May 22, 2009



The International Women’s Organization For The Preservation Of Live Music (I.W.O.) in association with “Friends of My Father’s Place”, George Lucas Productions and Lori Promotions present an informative and entertaining evening, featuring live performances by Emma Zale and her 6-piece band featuring Tony Novarro, the acoustic duo The Brunettes, and a special music industry panel, moderated by Bruce Colfin, Esq. discussing the topic, “Fitting In With The Evolving Changes Of Today's Music Industry". The event will kick off promptly at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12th, at Mirelle’s, 170 Post Avenue , Westbury , NY 11590 .  Call (516) 404-6490.  Admission is $7 for the entire evening, including the panel. . The restaurant opens for dinner at 7 p.m. Musicians are welcome to bring their demos to give to the panel members.  Producers, Club Owners, managers, entertainment attorneys and others in the music industry are encouraged to bring their business cards. 


The panel will be moderated by Bruce Colfin, Esq. of Jacobson & Colfin, P.C., and will include the following speakers:  Joe Franklin, Legendary Radio and Television Host (especially with WWOR-TV and WWOR-Radio); Beth Krakower, President of CineMedia Promotions; Eppy (Michael Epstein), previous owner of “My Father's Place", formerly a talk-show host and de facto operations manager at WLIR as well as the former manager of rock band Barnaby Bye, and now promoter of "Friends of My Father's Place" Productions; Richard Ornstein, Executive Producer of Joe Franklin's TV and Radio Show, as well as Jack LaLanne’s Show and Producer/Director of Mr. and Ms. New York’s Finest Body Building Competition for the NYPD, and a former member of the NYPD; Jeff Ganz, of Ganzilla Productions and Producer/Bassist formerly with Johnny Winter; and Dee Dee Acquisto, MS, Senior Director of Health & Human Services at MusiCares. 


Moderator Bruce Colfin, Esq. is a partner at Jacobson & Colfin, P.C., THE FIRM, currently in its 25th year as a law firm primarily concerned with the entertainment business, copyrights and trademarks, located at 60 Madison Avenue , Tenth Floor, New York , NY 10010 with an office in Hewlett , NY as well.  For two years in a row, Bruce E. Colfin was invited to Kingston , Jamaica by the Jamaican Governmental Organization JAMPRO to speak at workshops and on panels concerning the Music Business.  He is currently a professor at Five Towns College on Long Island , and was Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Committee on Sports, Entertainment and Media Law for a two year term.  Along with his partner, Mr. Colfin conducted Continuing Legal Education programs for the Nassau County Bar Association on Entertainment Law for Non-Entertainment Lawyers. The Firm donated the time necessary to get all the permissions to release the Rex Foundation’s Tie Dye Ball CD compilation from the benefit concert at the Ethical Culture Society.


Long Island ’s own Singer/Songwriter Emma Zale was consistently voted by readers of Good Time’s Magazine to the Favorite Female Rock Vocalist Category for several years.  A classically trained musician, Emma’s colorful musical travels have taken her to all corners of the globe, as a Singer/Songwriter in Sydney, Australia where she also worked on policy development for the Aborigines Movement at PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Center), as a madrigal singer throughout Europe for several years, later with numerous appearances on national television (and especially as a regular on The Joe Franklin Television Show on WWOR-TV for many years), as an artist on Vagabond Records produced by Frank Carillo, as keyboardist for the metal band “The Rods” and “Jack Starr”, as a jingle writer for John Sander’s Productions, as an associate professor at Five Towns College in Dix Hills teaching music publishing and copyright law, and most recently as a songwriter for several country and pop artists. She is currently practicing entertainment law in New York and New Jersey , representing country singer/songwriter Joe Bayer, from Long Island , among others. Ms. Zale founded the I.W.O. which was instrumental in getting numerous artists international recognition, music seminar workshops, and networking opportunities within their fields. 


            Emma Zale and Guitarist Tony Novarro are currently recording a new CD release, available this winter.  Along with bassist Mary Noecker, drummer Jeff Ganz, keyboardist Marty Dunayer, and back-up vocalist Terry Brunette, the group will be performing a taste of their new material, along with some past favorites.  For more info, please contact: or call Emma at (516) 303-2272 regarding the I.W.O. or her band.

(Website link Emma Zale:  (Website link I.W.O.:


“Emma’s journey and insight into the dual sides of human nature are not only evident in her new music, but also in the way she inspires others to achieve their full potential in life. . . a riveting act”.                                                                

                                                                                                     -  Joe Franklin, Aug. 2008

                                                                                                        Bloomberg Radio


The acoustic duo The Brunettes, featuring Barbara and Terry Brunette, perform eclectic originals and covers, including Jazz, Blues, and Pop.  They are currently recording a new CD release, available this winter. (For more info, contact Terry at )


This event is one of many exciting and interesting panels/concerts presented by the I.W.O. (not a feminist organization) yet to come in clubs throughout Long Island, Manhattan and New Jersey this year.