Ana Isabel Ordonez
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A member of the Jazz Journalists Association, Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez
is also a Biologist, writer, jazz editor, independant filmmaker,
music/art promoter and producer. She was educated in Europe. A self-
taught Victorian patchwork maker, she has worked on this art since the
early 90s and has presented her craft in France and Luxembourg. She
is also an accomplished scientist who began training on insect-plant
pathology and biological control research at the age of eighteen and
has lectured and cooperated in miscellaneous capacities throughout
South America, Europe, Africa, East-Europe, Japan, China and New
Zealand. Ana Isabel Ordonez is an Agronomic Engineer with Masters and
Doctoral degrees in Genetics, Forestry and Animal Biology. She was
awarded by the Colombian Society of Entomology with the national prize
Hernan Alcaraz-Viecco. In 2004 she published a book which enlightens
integrated pest management strategies in Luxembourg. She has also
published numerous articles on the value of nature.
Ana Isabel has been a recipient of multiple grants from Ecole
National des Eaux et Forets France, Musee National Histoire Naturelle
de Paris, Marie Curie European Union Research Grant, Ministere de la
Culture Luxembourg. In 2007 she was granted by the Dutch Embassy
Luxembourg, the American Embassy Luxembourg and Ville de Dudelange for
her film projects on film noir and jazz and in 2009 by Augusta Savage
Gallery, University of Massachusetts for her film project on the
Ana Isabel is the founder and Executive Director of Ruby Flower
Rercords. Ruby Flower Productions is at the core of the 2011
Fundraiser Dizzy Gillespie hosted by Bill Cosby. The 2012 Dizzy
Gillespie Fundraiser is MC by Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Cheryl
Wills. The Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund helps underwrite the costs of
hospitalization, diagnostic tests, and a full range of surgical and
medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and without the
ability to pay.