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JUNE 7, 2019

Alexa Tarantino Leads Charge for a More Inclusive Jazz Scene

The alto saxophonist and her ensemble, Lioness celebrates female jazz artistry …

From Jazz Times by Lucy Tauss


October 1, 2017

The Educational Jazz Band: Where Are the Girls?

Representation matters. Consider that the lack of representation in top groups makes girls less likely to audition for all-state ensembles, or maybe even the jazzband at your school.

By Kelly Clingan, trombonist and Seattle JazzED Education Director


February 10, 2019

2019 Grammy Awards: Why I'm using my nomination to speak out about sexism in the world of jazz

Young girls can fly a rocket ship, throw a football and solo on the saxophone — but it is always harder to be what you cannot see.

By Tia Fuller, saxophonist and Grammy nominee


November 8, 2018

Terri Lyne Carrington, Angela Davis, and Gina Dent discuss why it was important to start the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.


November 27, 2017

Playing While Female – One Independent Guitarist’s Account of Assault and Abuse in New York City

By Lily Maase, Session Guitarist, Teacher, Musical Director