Women in Music and Arts Presents "Singin' & Swingin' at the E-String"


“Singin’ & Swingin’ at the E-String”

Bright Eyes – Band Feature
Polka Dots – Band Feature
Lullaby of Birdland – Sandy Kastel
When I Fall in Love – Dolly Coulter
Imagination – Band Feature
Flight to Nassau – Band Feature
All That Jazz – Marchand Melcher
Black Coffee – Kellie Wright
Pretty One – Band Feature
Things Ain’t What they Used to Be – Band Feature
Sinatra Medley – Sandy Kastel
Carmelo’s by the Freeway – Band Feature

BeBop Charlie – Band Feature
Warm Breeze – Band Feature
Why Don’t You Do Right – Sandy Kastel
Georgia – Ann Parenti
It Had to Be You – Dolly Coulter
Moon Shot – Band Feature
Summertime – Joi Jeffries
Birthday Song – TayParis, Skyy & Kandyance
Blue Moon – Kellie Wright
Bunch of Blues – Band Feature
Just Friends – Band Feature
All Right, You Win – Sandy Kastel
Groovin’ Hard – Band Feature

SANDY KASTEL & WIMA. At four years old Sandy knew she wanted to be a singer. She recruited the neighborhood children, staged shows and encouraged the girl next door with polio to participate, helping her learn the words and movements. Since then Sandy has performed on stages throughout the United States and Canada, won talent awards in the Miss America pageant, taught movement techniques in the Theater Department at UNLV, designed clothing in Los Angeles, created a series of Egyptian Princess bronze sculptures, written songs, recorded albums and produced videos and a documentary. The constant passion in her life has been encouraging others to follow their dreams and pursue their passions.  Sharing her vision with her friends Sandy created WIMA and the Women in Music and Arts Foundation dedicated to “Empowering Artists of All Ages through Education & Mentorship.”

DOLLY COULTER has performed with Lola Falana, Juliet Prowse and Sergio Franchi. In Summer Rep Theater at UNLV she was Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Auntie Em in “The Wiz” and belted out the high notes in “Smokey Joes Cafe”. Dolly received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Mrs. Johnston in “Blood Brothers” and the Beggar Woman in “Sweeny Todd” at the Horn Theatre-CCSN. Dolly played guitar and piano as part of an all-girl band Celtic Rock band Killian’s Angels. An accomplished composer, Dolly co-wrote and directed “Back-Up the Legendary Musical” at the Winchester Theatre in association with the Performing Arts Society.

KELLIE WRIGHT Originally from Australia, Kellie Wright has enjoyed a career in entertainment that has spanned the globe singing with many bands in Japan and the US, performing in production shows and working as a studio session singer. She was a featured singer in “Jubilee!” at Bally’s Hotel, portrayed Ms Lily in the long running “Golden Horseshoe Review” at Disneyland, BOTTOMS UP with Rip Taylor, Mrs. Vitale in  “Tony n Tina’s Wedding,” and the title role in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Kellie currently performs with her “All Star Swing Band” and in “Divas Undercover” for Farrington Productions and as Ms Mona in “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” at The Plaza Hotel and Casino.

ANN PARENTI decided to let her hidden talents become known during the past few years.  Ann created a seminar series called POSSIBILITIES that focuses on communication, law of attraction and meditation.  Under the POSSIBILITIES umbrella is a speaker’s series that she does bi-yearly to raise funds for local charities.  In addition, she is an accomplished singer/songwriter.  Ann has released her first song “As Promised” based on A Course in Miracles and her new single “ I Don’t Know Why” on her own record label called Forgotten Song Productions. Ann performs at numerous charity events and churches. She was coordinator for SongsAlive!, a non-profit singer/songwriter group in Las Vegas in 2011, is a member of ASCAP,  Positive Music Association, CD Baby, TAXI and WIMA.

JOI JEFFRIES is a songwriter, playwright, fashion designer and actress. She was featured in “Mahogany” with Diana Ross & Bille D. Williams, sang soprano parts on Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way,” studied the arts in Chicago at Kennedy King College and Valley College in Van Nuys, CA. Joi toured with Red Fox with her own vocal group Milk & Honey and is currently a celebrity fashion stylist, wardrobe designer and music librarian for the California Dreamin’ Orchestra under the leadership of John Tu in Orange County, CA. Joi is joined this afternoon by her daughter TayParis and granddaughters Skyy & Kandyance, who will be singing Happy Birthday to her.

MARCHAND MELCHER has performed extensively in the Orient, Europe, Hawaii and the United States. She feels her style is “French Country Jazz.” Marchand danced with the Russion Troup, The Smaltzoff Ballet Company, has performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan & Bill Clinton and then governor George Bush, as the featured performer at the Crystal Ball in Dallas, TX. Marchand is a songwriter, international recording artist and has released three cd’s “Coronado A La Francaise,” “Morningstar” and “Rhythm in Love.”

THE JIM HEMMING’S ELDORADO STREET BIG BAND - Many of these musicians have worked in the industry for over 40 years. They have played with the biggest stars in major hotels in Las Vegas and around the world. WIMA is fortunate to perform with such and amazing group of musicians: Dick Kastel, Uli Geissendoerfer, Ben Williams, Howard Agster, John Asti, Roger Hall, Ron Brandvik, Jim Lewis, Curt Miller, Jon Klokow, Neil Maxa, Paul Munger, Dan Michler, Tony Crapis, Lou Gonzales & Steve Filippini.

ARTIST TERRY RITTER performed in many shows including “Folies Bergere” at the Tropicana and “Pinups at the Movies” at the Sahara (with Sandy Kastel). She was a featured singer with “Winchester Cathedral” and stared as “Reba” with Legends in Concert. Alongside her career as an entertainer for over 30 years, Terry has been painting portraits, celebrities and Las Vegas Showgirls. Terry’s newest installation “Folies in Flight” is scheduled to be unveiled at the Las Vegas International Airport June 6th, 2012.

MARSHA ROSS, a singer, artist and new member of WIMA has created a wonderful opportunity for the community by Hosting shows at the E-String with Las Vegas Jazz Conversations. As she said in her interview with Michael Lyle for the “View,” "Everyone has something to say. When someone says something, the bass will answer and say its comment. The sax hears (what the bass) says and has a comment, too. But then the trumpet wants to talk, too. It's just musicians talking to each other."


“Empowering Artists Of All Ages

Through Education & Mentorship”

The Women in Music and Arts Foundation

Is A Non-Profit Organization

Comprising Of Dynamic, Influential Women

In The Performing, Visual And Literary Arts

Raising Awareness In The Global Community

Preserving The Legacy Of The Feminine Influence

Within These Industries Worldwide

Providing Educational Seminars, Workshops, Conferences

Community Outreach Programs And Scholarships


All our WIMA Members and Sponsors Janet Robbins, Beverly Hurley, Anita Alderman, Dolly Coulter, Terry Ritter, Roberta Shefren-Baskin, Tanja Nikolic, Cindy Davis, Judi Moreo, Susan Haller, Ann Parenti, Amy Frost, Rungano  Mashapure, Videographers David Taylor, Dale Sweetland & Rhett Nielson, Janice Marie Wilson, Diane Clough, Scott Taylor, Mark Taylor, Hair Stylist Jayne Mock & Vivian G. at Lakeside Salon, Grace Ferreri at Suite One Salon, Lissane Forrello at Salon Dushons, Joe Lake founder Children’s Miracle Network, Kirk Ryder with Miss America Pageant, James Canfield & Cindy Fox at Nevada Ballet, my family and friends and many more who support

Women in Music and Arts


Marsha Ross, a singer, artist and new member of WIMA has created a wonderful opportunity for the community by Hosting shows at the E-String with Las Vegas Jazz Conversations. As she said in her interview with Michael Lyle for the “View,” “Everyone has something to say. When someone says something, the bass will answer and say its comment. The sax hears (what the bass) says and has a comment, too. But then the trumpet wants to talk, too. It’s just musicians talking to each other.”

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