Past Dates

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

GWDK CD on Marshall Crenshaw's Radio Show - 10 - 11 p.m.
Internet
New York, NY
USA [map]
Price: FREE

Noted rock musician Marshall Crenshaw will be playing music from Jamie's documentary film score "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind" on his WFUV radio show, The Bottomless Pit, sometime between 10 - 11 p.m. The show is also archived. Crenshaw plays an exotic blend of music each week. We hope you'll enjoy his show!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Piano Improvisations
Piano Improvisations - 8:00 P.M.
The Hill
Yalaha, Florida 34737
USA [map]
Price: $25.00 General Admission

As a culmination of her residency at The Hill, Jamie will perform works from her "Piano Portraits" and a new set of improvisations.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Balliceaux
Classical Incarnations plays "Swans" - 8:00 p.m.
203 N. Lombardy St.
Richmond, VA 23220
USA
(804) 355-3008 [map]
Price: FREE

From Kenilworth Lake, "Swans" will be performed by Richmond Symphony violinist Ellen Cockerham, and pianist Daniel Stipe. This piece was used in the documentary "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind," with flute and piano. This will be the FIRST performance as a violin solo. Both performers are true musical artists and I am really looking forward to this show!

 

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Private Wedding - Afternoon
520 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
USA [map]

I am SO honored - two friends have asked for a choral work of mine, "God's Love Unbroken," to be performed at their wedding. A piece I wrote in 2004 in support of full inclusion for the LGBT community and ALL folks. I am conducting the inspiring St. Mark's Episcopal Church choir. 

Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Film Score CD, J.K. Sims's photo.

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Wharton Sings Sims
Marjorie Wharton Sings Sims - 4 p.m.
Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 200 Church St.
Blackstone, VA
USA [map]
Price: $12.00 - suggested donation

Soprano Marjorie Wharton will be performing a setting of The Lord's Prayer by Jamie K. Sims.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Northside Artists Coop
"Gentle Woman" Doc Film Shown - 7:30 p.m.
3421 Hawthorne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222
USA [map]
Price: $5 - suggested donation

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

WCVW-PBS Virginia
"Gentle Woman. . ." Film Airs Again - 12 midnight
Virginia
VA [map]

For all you insomniacs! There have been several showings on PBS, but we rarely are informed before they air. Here's one they let us know about.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Chrysalis Gathering Space
"Gentle Woman" Screening - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
3527 Ellwood Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
USA
(804) 359-0384 [map]
Price: Members Free - Non-Members = $10.00

Documentary film "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind", featuring the soundtrack of classical works by Jamie K. Sims, will be screened as part of the Chrysalis program schedule. Sims music used in the film, and more, are on new CD, "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score."

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Chrysalis Gathering
"Gentle Woman" Screening - 1:30
3527 Ellwood Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
USA
(804) 359-0384 [map]
Price: Members Free - Non-Members = $10.00

Half-hour film will be screened. Feel free to bring a bag lunch! Documentary film "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind", featuring the soundtrack of classical works by Jamie K. Sims, will be screened as part of the Chrysalis program schedule. Sims music used in the film, and more, are on new CD, "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score."

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Surprise FILM coming January!
Surprise FILM Coming January!

Details coming SOON!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

NEW CD on SALE for HoLiDaYs!
CD's on Sale for the HOLIDAYS! - NOW!

Special Prices for Jamie K. Sims's new CD -

"Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score" !!!

Get it NOW on CD Baby Amazon, eBay, iTune!!!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Film Screening/Discussion: Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind
Forum: Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind - 7 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 520 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 [map]
Price: No Admission Charge

Using a screening of the documentary on the peace and human rights activist; discussions and comments on how one person can make a difference. Film by Small Steps Films with soundtrack of classical works by Jamie K. Sims (aka Jamie Sims).

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Film Screening/Tribute - Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind
Film - Gentle Woman, Marii Hasegawa Tribute Program - 12:45 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Community Room, 4500 Kensington Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221 [map]
Price: Free Admission

This is a tribute program for the subject of the film "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind", who passed away in July. The film will be screened, as well as other performances of appreciation. The film is by Small Steps films and features classical score by Jamie K. Sims.

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

SOON! Video of Moray/Sims Performance
Festival Concert - Mde. Fedora Moray/ Jamie K. Sims

The video of this historic performance is currently being edited. We will let you know as soon as it is available.

For more info, go to June 24, PAST DATES under Calendar, for more information on this concert.

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

PBS Broadcast Aug. 9, 10 p.m. Gentle Woman Documentary
Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind - 10 p.m.
Richmond, Charlottesville, Virginia [map]

This newly finished documentary, "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind", about peace and human rights activist, Marii Hasegawa (1918-2012), will be aired on Thursday August 9th at 10:00 p.m., on two PBS channels: WCVE in Richmond, VA, and WHTJ in Charlottesville, VA. The film score is a collection of classical works by composer Jamie K. Sims.

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The Hill Summer Music Festival
Mde. Fedora Moray - Turkish Contralto - 7 p.m.

USA [map]
Price: $65

Return of the great duo - Turkey's most esteemed contralto, Madame Fedora Moray, with composer/pianist Jamie K. Sims, performing their signature work, for the first time in over two decades! This is sure to be a momentous occasion. A documentary is in the works. Please contact info@jamieksims.com for Ticket Information and Press Passes.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Richmond Times-Dispatch by Bill Lohmann

Read about the story behind the making of "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind." Out on Monday April 23, 2012, written by Bill Lohmann of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

New CD Release!
Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score

A collection of Sims's chamber music used as the score to documentary "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind." Includes many pieces for piano, as well as works for flute and saxophone. The film is premiering in April 2012.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Film Premier - "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind"
with Soundtrack by Jamie K. Sims - 1 p.m.
James River Film Festival, Center for Visual Arts, Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
USA [map]

About the Film

    Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind is a documentary film portraying one woman’s extraordinary life’s work for human rights and global peace.
    Hasegawa was born in 1918 near Hiroshima, Japan. Her father, a Buddhist priest assigned to mission work, moved his family to California in 1919. Hasegawa graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. After the U.S. government forcibly relocated nearly 110,000 people of Japanese descent in 1942, she and her family were sent to the Topaz internment camp in Utah. This experience led Hasegawa to join the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and inspired her efforts in human rights. She picketed discriminating landlords, protested Nike nuclear missile sites, and in 1965 she organized buses to Washington, D.C., for Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. During the Vietnam War Hasegawa became president of WILPF and led an international peace delegation into North Vietnam, assessing and reporting civilian damage.
    In 1996, Marii Hasegawa was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize by the Niwano Peace Foundation of Tokyo, Japan.
    The film is directed by Janet Scagnelli and is a Small Steps Films production. www.smallstepsfilms.com.

    Sims soundtrack CD, "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score," was released on April 17th, 2012.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Friends of Music Program - 4:00 p.m.
520 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
USA [map]
Price: Donation

This is a fundraiser concert for the St. Mark's Episcopal Church music program. Sims work featured will be a duet for two male voices, featuring Rob McTier and David Lenz. Jamie will be playing piano.

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Marjorie Wharton Sings Sims, Bon Air Presbyterian Church
Soprano Marjorie Wharton sings Sims Music - 4:00 p.m.
9201 West Huguenot Road
Richmond, Virginia 23235
U.S.A.
(804) 272-7514 [map]
Price: Free Admission - Donations Accepted

Soprano Marjorie Wharton, soprano best known for her performances in various productions of "Porgy and Bess", will be giving a recital that will include J.K.Sims's setting of the "Lord's Prayer." Russell Wilson will be playing piano. The melody from this vocal work is used in a flute and piano featured in the film "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind."

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Hill
Music to Live In - 4 p.m.
615 Lakeside Lane
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
USA [map]
Price: $25.00

Sims will be performing works featured in "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind", documentary film about Japanese peace activist, Marii Haswgawa.

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