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  • Women in Jazz Media Playlist Volume 17

    23rd September 2022

    Our new Women in Jazz Media Playlist is now out: Volume 17. We publish a new playlist each month and try to share a wide range of women from across the world - new releases, legacy artists, new and established artists and also some women we think you should know about but maybe don't!  We keep it to 15 artists per playlist to give you time to discover, listen and share these incredible women. Do please get in touch if you have music you would like us to include - either your own or recommendations. We are especially keen to share music from female instrumentalists and composers.


    The playlist is available on Spotify and You Tube but as always we would encourage you to buy directly from the artist where possible, and all the links are on our site here:

    Georgie Aué Kate Wyatt Lizz Wright Olivia Murphy Helena KayErin Stevenson Connie Han

    Kalia Vendever Omara PortuondoRotraut Jäger Nubya Garcia Nina Fine Lil Hardin Armstrong

    Asha Parkinson & Kalpudrama Sextet Sasha Berliner

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  • On the Bookcase with Dr Joan Cartwright

    19th September 2022

    Welcome to the seventh episode in our podcast series ‘On The Bookcase’, featuring female authors from across the world, with host Fiona Ross, with original music from Hannah Horton. You can find our podcasts in the top at number 14 in the 60 Best Jazz Podcasts in FeedSpot

    In this episode we welcome Dr Joan Cartwright. Available on all platforms here

    Born in Queens, NY, Dr Joan Cartwright is a poet, musician, composer, author, and historian. In addition to CDs, Cartwright is the author of 11 books including GaiaMind Poems, and the Joan Cartwright Song Book submitted to the Guinness Book of Records for designation as the "First woman in the world with a jazz and blues songbook." Her essays, articles, and interviews have been published locally and internationally online, in magazines, journals, anthologies, and newspapers. In 2007, Joan founded Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. to promote women musicians, globally. She is a Doctor of Business Administration/Marketing and a Professor of Speech Communications

     

    She conducted workshops at United Cerebral Palsy facilities, Broward Schools and Libraries in South Florida. In New York, she presented Amazing Musicwomen at York College and Langston Hughes Library and was a guest of the International Women in Jazz Festival in 2008. In 2010, she performed in Kingston, Jamaica, for the U.S. Embassy at Blues on the Green. In 2013, her Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble performed at the Sunrise Civic Center and Biennes Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. In 2014, she performed and presented a workshop for the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. Also, in 2014, Joan’s quartet was featured at Jazz on 4, on the Allure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruises. Joan is an ASCAP publisher and songwriter, and a member of Women in Music, in New York. Her organization WIJSF is an International Honor Committee member of Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica in Rome, Italy, and Women in Music Serbia.

    During her 40-year career, Joan performed with Jazz giants Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Dorothy Donegan, Philly Joe Jones, Shirley Scott, Trudy Pitts, Carline Ray, Paula Hampton, Bertha Hope, Kim Clarke, Giovanni Mazzarino, and hundreds of musicians in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, and Asia!

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  • In Conversation with...Amy Gadiaga

    15th September 2022

    Welcome to our latest episode of ‘In Conversation With’ featuring music from Hannah Horton! You can also find our podcasts in the top 60 Best Jazz Podcasts in FeedSpot! Our podcasts are all available on a range of platforms including Spotify and Apple.

    In this episode, host Hannah Horton welcomes our special guest, bassist, composer and vocalist Amy Gadiaga. Click here to listen

    Recently signed by Jazz Re:Freshed, Amy bridges the old school jazz tradition of musicians such as Betty Carter and Wayne Shorter with the modern bops of artists such as D'Angelo and Kimbra. Amy's band offers an energetic performance that celebrates art, freedom and black pride. Having already performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival, the Jazz Cafe and several festivals last year, Amy is currently working on her debut EP.

    Over almost three decades, Tomorrow’s Warriors has proved a crucial development platform for many of the artists now tearing up the international jazz scene – Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Cassie Kinoshi and Nérija, Femi Koleoso and Ezra Collective, Binker Golding, Shabaka Hutchings and Sons Of Kemet, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Eska, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Zara McFarlane, and so many more…An alumni of the Tomorrow's Warriors umbrella, Amy is now flying solo and has no limits in terms of genres and disciplines practiced and experimented with.  

    ‘Amy Gadiaga’s star is indeed rising and shining brightly. ’ Jazz in Europe

    Amy will be performing at our new residency at Jazz Cafe Posk, London on October 7th. Tickets and info, click here

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  • Women in Jazz Media August Team News

    4th September 2022

    Firstly we would like to welcome two new team members Laura Impallomeni and Sandra Booker!

    The next few months are full of exciting projects and it is going to be a busy time for us all! We are thrilled to be launching our new residency at Jazz Cafe Posk in London, on October 7th with the brilliant Amy Gadiaga - a wonderful opportunity to platform a wide range of female artists. We have also launched our London Jazz Festival programme with Toulouse Lautrec and Jazz Cafe Posk, so do check our newly updated events page for info and tickets.

    Jasna Jovicevic has been working on a brilliant range of concerts and projects and has contributed to the new 'The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender' book which we are thrilled to have on our bookcase. Concerts coming up include:

    16th Jovicevic/Miklos/Wojcinski Trio-  Bartok Radio Broadcast- Budapest, HU

    17th  Jovicevic/Miklos/Wojcinski Trio- Stara Elektrana- Ljubljana, SLO

    24th  Jasna Jovicevic Quinary - Etno.com Festival- Pancevo, RS

    27th  Jasna Jovičević – reeds/Peter Ole Jørgensen – drums/Boris Janje – double bass/Damir P. Kafka – saxes, keyboards-  International festival of Improvising and Creative Music- Zagreb, CRO

    28th Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet/Jasna Jovićević – reeds/Tomaž Grom– double bass - International festival of Improvising and Creative Music- Zagreb, CRO

    Further info here and for a little teaser, you can also view this wonderful video here

    Photo by Danko Strahinić

    Isabel Marquez has been on fire recently with a wide range of newly published material on our partner publications Jazz Views and Jazz in Europe. Articles include Asha Parkinson Ruta Di and Allison Wheeler. Isabel tells us 'I’ve started writing for an indie pop and rock magazine as well, I know it’s not jazz but I’m trying to expand my portfolio and write about all the types of music I can! It’s called BOOT—-MUSIC. If anyone is interested in reading here is the link '

    Wendy Kirkland is working on a new podcast series for us, focussing on pianists, watch out for news on this! She also has some great gigs coming up:

    9th September Burford Jazz with special guest Roger Beaujolais. Tickets here

    15th September Chesterfield Jazz: Get Carter Reimagined featuring Dennis Rollins MBE. Tickets here

    Photo of Wendy above by Monika S Jakubowska

    Esther Bennett recently spoke to Emma Rawicz for her latest 'Something New' article for our Jazz in Europe column, available here and has some great gigs coming up.

    'The Hampstead Jazz Club is pleased to present this debut performance. Be prepared for a wonderfully textured, well crafted and interesting mix tonight from three of London’s most experienced jazz artists! Featuring Terence Collie on piano and Dominic Howles on double bass. Esther will be performing original material from recently released recordings and from a new recording due to be released later this year, as well as some highly individual interpretations of a few very well known jazz standards' Friday September 9th, tickets available here

    We are also excited to hear that Esther will be releasing her new album 'Home is Where the Art Is' on 33 Jazz Records soon! Cannot wait!

    Tatiana Gorilovsky captured some beautiful photos at the amazing gig "Benefit for Ukraine" organised by Alina Bzhezhinska Lazorkina at the 606 club! To share and support Alina's incredible work please do follow this link

    Fiona Mactaggart has been very busy writing a range of articles and reviews:

    Live review of Dave Milligan & Norman Willmore 
    Live review of MNDMTH/ MistaFaZ / Harry Weir 
    Live review of Archipelagos 
    Live review of Fine Men With Foul Tongues 
    Festival Review: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues festival July 2022 

    Live review of Fills Monkey, in LJN
    as well as launching the brilliant new Jazz Forward initiative. We will be discussing that more very soon!

    Kim Cypher has been working with our Women in Jazz Media founder Fiona to bring together her 'Brighter Tomorrow' magazine - A tribute to The Arts celebrating a vast collection of musicians, venues, performers, photographers and artists who are contributing to a brighter tomorrow for The Arts. Watch this space for the release date and please feel free to get involved and join the conversation about how you are creatively contributing to The Arts by sharing posts on socials using the hashtag #brightertomorrowforthearts

    Kim also has a very special music video premiere coming soon! Her charity song 'Bring Your Own Sunshine' for cancer charity Maggie's has currently raised £4,000 and there is soon to be an EPIC music video released which has been filmed in New York, London and at the Maggie's Centre in Cheltenham. The song and video features US guitarist B.D. Lenz and the CK Gospel Choir.  The aim of the video is to celebrate the amazing work of Maggie's Centres and to share HOPE, POSITIVITY and SUNSHINE to all, especially anyone affected by cancer. Please subscribe to Kim's YouTube channel to be sure you don't miss the big video premiere:

    You can listen to the song, find out more and donate to the charity project here

    Photos by Ron Milsom

    And last but by no means least, Hannah Horton tells us:

    As a Selmer Artist I picked up my new customed baritone saxophone. I've named her "Belle" and I'm recoding a sax diary for 30 days showing what it's like to settle into a new sax. People can follow and watch with these links: Instagram You Tube Facebook  

    Photo above by Nick Sleep

    Hannah also has some great gigs coming up:

    4th Sept 19:30-20:30. Jazz at the Cottage, Worldwide online livestream. Tickets £7.50

    UK jazz saxophonist Hannah Horton presents Jazz at the Cottage - a monthly series of livestreamed Jazz shows to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa!

    End your weekend with friends and fam­i­ly listening to some top-class jazz music from a star of UK Jazz, Hannah Horton! 1st Sunday of the month 19:30-20:30

    Hailed as a 'Rising star' by BBC Music Magazine, Hannah Horton is a melodic maverick, visionary jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader and journalist. Her music is rooted in jazz, folk and funk. Her established individual and sophisticated sound is edging through boundaries and creating waves worldwide.

    Photo by Tatiana Gorilovsky

    September 20th. 'Inside Out' tour goes to Fleet Jazz: https://fleetjazz.wordpress.com

    September 25th. 'Inside Out' tour goes to Scarborough Jazz Festival.

    Thank you for reading our updates and for all of your support!

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  • WOMEN IN JAZZ MEDIA PRESENT AMY GADIAGA

    28th August 2022

    Bassist, vocalist, composer and rising star Amy Gadiaga brings her brilliant set to Jazz Café POSK, launching the first of the Women in Jazz Media monthly residencies. October 7th 2022.

    Tickets here

    Recently signed by Jazz Re:Freshed, Amy bridges the old school jazz tradition of musicians such as Betty Carter and Wayne Shorter with the modern bops of artists such as D'Angelo and Kimbra. Amy's band offers an energetic performance that celebrates art, freedom and black pride. Having already performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival, the Jazz Cafe and several festivals last year, Amy is currently working on her debut EP.

    Over almost three decades, Tomorrow’s Warriors has proved a crucial development platform for many of the artists now tearing up the international jazz scene – Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Cassie Kinoshi and Nérija, Femi Koleoso and Ezra Collective, Binker Golding, Shabaka Hutchings and Sons Of Kemet, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Eska, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Zara McFarlane, and so many more…An alumni of the Tomorrow's Warriors umbrella, Amy is now flying solo and has no limits in terms of genres and disciplines practiced and experimented with. Not to be missed!

    ‘Amy Gadiaga’s star is indeed rising and shining brightly. ’ Jazz in Europe

    Line up:

    Amy Gadiaga: Bass and Vocals

    Luke Bacchus: Piano

    Joseph Oti: Trumpet

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  • WOMEN IN JAZZ MEDIA PLAYLIST 16!

    19th August 2022

    Our new Women in Jazz Media Playlist is now out: Volume 16. We publish a new playlist each month and try to share a wide range of women from across the world - new releases, legacy artists, new and established artists and also some women we think you should know about but maybe don't!  We keep it to 15 artists per playlist to give you time to discover, listen and share these incredible women.

    The playlist is available on Spotify here and You Tube here

    Do please get in touch if you have music you would like us to include - either your own or recommendations. We are especially keen to share music from female instrumentalists and composers.

    As always we would encourage you to buy directly from the artist where possible, and all the links are on our site here:

    Sophie Stockham Elma Kais Nicole Johänntgen Lucia Fodde Kokoroko Amy Gadiaga

    Camilla George Allison Wheeler Ruta Di Maxine Sullivan Cheryl Pyle Terri Lyne Carrington

    Sophie Dunér Rachelle Jeanty Melody Gardot

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