Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gold Coast Jazz Society Presents South Florida Jazz Divas Paulette Dozier and Wendy Pedersen

"By Request"
Ends Gold Coast Season
on a High Note!

Gold Coast Jazz wraps up their 21st jazz concert series on May 8, 2013 with a concert featuring two of south Florida’s favorite jazz divas, Wendy Pedersen and Paulette Dozier.  “By Request” will feature selections picked in advance by the audience. The two jazz divas will be backed by members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band under the direction of Steve Ahern. The concert takes place in the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.  Single tickets are $40 per person. Tickets for students and teachers are $10 with valid student ID.  To purchase tickets, contact the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at or

Paulette Dozier is a versatile jazz singer and an accomplished stage actress.  She recently completed a successful run of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a musical about Billie Holiday.  As a recording artist, Dozier has released two jazz CD’s “With you” and “Over & over Again.” She has appeared at numerous jazz festivals, jazz clubs and at concert engagements around the world.  In addition to her jazz credits, she has appeared with Melba Moore in “Crowns” and in the original cast of the hit musical “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women.” says “Her music is nostalgic with a contemporary feel, which makes surrendering to the mood a place of sheer comfort.”

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high energy delivery, with deep, convincing emotion, has been impacting audiences for years. A highly sought after studio singer, Wendy can be heard on hundreds of recordings including those of Christina Aguilera, Alejandro Sanz, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Chayanne, James Brown, and Raul Diblasio- just to name a few.  Wendy also sings with the jazz vocal quartet, Mad Romance, featuring Rick Harris, Lisanne Lyons and Greg Diaz. Her discography includes Boy Meets Girl, Me + Three, Ho Ho Ho, and Under The Influence, a tribute to the many women singers who inspired and influenced her. The Miami New Times said, “Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart...”

For more information about this concert or about the Gold Coast Jazz Society, call 954-524-0805 or online

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

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Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the Annenberg Foundation and Funding Arts Broward.  Season sponsors include DeMeo Young McGrath; HI Foundation; Morgan Stanley; Red Trombone/A Gallery; and SingerXenos Wealth Management.  In-kind sponsors include Broward Center for the Performing Arts; East Magazine; The PaperMill, South Florida Consulting and WLRN FM.

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