We celebrate Women's History Month in March with Women in Jazz on the Jazz Break at Noon!
From songwriters and poets Jeanne Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, and Nina Simone to Norwegian stylist Karin Krog and today's Cecile McLorin Salvant, we'll hear from leading, creative forces of women vocalists in jazz and the blues.
It's All About the 88's
Since Lil Hardin Armstrong and Mary Lou Williams, women pianists have continued to break new ground in jazz and improvised music. Carla Bley, Marilyn Crispell, Joanne Brackeen, Renee Rosnes, Myra Melford and a host of other composers and bandleaders with a strong command of the 88 keys will be heard this week.
The Rhythm Section: Drummers and Bassists as Composers
This week, we'll listen to recordings from women in the rhythm section who uniquely compose and lead their own ensembles, with music from Esperanza Spalding, Marion Hayden, Brandi Disterheft, Allison Miller, Terri Lynne Carrington and many more.
21st Century Instrumentalists and Bandleaders
Powerful, instrumental voices for change from today's leading women in jazz, with all new and recent recordings from Roxy Coss, Anat Cohen, Lisa Parrott, Ingrid Jensen, Jordan Pettay, and more.