It’s never too late to live your rock and roll dreams. Just ask Denise Kaufman. In the 1960s, her all-female band the Ace of Cups opened for Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead but never got its proper due.
Eventually, Kaufman moved to Hawaii and became a yoga teacher, instructing people like Madonna and Quincy Jones. These days, she also runs an organic farm near her home on Kauai, eats a plant-based diet and is finally getting her due as a musician.
The Ace of Cups have been rediscovered and now, in their 70s, they are on the cusp of releasing their second studio album.
Kaufman will join this Growing Bolder Presents from her home in Hawaii and will inspire you to never give up on your dreams, no matter how wild they seem to others.
This program is presented by Growing Bolder and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
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About Marc Middleton
Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO of Growing Bolder, is a media entrepreneur, television journalist, author, filmmaker, speaker, and consultant who focuses on the changing culture of aging. He’s a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, host of Growing Bolder seen on public broadcasting stations nationwide, director of the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Conquering Kilimanjaro, and author of Growing Bolder: Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose. His new show, Launchpad to What’s Next, features some of the biggest names in health, fitness, personal finance and caregiving. Marc is a 7-time Masters Swimming world record holder.
About Denise Kaufman
Growing up in San Francisco during the 1960s placed Denise Kaufman right in the center of the cultural revolution. Her commitment to social justice and exploratory approach to life led her to adventures in counterculture; to forming the legendary Ace of Cups—an all-girl band that opened for Jimi Hendrix, The Band, and Janis Joplin; to being one of the seven founding mothers of Island School on Kauai; to studying with Robert Nadeau Shihan, Yogi Bhajan, Bikram Choudhury, Pattabhi Jois, and Paul Grilley and to teaching yoga to Madonna, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Quincy Jones, and Jane Fonda. Kaufman lives between Venice Beach and Kauai, playing music, teaching yoga, surfing and continuing to learn, channel inspiration and connect all those around her.