GB Now Ep 15: Denise Kaufman


Welcome to What’s Next, presented by Florida Blue Medicare. In this episode, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Denise Kaufman. She’s an important part of rock history but few know who she is. Denise is the lead singer and bass player for the Ace of Cups, one of the first all-female rock bands.

Denise and her band opened for Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead in 1967, The Summer of Love. The Ace of Cups were ahead of their time and never got a recording deal.

Denise moved to Hawaii and became a yoga teacher instructing, Madonna, Jane Fonda, Quincy Jones and many others. Today she 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, will soon be releasing their second studio album.

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