Joy Katzen-Guthrie's Net Gazette
All the news about Joy Katzen-Guthrie's concerts, recordings, & tours that's fit to print

October 2009 Issue
Joy's Stimulus Package
Joy's Sheet Music Available
Upcoming Appearances
Special Events this Month
Argentina Heritage Tour
Joy's Neat News
Joy Online Store
This summer, I declared my own stimulus package ~ an incredible Half-Price Sale on all of my CDs on my site online store. Standard prices on my site are $14.99 each per CD (including shipping/sales tax). But if you e-mail me and mention this special, I will deliver my CDs to you for $7.49 each and I'll even cover the Fla. sales tax. That's $7.49 per CD including shipping and sales tax. There is no limit; all full-length CDs are part of this  special. My 3-song Holiday Circle of Love CD, which sells for $4.99, is included with any order for only $2.49 each. I am continuing this extraordinary sale until 1/1/2010. Please note that this sale applies only to items purchased through my own Online Store.

You may still purchase my recordings through Amazon, CD Baby, itunes, and numerous other sites including CD Universe, Rhapsody, AmieStreet, and other online vendors at the regular or sales pricing they offer.

I would be deeply grateful for your reviews and testimonials on the sites above. Visit the product pages at CD Baby, Amazon, or itunes,
click on the recording you have heard, and provide a review on that page.
Joy LogoSheet music for my original songs in alto, mezzo, and soprano ranges or by request in any key are available individually and will be available soon in compilations. Lead sheets are available in the original key and may be custom ordered in any key or vocal range at no additional charge. Songs are now available at $2.99 each in pdf format, or I will mail you the music by postal service for $3.49 each to cover the cost of first-class postage.

Full songbooks will be available on my site and at Each publication will contain some 25 songs at $15 per book, available in a variety of vocal ranges, including alto/bass, mezzo/baritone, or soprano/tenor.

To order individual song titles, or to be notified of the release of sheet music compilations, please email.

Classes, Concerts, Programs

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View details of all of these and more appearances here
Unity of Palm Harbor, Most Sunday Mornings, 9:15 and 11 a.m. services, View online calendar for details.

November 2-6, 2009: BROADWAY MUSICALS OF '60's & '70's, Eckerd OLLI Institute, St. Petersburg

November 6, 2009, 7 pm: HOME SWEET HOME Thanksgiving Concert, Eckerd OLLI Institute, St. Petersburg

November 12, 2009: HIT PARADE MEMORIES, Eckerd OLLI Institute, Clearwater Campus, 10 a.m.

November 13, 2009, 8 p.m.: Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, 60th Anniversary Service (joining Cantor Jennifer Duretz Peled and Cantor Harold Orbach)

November 15, 2009, 10 am: CRADLE OF BLESSINGS: Thanksgiving Circle of Songs, Unity Community Church, Dunedin

December 5, 2009, 11:30 am: HOLIDAY CIRCLE OF SONGS, AAUW Clearwater

December 6, 2009: New Life Unity Church, Tampa, 9:30, 11:15 am

December 8-11, 2009: CAB CALLOWAY: Master Showman, Eckerd OLLI Institute, 4 campuses

Coming in 2010:
  • Comedy in Music
  • Edna Ferber: Magic or Madness?
  • Heart & Soul of Frank Loesser
  • Sammy Davis, Jr: Entertainer, Innovator, Humanitarian
  • Dynamic Jewish Musicals

View details of all of these and more appearances here
Dunedin Showcase Theatre
 My friend Rick Kastel is on a real thespian roll this season, appearing in three excellent local productions ... Oct 16th & ongoingly in A Wedding to Kill For (a murder mystery featured by the Mystery Dinner Theatre of Tampa (, Murder By Indecision, a comic spoof of Agatha Christie mysteries in Dunedin Oct 21-25,
(, and from Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs in Leading Ladies, a comedy about two male actors who dress up as the nieces of a dying wealthy widow to trick her into leaving them her fortune, Dec. 3-13. (

Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Daniel Pearl World Music Days continues through October with the participation of more than 3,100 performances in 85 countries. The annual musical tribute to journalist/musician Daniel Pearl is dedicated to international friendship and a stand against the divisive forces that took Pearl's life with his 2002 kidnapping and murder in Pakistan. Since 2002, the musical tribute has grown to include musicians in 85 countries. You may participate as a musician, poet, storyteller, visitor to the site, or in attendance of any of the events worldwide this month. Read more here.
Concerts, Classes, Spring Argentina Tour, & More!
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So good to be back with you to share the news of my new Argentina Jewish Heritage Tour, my fall/winter concert and class schedule, and much more. I love keeping in touch with you via Facebook and other social networks including LinkedIn, Plaxo, & Twitter. My recordings are on Amazon, CD Baby, itunes, CD Universe, and of course you can always keep in touch with me via my own website,, which I update daily.

In this newsletter, you'll read of my recently-announced Spring 2010 Argentina Heritage Tour for April 19-May 2, 2010 (departure from USA on April 18, 2010), with an additional 5-day extension tour of the magnificent North Argentina Region of Salta through May 7, 2010. I hope you'll also visit my new Jewish Argentina section of my website, with extensive links to resources and a new Jewish Argentina history section that I am completing in stages.
Earlier this year I described the development of the new one-woman dramatization of Edna Ferber by St. Petersburg playwright Jan Taylor entitled Edna Ferber: Magic or Madness? which premiered in April as part of Eckerd College's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programming and has been presented on six campuses of Eckerd OLLI to a fabulous repsonse. What a joy it has been to work on this project, in which I have had the privilege of dramatizing the amazing Edna Ferber in many of her own words via the work of playwright Jan Taylor. The production is now scheduled in January for two additional Eckerd OLLI campus performances (in St. Pete and Clearwater), and I will share word of additional performances in coming newsletters as well as on  my site. View my current schedule of appearances via my online calendar here.

I continue to complete my own studio CD projects as well as producing projects of other artists recording in our studios. If you are interested in knowing more about our studio, let me know. We have created many music, spoken word, and live concert productions here in addition to my own work.

Warmly, Joy ·

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Spectacular Argentina Heritage Tour
14 days/13 nights Buenos Aires, Entre Rios,
& Iguazu Falls, April 19-May 2, 2010

credt cardThe preparation for my new Argentina Jewish Heritage Tour for April 19-May 2, 2010 (departure from USA on April 18, 2010), with an additional 5-day extension tour of the North Argentina Region of Salta through May 7, 2010 has been several months in the making. Additionally, I have launched my new Jewish Argentina Section of my website, with extensive links to Jewish Argentina history and resources, here.
VicunaThis 14 day/13 night  luxury land tour includes Buenos Aires, 3 days with the Jewish Gaucho Colonies of Entre Rios Province, and 3 days at stunning Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls National Park from both Argentina and Brazil. I have devoted much attention to creating a spectacular itinerary of both Argentine and Jewish experience with Jewish tour experts in Argentina and with Sophia's Travel, specialists in Jewish travel worldwide. I'll be escorting this tour as Scholar-In-Residence throughout both the main tour and extension tour.

Iguazu Falls
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We'll visit numerous Buenos Aires districts and landmarks, including Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Palermo Viejo, and San Telmo. We'll see a Tango Dinner show, experience local markets, monuments, and Argentina's wealth of historic architecture. We'll enjoy a full-day Tigre Delta Tour and visit historic synagogues, memorials, and the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires. We'll visit the historic district of Once, often called Argentina's Lower East Side, as well as the workshop and art studio of the renowned Jewish Argentine Kabbalistic artist Mirta Kupferminc -- whose work is currently on exhibit at Hebrew Union College in New York. Our tour includes Kabbalat Shabbat services, meals, tours, and activities with the historic Jewish colonies of Entre Rios Province and in Buenos Aires. We'll spend 3 full days in the spectacular TangoIguazu Falls region soaking in the sights and sounds of the stunning falls -- among the world's most beautiful -- and the nationally protected area surrounding the falls, both in Brazil and Argentina. Our Buenos Aires hotel, from which we are based for 8 nights, is the exquisite and magnificently located 5-star Claridge Boutique Hotel. Our first-class 4-star hotels in Villaguay and Iguazu Falls offer exceptional locations, views, amenities and comfort. Along with escorting you as Scholar-In-Residence, I'll be joined by local guides and Jewish scholars providing personalized attention. This tour is truly a magnificent experience for the entire family.
Israelitas TempleThis virtually all-inclusive land tour, including all domestic flights, accommodations, activities, guides, private coach, transfers, taxes, and most meals is $5485. Receive an additional $200 discount if you provide your reservation and deposit by November 15th. Take an additional 3% discount on the entire tour if you provide payment by check or wire transfer.
Read more of the tour highlights at:
Click here to download a flyer for this tour.

To request a fully detailed itinerary and pricing immediately
, or to obtain any information about the tour, please contact Sophia Kulich of Sophia's Travel, at 877-466-2934 (national toll-free), 727-254-4373 (Tampa Bay Area), or
Argentina TapestryAs you know, I create my tours to give you time to fully experience each city and the surrounding regions and to fully experience the variety of both the local, national, and Jewish culture. Days are full, with opportunities to sightsee or rest on your own if you desire. A 5-day extension to the magnificent region of Salta is offered, or you may craft your own extension in Argentina or South America with the assistance of Sophia's Travel.
Contact Sophia Kulich of Sophia's Travel, at 877-466-2934 (national toll-free), 727-254-4373 (Tampa Bay Area), or

North Argentina Region of Salta Extension Tour

Optional Extension Tour May 2-7, 2010

Salta 1I hope you will join me for a 5-day extension that includes the Northern Argentina Region of Salta, Cafayate, Humahuaca, and Purmamarca. Located in the exquisite Andes Mountains, this breathtaking region is known for its culture and history as Argentina's Cradle of Folklore.Salta 2
The extension tour includes three full days in which to truly experience this spectacular region, including Salta, Cerrillos, Rosario de Lerma, El Carril, Alemania, Río de las Conchas Canyon, El Sapo, El Fraile, Ventanas, el Obelisco, el Anfiteatro, Garganta del Diablo, a Winery tour in Cafayate, Humahuaca (a UNESCO Humanity Heritage Salta 3Site), the village of Purmamarca, Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors Hill), Gral Güemes City, San Salvador de Jujuy, Tumbaya, and more. For a view of the sights and experiences of this region, visit 4

Read more of the main tour and extension highlights here.
To request a fully detailed itinerary of both main tour and extension tour and pricing immediately, or to obtain any information about the tour, please contact Sophia Kulich of Sophia's Travel at 877-466-2934 (national toll-free), 727-254-4373 (Tampa Bay Area), or

Joy's Neat News & Recommended Reading

I love to share discoveries I make on the internet as well as news of friends and colleagues. If you have neat news you would like me to share, please email me to tell me about it!

Spiritual Significance of MusicOver 1000 musicians, including myself, contributed to The Spiritual Significance of Music, an anthology of interviews that has been production over the last 4 years
. This wonderful book may be pre-ordered here and will be available December 1st, 2009.

My friend Richard Grimolizzi of Tarpon Springs, FL is one of the finest Richard Grimolizzipiano technicians I know. He has been the tuner and service technician for my studio grand piano for nearly two decades, and I would like to highly recommend his services to you. Check out his website. Rich is also a terrific jazz pianist himself.

The National Museum of American Jewish History is projected to open NMAJHin Fall 2010 on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Read about the future museum, view video clips and photos. You can even view a live camera shot of the new museum's construction. Subscribe to the newsletter for updates on the museum opening, coming exhibits, and online exhibits from the site as well.

TreeGive a powerful and meaningful gift ...
Plant a Tree in the name of someone you love...

In Israel with the Jewish National Fund
with the Arbor Day Foundation
with the Nature Conservancy
with Plant a Tree USA
with American Forests
with Eco-Libris

Karma KitchenKarma Kitchen is a restaurant with no prices on the menu that allows its patrons to pay whatever they desire for their meals or to pay by volunteering their services, as well as to "pay it forward" for customers who cannot afford to purchase a meal. It's a heartwarming story ... see the video & their site.

Baby Blue Arts is a group of Minnesota volunteers dedicated to providing a visual showcase for Minnesota's highly talented musicians and performers. My friend Joe Vass, pianist and composer with his group Klezmerica, recorded live in the baby Blue Arts studio. The wonderful, moving performances of his original compositions, Tango De Klezmerica, Bulka's Song, and Song Of Ruth, along with the Gershwin standard, I Got Rhythm, can be viewed online - along with performances of  other Minnesota artists - here.