KUVO honors Marguerite Juenemannduring Women’s History Month

Since 1975 Marguerite Juenemann began performing as a singer/musician in various Denver area venues. By 1978, Junemann founded Rare Silk and maintained an active schedule with the group until 1983.

A dynamic performer, she can captivate an audience with her expressive solos. Vocalist, lyricist, and arranger, an emerging artist destined to leave her mark on the Jazz world and in our community!

As a teacher, Marguerite covers both ensemble and solo singing, covering everything from solo improvisation skills to harmony and arranging in ensemble settings. Work with Marguerite on improvisation, learning to direct a rhythm section, chart writing, transcribing, re-harmonization, arranging, and composition.

The dynamic vocalist Marguerite Juenemann got her start in the Boulder, Colorado-based singing trio Rare Silk. They toured the world with Benny Goodman’s Band culminating in a celebrated performance at Carnegie Hall in which the New York Times singled out Marguerite as a “strong solo personality.” That gave her the confidence to embark on a solo career, so far spanning three decades and counting.

Her solo career has led her to collaborate with musicians Richard Davis, Art Lande, Nancy King, Mark Murphy, Clark Terry, Cedar Walton, Lewis Porter, Eric Gunnison, Johnny Smith, and more. Over the years, she’s toured internationally as well, performing and conducting educational workshops throughout Europe.

About Women’s History Month — Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

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