Women jazz artists are gaining more visibility and opportunity today than ever before thanks to the tireless work and advocacy of countless individuals, organizations, and institutions. Thank you to Paste Magazine for highlighting 12 incredible female artists creating great music. Read from Paste Magazine: 12 Women Influencing the Future of JazzLearn about more outstanding female […]
I was honored to be included in this story about the gender bias in jazz and how the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice is working to empower women and put female narratives back into the history of jazz. Thank you to WBUR and Amelia Mason for sharing this important story! Hear and read […]
I have admired Roxy Coss and her musicianship for years. Her most recent release, The Future is Female, has been inspirational for me and my peers. Coss continues the tradition of using jazz as a platform for addressing social and political issues. She is eloquent, yet fired up in her delivery. Thanks to Roxy for […]
It is powerful to see an acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated artist such as Tia Fuller discuss her personal triumphs and tribulations as a woman in jazz. In this article, Fuller shares a few of her negative experiences coming of age as a female jazz musician, what she is doing with her platform to challenge the “gatekeepers” of […]
Jazziz recently came out with a list of 19 jazz musicians to watch in 2019. Female artists were strongly represented, making up nearly half of the list. The shape of jazz is in good hands with all the featured artists. Check out the full list here.
February’s DownBeat issue features a story about drummer/producer/bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington, who founded the Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice. View the issue here.
NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God. She’d just received the news that she was nominated for her first-ever Grammy Award — but it’s not just any nomination: Her inclusion in the best jazz instrumental album category is a historic moment for women because they have rarely been […]
NYC Winter Jazzfest put a spotlight on jazz and gender in this panel discussion with Toshi Reagon, Roxy Coss, Vanessa Reed, Maria Grand, Fay Victor, John Murph, moderated by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, and Nate Chinen.