Ritenuto Foundation, Inc. a 501c3 Corporation, in collaboration with the St. Edward’s University Music Department, is proud to announce its second annual Austin women-led band Festival: LuluFest, to be held on April 14th, 2018, in the lovely new Jones Auditorium, situated in the Ragsdale Center, on the St. Ed’s University campus.

We are proud to have secured a second-year City of Austin Cultural Arts grant, and are very pleased and grateful to have the City of Austin's support! Obviously, it is very costly to bring these excellent artists to Central Texas; we are reaching out to you to help sponsor this event in any way you can, in order to make it the first-class Festival we know it can be. Your sponsorship will be included in the publicity: posters, programs, radio, and public media.
We thank you in advance!

Please send your tax-free donations to:
Ritenuto Foundation Inc.
6869 Auckland Dr
Austin, Tx 78749


Peggy Stern - Artistic Director, Lulu Fest 2018
Suzi Stern - Assistant Director, Lulu Fest 2018 

TICKETS on sale now!



Friday May 17th, Parker Jazz Club (117 4th Ave, Austin)


7 PM - Mixed Duos,


Claire Daly, Joey Colarusso, Jane Bunnett, Dawn Clement, Jay Clayton, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern, Glenn Schuetz




8 PM - Claire Daly Quartet


Claire Daly - baritone sax


Dawn Clement - piano


Glenn Schuetz - bass


Ed Jarusinsky - drums




9 PM - Carrie Rodriguez Trio,


Carrie Rodriguez - vocals, violin, guitar


Luke Jacobs - guitar

Roscoe Beck - bass




10 PM - Pamela York Duo


Pamela York - piano


Lynn Seaton - bass




11 PM - Estrella  Salsa Jazz All Stars


Joey Colarusso, Sarah Jane Hargis, Jane Bunnett, Claire Daly, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern, Daniel Durham, Ed Jarusinsky, Rachel Spencer, Sarah Milligan





Saturday May 18th, Jones Auditorium at St. Edward’s University (3001 S Congress Ave)




7 PM - Jay Clayton Band


Jay Clayton - vocals


Peggy Stern - piano


Daniel Durham - bass




8 PM - Dawn Clement Band


Dawn Clement - piano and vocals


Daniel Durham - bass


Masumi Jones - drums




9 PM - Jane Bunnett and Maqueque


Jane Bunnett - soprano sax


Danae Olano -  piano


Joanna Majoko -  Voice and Percussion


Celia Jimenez  - Bass


TBA  - Drums




LuluFest 2019 - May 17/ 18

We are proud to announce our upcoming 2019 LuluFest artists. The Festival will be held May 17th at Parker Jazz club, and May 18th at St. Edward's University. Both concerts begin at 7 PM.

Featured women band-leaders include Dawn Clement, Carrie Rodriguez, Pamela York, Claire Daly, Jay Clayton, Jane Bunnett and MAQUEQUE

Dawn Clement

Austin Cultural Arts


"This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department."



Claire Daly