Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival

November 2-5, 2017

Miki Howard

Miki Howard
Miki Howard, is a Grammy nominated, Soul Train Award winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues songstress.  Miki has toured with All Jareau, Roy Ayers, Marcus Miller, David Sandborn and Norman Brown to name a few.  Howard creates a musical feast for the heart and soul!

Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana is the only woman to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. She is part of a new generation of young female jazz artists that are being called “the new face of jazz music.” has received raves from the likes of the New York Times saying, “…she’s coolly formidable….”, and JazzTimes wrote, “Jazz’s Next Tenor Sax Great. In focus, in control, deeply determined yet accessible.

Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs
Every so often a new singer emerges who’s able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Blue Note recording artist Kandace Springs is one of those artists.

Claudia Acuña

Claudia Acuna

International Chilean singer/songwriter/arranger Claudia Acuña possesses one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music.

Enjoy a few of our favorite moments from the 2016 Festival!

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