on September 1 and the Detroit Jazz Festival - what a way to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and our 4th album release. Below are all the tour dates, including the European and Asian Tour - thank you also to the Austrian Ministry of Culture and the US Embassy in Nepal for additioanl support, as well as USArtist International funds the MidAtlantic Arts. Hope to see you somewhere - ticket links for the US Tour are also below.

Kickstarter supporters - you should have received a request from Kickstarter to share your address so your rewards can go out in July, thank you!

A few notes for my academic and research colleagues and friends:

  1. Callout for the 4th Conference for Artistic Research in Jazz October 3-5, just a few more days to submit - details here.
  2. Interested in peer reviewing for the new Journal for Artistic Research in Jazz - email me?
  3. Apply until October 15 for the JEN/EFCF Research Fellowship for up to $5000 support for a jazz research project.

Happy 4th of July


Some impressions from our Tribute to Wes Montgomery in Cologne, Duke Ellington @ 125, and the Divas Jazz Festival in Rome

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 3, 5:45pm, Frau Mayer, Vienna, Peter and Monika

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30pm Blockhourse, Bloomington - Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Saturday, July 20, 9:30pm, Chatterbox, Indianapolis - Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Animals & All That Jazz, Indianapolis Zoo, BeebleBrox Reunion

Wednesday, July 31, noon, Eskenazy Hospital Indianapolis, Monika Herzig piano

Friday, August 2, 5:30pm, Juniper Arts Gallery, Bloomington - First Friday with Monika and Peter

Saturday, August 3, 8:30 - 12, Woolery Farmers Market, Bloomington

Friday, August 23, 9:30pm, Chatterbox, Indianapolis - Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

SHEROES 10th Anniversary Album Release Tour

US Tour supported by Jazz Road Tours

August 25 Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis

August 26 White's Lawn, Bloomington

Augsut 27 Caffe Vivace, Cincinnatti

August 28 Merriman's Playhouse, South Bend

August 30 Bop Stop, Cleveland

Sep 1 DC Jazz Festival

Sep 2 Detroit Jazz Festival

Europe/ Nepal/ India supported by USArtist International

October 11 Stockwerk, Graz

October 12 Theater Tribüne, Linz

October 13 Porgy & Bess, Wien

October 14 Ella & Louis, Mannheim

October 16 Jazzwoche, Hannover

October 18 Biberach Jazzclub

October 19 Femina Jazz, Cafe Berlin, Madrid

October 22-31 Jazzmandu Festival, Nepal

November 1/2 Piano Man, New Delhi

GET READY FOR RELEASE JULY 19 - the second single Parade of Sadness will be out July 5, title track All In Good Time is already released - like, add, play and repeat on your favorite streaming service -

Opportunity Alert

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Trust Foundation in collaboration with the Jazz Education Network is offering a Jazz Research Fellowship - applications open until October 15. More info here.. Article submissions to Jazz Education in Research and Practice are also open here.

Streaming Links - click on the image of your favorite service, like, download, share, play often!

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Here is the Talking Jazz Episode on our Sheroes Project and an overview on our Mission and History - enjoy!

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