• Women in Jazz Media at the EFG London Jazz Festival Photography magazine

    4th December 2021

    We were truly honoured to work with some incredible female photographers throughout the festival. Tatiana Gorilovsky, Monika S Jakubowska and Jess Rose. Please enjoy a very small sample of their work that beautifully captures our event: WIJM at the EFG London Jazz Festival

    As a not for profit, we do not charge for any of the work we do. If you would like to give a contribution to the incredible photographers in the magazine, you can do so via our PayPal link: paypal.me/womeninjazzmedia

    We will split the money equally between all three photographers - but do feel free to add a note specifying the photographer and we will ensure they receive your contribution.

  • Vuyo Giba and Joy Ellis: New video launch!

    4th December 2021

    Very happy to launch our fourth video as part of our Women in Jazz Media initiative to platform and support female photographers and composers. The stunning photography of Vuyo Giba accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack from Joy Ellis: 'Refugee'

    You can watch the video here: Vuyo and Joy

  • Women in Jazz Media Playlist is now out: Volume 8!

    1st December 2021

    Our new Women in Jazz Media Playlist is now out: Volume 8. For this volume, we have created it on Spotify 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.

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

    Jo Harrop Wendy Kirkland The Baylor Project Gretchen Parlato Ivy Benson Nnenna Freelon Esperanza Spalding Eliane Elias Angelique Kidjo Miho Hazma Chihiro Yamanaka Hirahara Ayaka Ami Oprenova ****Vimala Rowe Joanna Majoko

  • Women Who Inspire with Jazz Views: Georgia Mancio

    22nd November 2021

    We are thrilled to have the support and partnership of Jazz Views in a number of ways, including our 'Women Who Inspire' series. For our recent EFG London Jazz Festival event, we asked Nick Lea of Jazz views, to write some words to introduce Georgia Mancio:

    "It is a real privilege for Jazz Views to have been asked to partner this event at this wonderful venue with Women In Jazz Media.

    Over the last 12 months Women In Jazz Media, driven along by the incredible energy of founder, Fiona Ross, has worked tirelessly to give women in all aspects of the music a platform to express themselves whether it be as writers, performers, photographers, the organisation has brought to the fore the wealth of talent that has been sat right under our noses and at times unjustly not given due recognition of opportunity.

    What is so inspiring is the sheer determination and positive attitude has been demonstrated time and time again by the Women In Jazz Media team, and especially their mantra that " We look for platforms and where no platforms exist, we create ones to ensure everyone can be represented." And this brings us nicely to all the incredible artists that have or will be performing at the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, and the concert that you are about to enjoy this evening with the Georgia Mancio Quartet.

    Although she has been an important presence of the UK jazz scene for twenty years, I must to confess to being rather late for the party, and my first serious encounter with Georgia's music was in 2017 with the release of the sublime Songbook album,  with pianist and composer Alan Broadbent that has brought forth one of the most formidable song writing partnerships of the 21st century.  This incredible writing partnership has continued to flourish with the release this year of a new recording,  Quiet Is The Star, and a book that presents music and lyrics to 33 of their songs, some of which you are more than likely to hear this evening. From that moment on, when first hearing Songbook, I have been totally captivated by Georgia's music and was honoured to be invited by Women In Jazz Media to write a piece about Georgia for their series of articles on Women Who Inspire.

    And talking of women who inspire, Georgia is also joined by pianist Kate Williams with who she has collaborated on many occasions, and most recently on the exceptional album Finding Home with Kate's Four Plus Three ensemble, which was quite rightly the winner in the Best Album category of the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

    However, no words can prepare you for the power of music, and the inspirational Georgia Mancio and her Quartet; and on behalf of all at Jazz Views I sincerely hope you enjoy tonight's concert and I'm just sorry that I am able to attend what I'm sure will be a most memorable evening."

    Photos by Nolan Regent

  • In Conversation with...Dr Kathy Dyson and Naadia Sheriff

    31st October 2021

    We are thrilled to welcome Helena Summerfield as a special guest host for our latest 'In Conversation with...' and also thrilled to welcome her guests Dr Kathy Dyson and Naadia Sheriff. Much needed convserations about childcare issues within the jazz industry and life as a Jazz mum, you can listen to the episode here:

    In Conversation with...episode 7

    Huge thank you to Helena for guesting presenting this episode!

  • Women in Jazz Media at the EFG London Jazz Festival: Video playlist

    25th October 2021

    We are thrilled to be putting on a full ten day event as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival event this year at Toulouse Lautrec, in partnership with Black Lives in Music, Kind of Jazz, Jazz Views and the London Gay Big Band. All profits goes to the Mental Health Foundation.

    We have put together a video playlist of all the artists involved. Do have a look, explore their work and book some tickets to come and see these incredible artists!

    Video Playlist

    Click here for full info and tickets