BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Celebrating Extraordinary Women

"Beautiful Minds: Celebrating Extraordinary Women" is an album of musical portraits of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

COMING AUGIST 20, 2021

Jazz vocalist Sarah Partridge releases her seventh recording, a project two years in the making.

Comprised of ten original songs written by Partridge and mostly members of her band, each piece is a musical portrait of a notable woman in STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). A stunning example of art meets science, these compositions bring each woman to life with a variety of international grooves, and lyrics that poetically celebrate each woman.

There is artistic and educational value to this project in that it is an original jazz work as well as an inspiring piece of information for young women, STEM Organizations, and the general public

This is a concept album like no other, and Partridge has assembled a masterful ensemble of players and composers. From Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the 1800’s to film star and inventor, Hedy Lamarr, to current climate scientist Nicole Hernandez Hammer, this is an inspiring exploration into jazz like never before. Partridge says, “My hope is to introduce the world to these courageous women through music: Women who have overcome mountains of challenges to achieve what they have. I’d like the music to embody the flavor of their lives so that it inspires women everywhere to enter the STEM fields, and hopefully embrace jazz music!”

Listen To A Sample

Get Involved

We are continuing to raise money to fund the final post production elements of this recording and would love you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal of $6000.

Budget

production

  • Writing and arrangement for 12 compositions- $4,800
  • Recording and engineer fees – $4,000
  • Musician’s session fees – $5,000

post-production

  • CD Photography and Videography – $2,500
  • CD Design, Production, Delivery (or) 10-12 Music Videos – $3,500
  • Radio Promotion – $2,000
  • Promo Mailings for Press & Radio – $1,050

touring (Post covid-19)

Touring plans include STEM organizations and conventions, schools, Universities, and Performing Arts Centers. Touring is an expensive but essential part of each album release. Despite the fact that musicians are paid for concerts, they often have to rent space, travel, feed, and house the band. There will most likely be 7 musicians, including myself. The remaining $9,000-$10,000 of the budget will go towards these expenses.