Ana Isabel O

Ana Isabel’s Contributions

06/02/13    Community Articles

ERNIE HAMMES @The Seventh Annual “Rhythm in the Kitchen” Music Festival 2013

ERNIE HAMMES is a Luxembourg trumpeter who specializes in jazz and also plays classical music. He has played both solo and as first trumpet in the Big Bop Nouveau band, travelling to more than 25 countries while solidly supporting the Luxembourg jazz scene...

06/02/13    Community Articles

ERNIE HAMMES @The Seventh Annual “Rhythm in the Kitchen” Music Festival 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 7th Church for All Nations 417 West 57th Street (9th & 10 Aves) NYC 10pm : Ernie Hammes Group with Pierre Alain Goualch, Paul Wiltgen and Aidan Carroll

04/06/12    Community Articles

Denis Woychuk : The Outburst of the Kraine Theater Quintessence

A writer, play-writer, lyricist, novelist, promoter and former attorney transforming the East Village with art.

03/27/12    Community Articles

Rashid Lombard, Diamond of Africa Grandest Gathering

Internationally renowned photographer, Rashid Lombard is the Founder and Directors of the Africa Grandest Gathering, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Lombard is a local legend, an International political, war photojournalist and CEO of espAfrika...

03/25/12    Community Articles


“There are certain people in my life that I will always remember” ~ Cecil Taylor

03/22/12    Community Articles


The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the most prestigious Africa gathering. The two days event (Friday 30 March and Saturday 31 March 2012) is a huge international success hosted by the Cape Town's International Convention Centre (CTICC); it features...

03/17/12    Community Articles

Jimi Gureje : Making the World a Better Place

Jimi Gureje founded in 2002 The Village @ Gureje. The space is a very unique and special place in Brooklyn dedicated to community activities such as artist performances, organizations and bands meeting point.

02/18/12    Community Articles

Barak Weiss : A Magnetic Force

Barak Weiss runs the Tel Aviv Jazz festival. Born in Jerusalem, Weiss is deeply involved in many Israeli cultural/musical matters. Tel Aviv Jazz Festival : Feb 21st 24th 2012.

12/19/11    Community Articles

Latin Jazz and The Unbroken Spirit

Allen Spatz resides in The Bronx, New York. He really is a photographer to the core and has captured matchless images from many characters. His art conveys the embodiment of an eternal being and includes many views such as weddings, musicians, sport luminaries...

12/11/11    Community Articles

A Momentary Lapse of Reason

The Israeli Opera House Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center is featuring a photography exhibition of artist photographer Maya Hed. The photography series captures exclusive pictures of extraordinary jazz artists from all over the world. The pictures were taken...

12/09/11    Community Articles

Tales from The Road I

This is part of a long series of interviews with poet Trudy Morse. She is the center of a beautiful family composed by six children, twenty seven grandchildren and three greats.

10/22/11    Community Articles


A TV journalist and jazz lover writes an orbiter dicta American story family tale. “Die Free” is a captivating slavery ancestry book written by Cheryl Wills. The narrative reveals to readers Cheryl's personal story.

10/20/11    Community Articles

Cheryl Wills, a Jazz Lover

Cheryl Wills co-hosted the Fundraiser Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund MCd by Bill Cosby and organized by Ruby Flower Productions

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About Ana Isabel O


A member of the Jazz Journalists Association, Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez is a writer, jazz editor, independant filmmaker, poet, music/art promoter and producer. She was educated in Europe and is an accomplished scientist who has lectured and cooperated in miscellaneous capacities throughout South America, Europe, Africa, East-Europe, Japan, China and New Zealand...

Ana is Docteur es Sciences in Animal Biology and holds three post-doctorates. In 2004 she published a book which enlightens integrated pest management strategies in Luxembourg. She has also published numerous articles on the value of nature.

Ana Isabel has been a recipient of multiple grants : the Dutch Embassy Luxembourg, the American Embassy Luxembourg and Ville de Dudelange for her film projects on film noir and jazz and in 2009 by Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts for her film project on the Shoah.

Ana Isabel is the founder and Executive Director of Ruby Flower Rercords. Ruby Flower Productions is at the core of the 2011 Fundraiser Dizzy Gillespie hosted by Bill Cosby. The project supports the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund which helps underwrite the costs of hospitalization, diagnostic tests, and a full range of surgical and medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and without the ability to pay.

Ana Isabel O joined the JazzTimes community on Oct 12, 2011