2016 SHE ROCKS AWARDS at the NAMM Show FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Anaheim Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, CA
Congratulations to all of our 2016 She Rocks Awards honorees and thank you to our co-host for the evening, Nita Strauss.
Jennifer Batten and Nita Strauss Photo by Kevin Graft
2016 She Rocks Awards Honorees:
Amy Heidemann of Karmin – Mad Skills Award Jennifer Batten – Icon Award Pamela Cole & Leigh Maples of Fanny’s House of Music – Motivator Award Crystal Morris of Gator Cases – Enterprise Award Cathy Carter Duncan of Seymour Duncan – Trailblazer Award Mary Luehrsen of NAMM and the NAMM Foundation – Champion Award Mindy Seegal Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine – Dreaming Out Loud Award Chalise Zolezzi of Taylor Guitars – Excellence Award Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt of the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls L.A. and Raining Jane – Inspire Award Sujata Murthy of Universal Music Enterprises – Vision Award Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound – Powerhouse Award Chaka Khan – Legend Award Tom Gilbert – Real Deal Award
An inside look at the She Rocks Awards, courtesy of AVID.
The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders Sheila E, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi, The Bangles, Dinah Gretsch, Janie L. Hendrix, Mary Peavey and more. Click here to view all previous She Rocks Award winners.
From left (top row): Rock Sugah guitarist, Kat Dyson; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Karmin singer, Amy Heidemann; guitarist, Malina Moye; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and guitarist, Jennifer Batten; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Seymour Duncan co-founder/CEO, Cathy Carter Duncan; She Rocks Awards Founder and Co-Host, Laura B. Whitmore; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars, Chalise Zolezzi; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and NAMM Director of Public Affairs/NAMM Foundation Executive Director, Mary Luehrsen; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Senior Vice President of Public Relations for Universal Music Enterprises, Sujata Murthy; Rock Sugah singer, Kudisan Kai; 2016 She Rocks Awards Winner and President/Co-Founder of Gator Cases, Crystal Morris; Rock Sugah drummer, Benita Lewis; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Fanny’s House of Music Co-Owner, Leigh Maples; keyboardist, Jenna Paone; Charlotte and Sarah Command of The Command Sisters; (bottom row) Rock Sugah keyboardist, Lynette Williams; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Tom Tom Magazine Founder, Mindy Abovitz; Rock Sugah bassist, Divinity Roxx; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and legendary singer, Chaka Khan; 2016 She Rocks Awards Co-Host and guitarist, Nita Strauss; and 2016 She Rocks Awards winners and Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls Founder, Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt; attend the She Rocks Awards during NAMM at the Anaheim Hilton on January 22, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevin Graft)
With featured performances, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more, the She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media for a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates women in music. Yes, men are always welcome too!