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10.22.15 - RISE Music Series at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA)

10.12.15 - Arts Northwest Women of the World Showcase (Boise, ID)

09.21.15 - Peace Day - live streaming all day.

Delighted that both Women of the World and Berklee Indian Ensemble tracks will be streamed for Peace day here.

09.21.15 - University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series

09.20.15 - Women of the World plays a double bill with Banda Magda at The Falcon (Malboro, NY)

This is going to be such a fun performance. Check out Banda Magda and get your tickets here.

09.18.15 - Saheli Annual Gala Fundraiser (Waltham, MA)

09.17.15 - Women Moving Millions Annual Summit

09.10.15 - Women of the World Arts Midwest Spotlight Showcase (Kansas City)

09.5.15 - Women of the World at Martha's Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest

More details available here.

08.15.15 - Playing with A.R. Rahman for his Greatest Hits Concert at the O2 Arena, London

Tickets available here.

05.21.15 - 06.15.15 - Touring with A.R. Rahman for his 2015 North America Intimate Tour

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE A.R. Rahman fan, and it has been a childhood dream of mine to collaborate with him. This year, that dream became reality. Just returned from Chennai after rehearsals with the legend himself and an incredible band handpicked by the maestro for his North America Intimate Tour Series with shows across United States and Canada. More information about tickets/venues here. Meantime, here's a list of the 18 concerts for an easy reference!

21 May Huntington, NY The Paramount

22 May Hartford, CT The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts - Mortensen Hall

24 & 25 May Toronto, ON Sony Center for the Performing Arts

27 May Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

28 May New York, NY The Beacon Theatre

29 May Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts

31 May Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre

01 June Kansas City, MO, Kansas City Music Hall

03 June Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

04 & 05 June Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall

07 June Las Vegas, NV The Axis at Planet Hollywood

10 June Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

11 June San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Center

12 June San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Center

14 & 15 June Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater

05.16.15 - Women of the World hosts National round of Harmony Sweepstakes

04.07.15 - "Parallel Lives" Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf - curated by Nona Hendryx at Harlem Stage Theater

Nona Hendryx is one of my many mentors in the music world. She is a true inspiration. This is a concert not to be missed. We will be joined by an incredible cast of musicians, dancers, actors, spoken word artists, and more. More information about tickets here.

04.30.15 - 2015 Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon

04.25.15 - 11th Annual Sandy Sprint 5k or 10k Superhero Run/Walk & Canine Sprint at Philadelphia Museum of Art

04.19.15 - Women of the World hosts Boston Harmony Sweepstakes

04.07.15 - Women of the World debut concert in China

Yes! Finally visiting China! We will be performing in Shanghai at the QSW Culture Center. Please let your friends and family know about the concert.

03.09.15 - 04.05.15 - 2nd Women of the World Japan Tour (2015).

So excited to be returning to beautiful Japan for our second tour. We will be doing 18 shows across the country. Grateful to the amazing Tokyo Ro-on for supporting our journey. More information on tour dates/venues here. Hope to see you there!

03.08.15 - Women's Day Brunch at the Blue Note Jazz Club.

Delighted to be back at the Blue Note this year. Tickets available here.

03.07.15 - Berklee Indian Ensemble covers "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera" with a special appearance by the legendary A.R. Rahman himself

We were so delighted, honored, and blessed to have Mr. Rahman join the Berklee Ensemble for this re-arrangement of his classic piece.

02.11.15 - Sam Hanser Memorial concert

01.31.15 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts Night

01.25.15 - Annual Berklee LA Alumni Brunch (2015)

01.24.15 - Los Angeles A Cappella Festival.

Purchase tickets here

01.22.15 - 01.23.15 - Women of the World at NAMM,

performing at the Telefunken booth ~ HALL A, Booth # 6721

01.17.15 - Performance at Kalani Arts Center

with special guest, Rhiannon

01.16.15 - School workshop "Musical Tour Around the World" at Volcano School of Arts & Sciences

01.11.15 - Performance at Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center

01.09.15 - Community Workshop at Kauai Community College

01.01.15 - 01.16.15 - Women of the World embarks on the Steelgrass Residency at the amazing Steelgrass Farm

Thanks to Berklee College of Music for granting Women of the World this beautiful opportunity to record and perform in Kauai, Hawaii.

11.21.14 - Women of the World "Caravan of Sounds" at The Regattabar, MA

We're back, this time, with Egyptian and Swedish music, and a host of surprise guest artists! Hope to see you soon. More details here.

11.20.14 - Performing with "The Note Thieves" at David Friend Recital Hall, MA

Excited to sing with my dear friend and Berklee colleague, the amazing composer-arranger-violinist extraordinaire, Helen Sherrah-Davies at the David Friend at 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. It's a free concert. Doors open at 7.15pm. Show is from 7.30-8.30pm. Much joy in this music. And much experimentation - just my kind of thing!

9.20.14 - Berklee Indian Ensemble covers "Jiya Jale"

Our tribute to the legendary, Mr. A.R. Rahman

8.25.14 - The A.R. Rahman frenzy begins

We've spent about 45 days trying to figure out what NOT to perform at the Symphony Hall concert. So much incredible music to choose from!

8.1.14 - A.R. Rahman to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee

Honored to be the Artistic Director and Producer of this historic event. More information about the Doctorate and Master class here. Book your tickets now before they're sold out!

7.7.14 - WOW with Nona Hendryx at Joe's Pub, NYC

So thrilled to be performing with the amazing Nona Hendryx again. More details here.

5.23.14 - WOW @ Blue Note, NYC

Women of the World is back at the Blue Note on Friday, May 23rd. Join us for a midnight summer celebration. More details here.

5.6.14 - Berklee Indian Ensemble presents "Natyanjali, Swaranjali"

Delighted to announce our next production with the 47 students from 16 countries performing Indian classical, folk and contemporary music. This year, we have a renowned Kathak and Odissi danseuse, Yogini Gandhi, from India. Tickets available online and at the Berklee Performance Center box office.

4.12.14 - The Annette Philip Quintet at Belmont

Had a fabulous time at a recent master class and workshop the gentlemen and I conducted at the Belmont High School. Incredible singers in their vocal jazz ensemble, led by Sean Landers. Lots of talent to watch out for in the future.

Back after a long online hiatus

2012 and 2013 were interesting years of growth, exploration, and discovery. At some point, I will update you on all that I was part of... but suffice it to say, I am incredibly grateful. The Jazz Urbane released our first CD, co-produced by the late George Duke; Women of the World just became the 2014 National USA A Cappella Champions at the prestigious Harmony Sweepstakes (the longest running US A Cappella festival); the Annette Philip Quintet is in the process of recording an EP of original works; The Berklee Indian Ensemble performed with the wonderful Clinton Cerejo, and we released a music video; and I am now an avid Boston bicycle rider! Life is good. More updates soon!

10.20.12 - Women of the World in Lexington, MA

October 20th, Saturday, 7pm - Women of the World performs at the Maxwell Auditorium, National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Ticket information here.

This is our first collaboration with World On Stage - an organization committed to showcasing and promoting new and exciting performers on the world music stage. We hope to see you there!

9.23.12 - Blue Note Debut

It's coming up! On Sunday, September 23rd, I will be debuting at the Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC with my group, Women of the World. We'll also be releasing the USA version of CD "Koloro" that day! Please spread the world to your family and friends. Thank you all for your continued support.

8.14.12 - Japan Tour

Women of the World just arrived in Japan today. We have a two week tour from Aug 14 - 29th with concerts in five cities across the country. Everything I've experienced so far has been overwhelmingly beautiful. The people are sincere and kind, the audiences - responsive, the technology - state of the art, and don't even get me started on the food! So very grateful. If you're in Tokyo, Kitai-Ibaraki, Himeji, Kobe, or Kumamoto - come watch our concerts! We're a happy bunch, and we'd love to share our music with you!

May Concerts

May 18th, Friday, 9.30pm - The Annette Philip Quintet at The Acton Jazz Cafe, 452 Great Road, Acton, MA.

May 26th, Saturday, 6-11.30pm - Women of the World are proud to perform at the very first "FestiBal Astéroïde" at the ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Lab, New York.

Women of the World will be joined by Sufi Singer/Songwriter Arooj Aftab, LP endorsed percussionist Marcelo Woloski “In the Loop”, French pop group Banda Magda, and a “Forro Dance Party” led by Brazilian “Madame Forro” Liliana Araújo. More details here. Admission: $10/-

"Taal - Sounds of India"

April 27, 2012 - Humbled and grateful for tonight. We are blessed that we are able to do what we love every single day. This is a blessing not to be taken for granted. Had an incredibly moving and powerful experience at "Taal - Sounds of India" the final concert presented by my dear Indian Ensemble family at Berklee. What a blessing all of you are. 8 hours every week was no joke, but you made it happen, and happen with sincerity, commitment, joy, and much laughter. Thank you for sharing and giving of yourselves. I love you all dearly. And I can't wait to sing together again.

I heard there were close to 200 people who showed up tonight for the concert. Many left, not being able to get into or even near the Loft. The movement grows.

Warmth, love, light and happy Ga-ga-re-sa's for our journey onward... Here's a glimpse into our post-concert huddle!

Celebrating Clarence...

April 13, 2012 - Today was an intense day. I found out that my friend, Clarence Gonsalves, passed away yesterday at the age of 27. He had been battling stomach cancer since the age of 22, and then succumbed succumbed to ITP yesterday. He was a gem of a person, an extraordinary bassist, performer, composer, but most importantly, a beautiful spirit and soul. No matter how much he struggled health-wise, he always had a smile for you, and was always a reliable bandmate. Clarence, you are loved and missed. And we were all blessed to know you...

Later today, I had a beautiful experience with the one and only Raul Midón. So grateful for all the wonderful opportunities to meet inspiring people like Mr. Midón and his wife, Kat Midón. I was struck by their professionalism, patience and graciousness.

Been in a more introspective state since my visit to Eagle Rock School in Colorado earlier this year. It was truly a life-changing experience. I have found that almost everything I have experienced since then, are affecting me in very powerful, moving ways.

We must remember to be grateful - Every day. Every moment. We are so blessed. All of us. Staying positive, open-minded, and trying to be the best I can be every day.

Creating with the Quintet

March 2012 - What a beautiful week! Two concerts with the Annette Philip Quintet. We performed for the Kids4Peace event at the Grand Circle Gallery near Fort Point in Boston on March 22nd, and tonight, we debuted at the Chianti Jazz Cafe, Beverly, MA. It was a blessed night, with a responsive, listening, educated audience - such an honor and privilege for us to experience and create in a positive space like Chianti's. Special thanks to the wonderful Mr. Richard Marino, owner of the Chianti Jazz Lounge, for supporting numerous artists over the years!

Early 2012 Concerts

February 18th, 7.30pm - Women of the World at The Regattabar Jazz Club, The Charles Hotel - One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Ticket info here.

March 6th, 8pm - Women of the World performing at CAFE 939, 939 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115. Ticket info here.


Had an absolutely wonderful and extremely fruitful 4-hour rehearsal with my students from the Indian Ensemble today! We have an army of singers this year, and the blend is absolutely beautiful! Grateful and happy!


Today is India's 63rd Republic Day. Missing my homeland, my family, and all the beautiful souls in Artistes Unlimited as well.

Here's a version of "Saare Jahan Se Achcha" that about 30 singers from Artistes Unlimited got to sing on almost 7 years ago. It was such an honour for us to contribute in some way to this inspiring project. Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, with vocal arrangements by the truly incredible Clinton Cerejo, the track features vocalist Rabbi Shergill. The video was created by BharatBala Productions and is part of the Incredible India campaign.

So very grateful and proud to be an Indian. Like any family, through the years, we've experienced so many ups and downs... but what a beautiful and soulful land. I miss the small things the most.

After 8 beautiful years of growing up in Singapore, we finally moved back to India. I remember attending my first day of 5th grade at Carmel in New Delhi in 1992 and really feeling like I was HOME for the first time. India embraced me as I was. Sensing that at age eleven was very liberating. I'll never forget it.

Vande Mataram.


We just got some wonderful news! Women of the World is one of the 2011 Iguana Music Fund Winners! The Iguana Music Fund, a program of the nonprofit performance arts organization Passim, fosters a vibrant and exciting music community in New England through seed grants to aspiring local artists for significant career-building or who are providing community service through music.

The Iguana Music Fund awards grants between $500 and $2,000 to individual artists with an affiliation to New England either by residence or tour history for specific career building projects.

Women of the World is so very honored and privileged to be a recipient of the Iguana Music Award!


Performance with Berklee's first ever Contemporary Indian Ensemble - The Loft, 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

I am so proud and happy to present "Charishnu - Sounds of India" with my beautiful students in the Contemporary Indian Ensemble at Berklee. We've worked so very hard for this concert, despite a lot of obstacles... but we're finally ready. The Loft at Berklee looks absolutely lovely. Will post photographs soon! So blessed and happy!


Performance with Women of the World at the Boston University Medical School.


Had a great recording session tonight with my favourite musicians - my papa bears - Maxim Lubarsky, Jesse Williams, Bertram Lehmann and Bill Vint, along with the generous and ever gracious Bill Smith! You are the best remedy for a fever/sore throat/cold a girl could ask for :) Thank you for being in my life! Waiting for the final mix! I already like the roughs!


November 3rd, 10pm onwards - The Annette Philip Quintet at The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

October 28th - Women of the World performing at Global Education Fundraiser at the Primary Source Gala, at Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA.

October 2nd, 4.30-6pm - Women of the World Women of the World invites you to a special concert at ZUMIX, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) cultural organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts.

Entry is FREE. Please bring family and friends. Doors open at 4pm. Multicultural Presentation 4.30pm. Concert 5-6pm. ZUMIX is located at 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128. (Few blocks from Maverick Square subway station on the Blue Line).


September 9th, 7.30pm onwards - The Annette Philip Quintet performs at the Regattabar Jazz Club at The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707. This is a special double bill concert, featuring my friend and collaborator, Katerina Polemi with her ensemble as well! A special night of music! Hope you can join us. Please spread the word. Ticket info here.


August 12th - Women of the World will be conducting a music workshop at the JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp.


Just finished my last class of Berklee's 5-Week session this afternoon. What a wonderful journey. So incredibly proud of my students, and constantly inspired by them! I hope to keep in touch with all of you through the years... Grateful for the blessings that come with sharing music.


One of my student ensembles is performing at the Berklee Performance Center this evening. We have the honor of collaborating with two amazing guest artists: Grammy award winning saxophonist, Kirk Whalum, jazz saxophonist and Big Chief of the Congo Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group, Donald Harrison. I learnt so much just watching them interact with the Berklee students during our rehearsals.

It made me think of all the teachers I've encountered (direct and indirect)... books, movies, recordings, musicians at jam sessions, live concerts, professors at actual institutions, my parents, my friends, my students, my love - I grow from knowing each one of you. Thank you ALL for the countless, and precious lessons you've taught me. Ever evolving...


July 29th, 7-8.30pm - The Annette Philip Quintet at The Acton Jazz Cafe, 452 Great Road, Acton, MA.

July 26th, 10pm onwards - The Annette Philip Quintet at The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

July 20th, 7-8:30pm - Women of the World headlining the Swingin' in Mothers Rest concert. Venue: Mothers Rest Playground, Back Bay Fens, Boston MA. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled for July 27th.


Finally back in Boston after a much needed trip to India. Hadn't seen my mom and dad in a while, and really needed some home-cooked food. Didn't get to relax much, which was a bit sad, but overall, simply thankful for my parents, and all the time I got to spend with them. Also grateful for my precious friends who've stayed the same despite so many changes in all our lives.


Leaving for India tomorrow evening. I really need a break. It's been a tough couple of months (almost a year) but I've grown a lot, so that's good! Thank you to everyone in Boston, for all your support and help. Next stop: New Delhi!


Really heartbreaking to keep seeing all the terrible devastation in Japan. Watched a 6 minute citizen video of the tsunami as it engulfed an entire city. Found myself weeping uncontrollably. How many precious lives and precious memories were swept away in just those 6 minutes. Makes me all the more inspired to help the people of Japan in any way we all can.

My group, Women of the World is currently planning for a fundraiser in April. If you'd like to be involved in some way, please email me at We cannot allow all that has happened in Japan just pass us by, we cannot allow ourselves to forget as news on the Japanese victims goes from headlines to the second page to inside pages, to almost no mention at all. Remember, they are still struggling although its been almost two weeks since the earthquake and tsunami first hit. Together, we can make a difference.


Honored to be a guest artist with Jazz Urbane, led by the multifaceted Bill Banfield. Playing at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. Show starts at 7pm.


Not much time to rest after the Carnegie Hall performance. Women of the World was off to Natick today to conduct a workshop with a wonderful women's a cappella choir headed by Ms. Sharon Brown, master vocal coach and senior Voice Department faculty at Berklee. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sharon's 16 dynamic singers, some of them who've been in the group for over three decades. They all have such amazing energy and enthusiasm. We were astonished to hear that the group has been running for approximately 48 years! What a feat! Women of the World will be performing with the choir at a special concert on May 7th. More details to come!


So thrilled to have performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall with Women of the World. The concert was exhilerating! We had a packed audience and even got a standing ovation at the end. A truly memorable night. Thank you to everyone who supported us in person and in spirit. Special thanks to Yuka Abe, everyone at Berklee College of Music and all our event partners.


The Annette Philip Quintet is performing tonight at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, MA. Featured tonight is guest flautist and saxophonist, Carl Clements. It's going to be a fun night - hope you can come out to share our stories!


Women of the World is performing at the Ryles Jazz Club tonight. Great way to spend a birthday! We're just about a month away from our big Carnegie Hall concert, and will premier some of our new material at Ryles! Hope to see you there!


Attended a wonderful vocal pedagogy workshop last weekend, headed by master vocal coach, Jeannette LoVetri, founder of the Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method - a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines including science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training, complementary modalities such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches.

After an intensive three days, I am proud to have received Level 1 Certification in Somatic Voicework™. Learnt so much, listening to other singers, teachers, and doctors. The voice is such a complex instrument - so grateful for these learning opportunities.


The new Women of the World website will soon be ready! Do visit us at! Grateful to Michael Conrad at Three Pears Productions for all his hard work on our site!


Women of the World is performing at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts on January 17th from 3.30pm. Free entry. Do join us for our first concert of 2011! More details here.


Berklee College of Music is awarding an honorary doctorate to Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar. A special tribute concert is being held for Panditji on January 10th at the Berklee Performance Center. I am honored to be performing with Terri Lyne Carrington, David Fiuczynski, Tiger Okoshi, George Garzone, Christiane Karam, Marc Rossi, Prasanna, Jamey Haddad, Bertram Lehmann, Rekha Menon, and Lincoln Goines among others.


Very excited to perform at an upcoming concert on Wednesday, December 15th at the Berklee Performance Center. The Professional Writing Division is sponsoring an extraordinary event featuring the fully orchestrated music of Steven Chelliah who will present “FuzAsian,” his new genre of music that he has been developing independently for nearly a decade. “FuzAsian” is the infusion of Eastern musical source material (scales/modes) into 21st Century Jazz Organization. The concert will present compelling and lush symphonic big band textures composed of eleven singers and sixteen horn players, reinforced by an enthralling ‘fusion’ rhythm section. This is an event not to be missed!


Had a wonderful show tonight with Phil Wilson's Rainbow Band and the one and only Lew Soloff at the Berklee Performance Center. Always a pleasure to create with Mr. Soloff... We shared an interesting conversation on "Sophisticated Lady" - so blessed and grateful for the opportunity. Looking forward to collaborating again! 


What an experience last night! Mr. Lew Soloff , legendary trumpeter, joined us at The Beehive concert. He is such a free spirit - we had some really amazing moments! He used a glass as a mute - it was a riot on stage. Here's to spontaneity and experimentation! Excited about tomorrow night with the big band as well!


Please join us at The Beehive tomorrow from 8pm onwards for an evening with the Annette Philip Quintet. We will be joined by a wonderful flautist, Fernando Brandao, and perhaps a surprise guest!


Today was the annual Berklee City Music concert. Was very proud of my Vocal Ensemble. They performed some difficult pieces, including a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. Bravo!!


Very privileged to be sharing the stage with trumpet legend Lew Soloff and Phil Wilson's Rainbow Big Band on December 8th at the Berklee Performance Center. I had the pleasure and honor to perform with Mr. Soloff at the Jazzaar Festival in Aarau, Switzerland, earlier this year. His inspiring solo on my composition "Voyage" was one of the highlights of the festival for me. He brings such incredible energy and passion to every musical experience - truly a living legend.


Upcoming shows:

November 26th, 7-8:30pm - The Annette Philip Quintet at the Acton Jazz Cafe - 452 Great Road, Acton, MA - Join us for an evening of exploration with jazz, funk, Latin, Indian, and Middle Eastern influences. Full bar and dinner, lighter fare and dessert menu. All ages welcome. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Reserve ahead at or call 978-263-6161.

December 7th, 8pm-midnight - The Annette Philip Quintet at The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - Presenting some new arrangements and a continuation of experimentation and the pure joy of improvised creation!


More October concerts:

October 28th - Women of the World Performs For United Nations Day Celebrations at Massachusetts State House - 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA - 12-1:30 pm - So honored to be performing for the UN Day celebrations this year. Each year, people from all around the world celebrate October 24 - the day the United Nations was born. Join us at the State House on October 28th for a celebration of the United Nations founding and 65 years of service to the international community. Keynote Speaker: Professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, Permanent Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Sandwich lunch will be provided. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP!

October 31st - "Tumaini: The Power of Music" - Old South Church, Gorden Chapel, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA - 2:30-5pm - "Tumaini" (too-mah-ee-nee), a Swahili word meaning "hope", is what 32-year-old Berklee College of Music student Angelina Mbulo dreams of bringing home one day to Mozambique, Africa. Her dream: open a school of music to provide children not just a place for an excellent public music education, but the skills and knowledge to lead healthy lives. To support Mbulo's dream, fellow Berklee students and local music lovers are coming together to perform.

"Tumaini" features Mbulo and guests Donna McElroy, George Russell, and Women of the World. Tickets at the door for each concert are $20 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. To make a donation or for further information, e-mail Angelina Mbulo.


Live radio interview coming up! I'm so excited to be featured on CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio on Tuesday, October 12th at 3:00PM PST / 4:00PM CST/ 6:00PM EST. Hosted by Ms. Bridgette Lewis, the CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio vision is to increase the profile of jazz through education, listener participation, and interaction. The show has featured music legends including George Duke... so this is a real honor. Please tune in if you can by clicking here. (The show number for live responses/questions is 1-347-934-0108.) Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement.


Save the date! Women of the World will be performing at Carnegie Hall on March 15th, 2011. Please do come out to support us. This is a huge honor for us all... already working on the show. So grateful and excited about this wonderful opportunity!

Nona Hendryx with Annette


Nona Hendryx is one of the most outstanding artists I've ever met. I am so inspired by her musical prowess, stage presence, and her immensely powerful personality. We had a fantastic band led by Terri Lynn Carrington and Gabrielle Goodman (who was absolutely mind-blowing) at the BeanTown Jazz Festival yesterday. What an honor to share the stage with these three powerful women!


More concerts on the way:

October 12th - "Umeed" fundraiser - Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA - 8pm onwards - Six acts combine to perform at "Umeed" - A benefit concert for the Pakistan Floods. This is going to be one amazing and beautiful night, featuring Uyanga, Women of the World, Arooj Aftab, Kinki Ski Monkey, The Kominos, and Bloco Afrobrazil. Event proceeds go to to support the Pakistani people people affected by the recent floods. Tickets are $12 each.

October 17th - Maxim Lubarsky and Annette Philip duo - Fine Art Vision (Art Salon), 12 Abbott Road, Dover, MA - 4-7pm - Maxim and I will explore the infinite possibilities of solo piano and voice in an intimate concert at this beautiful art salon. Entry: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, children are free.

November 26th - The Annette Philip Quintet - Acton Jazz Cafe, 452 Great Road, Acton, MA - 7-8:30pm - Please join us for an evening of music with jazz, funk, Latin, Indian, and Middle Eastern influences. Ticket information can be found here.

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Quick concert update:

September 21st - BeanTown Jazz Festival - "How to Hunt a Lehmann" at the Berklee Performance Center - 8.15pm - I will be perforing with Berklee faculty members - pianist Steve Hunt and drummer Bertram Lehmann - in a program of eclectic jazz and acoustic fusion drawing on original compositions by both faculty members, as well as music of Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, and Turkish masters. The show also features Amir Milstein on flute.

September 25th - BeanTown Jazz Festival - Gabrielle Goodman and Nona Hendryx - Target Stage 681 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 2.30pm onwards - Excited to be performing with Berklee faculty members Gabrielle Goodman and Terri Lyne Carrington at 2.30, followed by a performance with Nona Hendryx, one of the former members of LaBelle, at 3.30pm. Great music, great vibe, and amazing musicians - entry free. Please spread the word!

September 27th - Lawrence "Larry" Watson In Concert with The Alvin Foster Orchestra, "Singing the Mission" - Berklee Perfomance Center - 8pm - This is going to be a truly inspiring and thought-provoking concert featuring Larry Watson's original music, arranged by Berklee alumni Alvin Foster.


I had my first class with the Vocal Ensemble of the City Music Program today! Was amazed at the determination and passion that filled our classroom. We started our semester with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Sounding good already! Really excited to explore and create with these exceptionally talented young musicians!!


Today was my first day teaching as an official faculty member of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music. Met some really wonderful and enthusiastic students, and am so looking forward to the rest of this exciting semester! The crutches are making things VERY tough, but I am so blessed to have my parents here for one more week. Thank you, Mommy and Daddy, for all your help and for taking such good care of me.

Annette with Bobby McFerrin


I am filled with so much joy, it is impossible to contain. This morning, at Berklee's Opening Day ceremony, thanks to my friend Ali Rapeti from Women of the World, I had my first opportunity to sing a little duet with the great Bobby McFerrin. He is pure LOVE. Really... just pure love and light.

Ever since I was a child, I've always wanted to meet and sing with him. But given my injury and the sore leg, I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get up on stage a second time after our opening performance (in case he opened up the floor for people to sing with him). Ali shouted out from our table that I had a torn ACL. (We were fortunate our table was up front) Bobby sent a microphone to me where I was sitting with my leg elevated in the audience. And then........ we "played". I could feel so much love as we sang together. I thought I would be nervous... but really, all there was, was love. Truly one of the most beautiful and unforgettable 89 seconds of my life.

And then, to end the day, Bobby consented to spend a few moments with Women of the World - we sang him one of our songs, and then we had a little jam session. So overwhelmed by everything that happened today. Feel so grateful, blessed, honored and healed... Bobby McFerrin - you are truly a gift to the universe.


Tomorrow is Opening Day at Berklee - a ceremony being held at the Westin Hotel in Boston, welcoming all the faculty and staff back to the academic year. First and foremost, I have some good news. I am now on the faculty of the Voice Department for Berklee College of Music! I have also recently been inducted into the Berklee City Music Education Outreach program as an ensemble director. So grateful for these wonderful opportunities! Tomorrow is also important because it will be my first performance post-surgery. So excited to be performing with Women of the World for the ceremony! Also, the keynote speaker for the event is none other than Mr. Bobby McFerrin. Really hoping we get a chance to hear him sing too!


Had my first follow up doctor's appointment - he said things are looking good. Thank you all for your prayers and support! Need to get back on my feet ASAP (without causing too much stress on the left leg) - fall semester coming up in a week, and am really hoping I can teach from week one itself! Some days are really tough. Trying to stay positive and get through this time as well as I can.

Greedy Cherry CD cover


I am so excited! My precious Michael Conrad's Greedy Cherry EP is out! Please do check out the band's website and also, his DigStation site where you can download his songs and album artwork! He's worked so very hard on producing this EP, and I'm extremely proud to have sung on a few of the songs, but mostly, I'm proud of Michael for his patience, focus, determination and hardwork. This EP is a testament to his vision and fortitude. Bravo, my dear!! Waiting now for the full album, which will be released at some point in the future. Till then, please do continue to support independent music!


Please keep me in your prayers. Have my knee surgery tomorrow morning. Feeling very positive and upbeat about everything! I'm incredibly grateful and blessed to have both my parents and the very precious Michael Conrad, as well as literally hundreds of friends/colleagues in Boston to help me through this time. Biggest hugs to you all.


Hope you can make it to watch the Annette Philip Group at the Regattabar Jazz Club (Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA) on Monday, August 16th, from 5-7pm. This will be my last show prior to my surgery. Entry is free! Please spread the word and do bring family and friends.

Annette outside the Blue Note in New York


Was in New York City on Sunday! Considering I have surgery next week, I decided it was time for a quick day trip. Had a lovely time walking around Soho, Central Park, and, most importantly, a visit to the Blue Note Jazz Club. Didn't have time to stay for a show that evening, but I did tell the stage I'd be back soon. (Also had the most amazing burger and desert at a lil' place called Shake Shack.) Truly a trip to remember, crutches and all!


Please mark your calendars! The Annette Philip Group will be performing at Regattabar at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street in Cambridge, MA) on Monday, August 16 at 5pm. Entry free!


Excited to be a part of a show being put together by Berklee faculty member Randy Felts and visiting vocalist/composer Ron McPhatter at the David Friend Recital Hall on July 26th at 7.30pm. Join us for an evening of classic and modern R&B music featuring new songs written by Felts and McPhatter, a selection of new original songs by McPhatter, and a couple of classics as recorded by the Drifters (featuring McPhatter's father, Clyde McPhatter, a member of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame).


Women of the World will be performing at Georges Island, part of the Boston Harbor Islands, on July 24th. This is part of the Berklee Summer Concert Series. The show starts at 12 noon with a wonderful duo, Nini & Ben, followed by our performance at 1pm, and pop/rock/funk sensation MGB at 2pm. Entry: Free.

Annette on crutches


Today is my first day as a faculty member of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music. Very excited - getting along much better with crutches too!


Although I had a bad accident a few days ago, I'm able to hobble around on crutches. Very grateful because Women of the World has a performance coming up on June 30th at 12.30pm at the Harvard Longwood Campus. Entry is free.  Do come out to support us! The show will be slightly different. Firstly, we'll all be sitting down (considering I am now Ms. Crutchowski). It will also be a more unplugged/acappella set with lots of hand percussion, acoustic guitars, and even a melodica!


I have been christened Ms. Crutchowski by Bob Stoloff, Interim Chair of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music. Why? I had a rock-climbing (yes, rock-climbing) accident yesterday. Managed to tear my ACL ligament in my left knee. Tough times ahead... here's hoping for the best. Surgery in a month or so - for now, lots of physical therapy and crutching. Send me healing energy please...


Performing at the All Seasons Table Restaurant, 64 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA, on Friday, June 18th (8 - 11pm) with Ron Zack (piano), John Pierce (bass), and Jon Hazilla (drums). Would love to see you there!

Dover performance


Had a wonderful performance today at the Fine Art Vision Gallery in Dover, MA, with the Sergei Ioannisyan Jazz Band. The group featured Sergei (drums), Maxim Lubarsky (piano), Bill Jones (sax), Dave Landony (bass), and myself on vocals.


Performing with the Sergei Ioannisyan Group on May 20th from 8pm onwards at the Vernissage Restaurant, featuring Sergei (drums), Maxim Lubarsky (piano), and Sean Farias (bass). We'll be presenting some of Sergei's compositions as well as a twist on some beautiful standards. The Vernissage is located at 1627 Beacon Street in Boston. General admission costs are $15, with a special student price ticket available for $12. Come out and support us! More info here.


Angelique Kidjo is such an inspiration. Women of the World had the unique opportunity and honor to perform two of her songs, "Lonlon" and "Afirika". We were privileged to have Ms. Kidjo join us for a rehearsal and then the final performance at the Agganis Arena, during Berklee's Commencement concert last week. Photos coming up soon!


Just finished recording a version of "I'll be Home for Christmas" with a lush orchestral background for Swiss arranger/composer, Fabian Aubry. Will upload to the "Media" page soon!

Salem Jazz Festival Logo


Do mark your calendars! The Annette Philip Group is performing at the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival on May 8th from 5-7pm. Ours is the first of a series of free outdoor summer concerts at Derby Square in Salem. More information here.


Women of the World is proud to be performing at the Berklee Commencement ceremony at the Agganis Arena, Boston University, on May 7th. We are honored to be paying tribute to Angelique Kidjo, one of this year's honorary Berklee doctorate recipients.


Performing with Jazz Urbane at Scullers Jazz Club on May 4th at 8pm. Jazz Urbane features George Russell Jr., Lenny Stallworth, Kenwood Dennard, Stan Strickland, and Bill Banfield. Tickets are available here.

Rhythm of the Universe


Very excited to be a part of a new project similar to my group Artistes Unlimited in India. It's called Rhythm of the Universe. Emir Cerman, a Turkish percussionist at Berklee, mused, "What if everyone was a musician?" That idea transformed into a movement to bring musicians from all over the world together. This week, 80 musicians representing all seven continents assembled in Boston, USA, where we created a song together. Working in groups of seven, we created separate sections of the song in native languages. Next week we are going to record this anthem as one united voice! More updates soon!

Jazzaar 2010


So grateful and humbled to have two of my compositions, "Voyage" and "Stepping Stones," played at Jazzaar 2010! The concert featured Lew Soloff (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Reggie Hamilton (bass), Manrico Padovani (violin), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), Markus Hauser (alto sax), Ramon Hediger (EWI), Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Giridhar Udupa (ghatam), Airto Moreira and Willy Kotoun (percussion), Danny Gottlieb (drums), Krishna Booker (additional vocal percussion), and the Aargau Youth World-Music Ensemble conducted by Fritz Renold.


Four Indian vocalists


Freezing in the cold in Aarau, Switzerland, with three wonderful vocalists: Sharmishta Chatterjee, Ujwal Nagar, and Chayan Adhikari. What an adventure this week has been so far! The four of us are leading the world music choir at the Jazzaar concert "Global Play."


Gearing up for my second visit to Aarau, Switzerland next week. Very excited to be performing at Jazzar, a unique jazz festival with a heart for cultural exchange and music education. Led by the amazing Fritz and Helen Renold, the festival is in its 18th year of operation, promoting the ideology of learning on the bandstand through the apprenticeship/Mentor model of learning.

This year, I will be presenting original music for the Global Night at Jazzaar, featuring Indian music. I am blessed to get an opportunity to spend a week with some wonderful musicians and human beings... Airto Moreira, Buster Williams, Lew Soloff, Christian Jacob, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Giridhar Udupa, and Reggie Hamilton to name a few. Three Artistes Unlimited members, Chayan Adhikari, Suhail Yusuf Khan and Ujwal Nagar will also be representing India at the festival.


After months of rehearsal, The Makanda Project will be presenting a concert tomorrow at the Dudley Library, this time with three vocalists - Diane Richardson, Patrice Williamson and me. Its been challenging to study the intricate and unusual works of late composer, Makanda Ken McIntyre. What a great learning experience to work with Director, John Kordalewski, and the Makanda Big Band featuring Bill Lowe, Kurtis Rivers, Josiah Woodson, Sean Berry, Lance Bryant, Dan Zupan, Jerry Sabatini, Robert Stringer, John Lockwood and Yoron Israel.



The Annette Philip Quintet will be performing at the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival on May 8th 2010. Please save the date... Its going to be a fun concert, as we continue to experiment! We are performing from 5-7pm at Derby Square. More details coming up soon!



Hope you can make it for tonight's concert at the David Friend Recital Hall, featuring Berklee professor Joey Blake. Working with a fantastic band and some of Berklee's finest vocalists on a variety of music, from acappella, gospel and some evergreen Stevie Wonder tracks, besides Joey's unusual odd-meter arrangements!



Honored to be performing at the St. Botolph Club, Boston with Maxim Lubarsky (piano) and Andres Espinoza (percussion) for the “Friends of Steinway” series. Its such a beautiful venue with one of the best grand pianos in the city, according to Maxim!



Will be performing at the Vernissage Restaurant again this month. Maxim Lubarsky (piano) and Andres Espinoza (percussion) are a dynamic duo, and I'm honored to get an opportunity to create with them in their “Exploring the Possibilities” series.


Really looking forward to Ayumi’s final recital featuring Women of the World at Berklee Performance Center. Join us for a journey through Bulgarian, African, Japanese, Indian and Brazilian music. Also featuring the World Peace Choir of Berklee, with vocalists from 40 different countries. Tickets at the box office.


Performance at the Berklee Performance Center – Women’s Musician Network (WMN) annual show. Singing for songwriter, Lisa Forkish’s a-cappella piece “Going My Way”, and Women of the World’s collaboration with Karien De Waal on her song, “Life is a Cycle”. We will be joined by members of the World Peace Choir! Its going to be a really exciting show with 12 very diverse acts!


Glad to be able to contribute to Berklee’s fundraising effort for Haiti tonight. Performing with Women of the World at the Berklee Performance Center. Please do inform family and friends. Haiti needs your support.


Just finished two original compositions for Jazzaar – a jazz festival in Aarau, Switzerland. So honored to be invited a second time. This year, we’ll be working on Indian music. Incredible line up of musicians including Airto Moreira, Reggie Hamilton, Christian Jacob, etc. The festival is in April 2010. For more information, click here.

Annette sings


Tonight at the Vernissage, the Annette Philip Group presents an eclectic blend of jazz, Latin and experimental music, with Indian and Middle Eastern elements. Featuring Sarpay Özçağatay (Flute/EWI), Maxim Lubarsky (Piano/Keys); Dmitry Gorodesky (Bass); Bertram Lehmann (Drums).

The Vernissage is located at 1627 Beacon Street in Boston. General admission costs are $15, with a special student price ticket available for $12. Come out and support us!


Performance with Women of the World for Haiti Fundraiser on President's Day, at the Hardrock Cafe. Organized by Global Deeds Network. Privileged to share the stage with some great acts including Buffalo Soul, Nadia Washington, Joy and Emily Elbert, amongt others.


Do come out to hear some incredible musicians at the Annual Middle Eastern Fusion concert, featuring clarinet virtuoso, Husnu Sendirenlici and the New York All-Stars Gypsy Band. We’ve been working hard under the direction of Christiane Karam – tickets at the BPC box office.


Had a really fun session recording for bassist, Hudson Gabriel's song "Cry" today. Waiting to get the final mix!


Performing with Women of the World at the 4th Annual A-cappella Fest, hosted by the Kehillath Israel congregation. All proceeds will benefit Ethiopian early childhood education in Haifa. We are sharing the stage with Berklee's A-cappella group, Pitch-Slapped, along with groups from Brandeis, Brown, BU, Harvard, MIT, and other choirs including the Boston Chamber Singers. A-cappella lovers – this one is not to be missed!


Now working part-time in the Berklee Voice Department.


I’ve begun rehearsing for a Big Band performance - "The Makanda Project” featuring Berklee professors, Yoron Israel, Diane Richardson, etc. The performance is on April 3rd 2010. For more info, click here.


Excited about my first performance with Women of the World at Roxbury Community Center. We were invited to perform as part of the Boston chapter of the Haiti Fund-raising Telethon organized by George Clooney. Will upload clips asap!


So excited and blessed to be a part of “Women of the World” - a wonderful group, led by the visionary vocalist Ayumi Ueda from Japan. Honored to create with Ayumi as well as the other core members: Katerina Polemi (Greece/Brazil), Ali Rapetti (FL, USA) and Giorgia Renosto (Italy), along with a wonderful ensemble of musicians from around the world. (Very similar ideals to Artistes Unlimited!) We start rehearsing soon. Click here for the WOW website!


The Annette Philip Group is performing at the Berklee Performance Center for the Berklee Spring Entering Convocation ceremony. Also featuring guest percussionist Tareq Rantissi – should be fun! Tickets available at the BPC box office.


We have a gig tonight at the lovely Isabella Gardner Museum here in Boston. "The Annette Philip Quintet" is performing together for the first time tonight! Tickets available at the box office (617-278-5156) or online at the Gardner Museum's website. Join us for an evening of warmth, with songs of hope, questions, answers, joy and peace. Do come out to support, and please bring friends and family!