She Rocks Awards


January 23, 2015
The NAMM Show | Anaheim, CA


Sheila E accepts her award at the 2014 She Rocks Awards.

Gearing up for its third consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders Sheila E, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Janie L. Hendrix, Mary Peavey and more. Click here to view all previous She Rocks Award winners.


Honoree Malina Moye performs at the 2014 She Rocks Awards.

With featured performances, food and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more, the She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music.



The WiMN is thrilled to announce saxophonist, singer and songwriter Mindi Abair as its first selected award recipient at the upcoming 2015 She Rocks Awards! “What an honor to be recognized with a She Rocks Award,” Abair said. “I think back to my childhood and I’m so thankful that no one told me it was odd for a girl to rock the saxophone until it was way too late. What an incredible journey my saxophone and my music has taken me on.”

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 10.53.03 AMOne of the most dynamic and accomplished performers in music today, Abair’s seventh solo release, Wild Heart, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz and Contemporary Jazz chart. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, Abair was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. More recently, Abair received a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, four of the most preeminent saxophonists in contemporary music.

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  • Jennjohnson

    Does this ticket get you into the NAMM show as well as the event?

    • madsun1

      No, a ticket to the She Rocks Awards does not grant entry into NAMM. Hope to see you at the event!

  • Donna Gregory

    I was invited to the first She Rocks Awards and am so pleased to be going again. Cya at NAMM……..

  • BEAR

    Congratulations to all, especially Dinah Gretsch. She is one of the nicest ladies that I know.

  • Suzanne Perry

    This event is magical. I had such a feeling of love and fulfillment just being in attendance last year. Can’t wait to see Laura and all of these truly amazing women!

  • Sheena

    Gaby and the VERY young Command sisters have some great accomplishments under their belts, Grammys and publishing deals. What a great time for women in music!

  • Desiree Horn

    Never heard of the woman in the floral dress, Malina. But I looked her up and from her YT videos she has a long way to go. The Bootsy Collins video was poorly created. But, I am happy to support the WIMN She Rocks event. Excited to see Gaby Morena whom I saw live with Tracy Chapman.

  • Melanie G.

    Gaby Moreno is wonderful! Never heard of the Command Sisters, but can’t wait to support them! Azuca!

  • Will Ash

    How appropriate it is to have the Beautiful and the incredibly talented Malina Moye perform at the 2014 She Rocks Awards , wouldn’t miss it for the World .

  • Will Ash

    And a very special Big time CONGRADULATIONS to Janie Hendrix , how deserving it is for the Music Industry to pay tribute to Janie Hendrix , you have gone over and above . And as a passionate Fan of Jimi Hendrix I want to say thank you Janie for the incredible job you have done .

  • Carlton Jusito

    Gaby is a fabulous Grammy winning talented artist that my wife and I will be happy to see. Sorry I don’t know the Command sisters, but I can’t wait to meet them as well! Wish our kids were musically inclined! ;c)

  • Wanda L.

    I can’t believe it, Sheila E!!! Been a Bay Area resident for years and I have seen the Escovedos perform in many venues all over the Bay Area. The Escovedos are a very warm and cordial family. I have never seen Sheila in person. I’m so excited I will purchase a ticket to this event just to meet her! I hope she will be at NAMM I will be there as well. Thank you!

  • Meredythe Dee Winter

    So excited that we are going to be there and taping it for a TV Special. Thanx to Laura B for everything she is doing to elevate the status of women in the music and audio industries!

  • Laura B. Whitmore

    Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. We head down tomorrow for the second annual She Rocks Awards! We are READY!!!

  • Meredythe Dee Winter

    So exciting! I <3 Mindi Abair. Great choice. She Rocks The Planet!