Discover Jazz: Women in Jazz pt.1

Discover Jazz: Women in Jazz pt.1

Discover Jazz

Women in Jazz Part 1

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00pm
at Jazz Heritage Center

Bessie Smith

Women in Jazz: Pioneers of Social Change (Part I)

From innovative vocalists and instrumentalists to composers, arrangers and bandleaders, women have been powerful voices in American culture. In this program Marcus Shelby highlights the work of female blues and jazz pioneers such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Donegan, Melba Liston, Ella Fitzgerald, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm and many others, and presents some of their foremost compositions alongside related poems and literary works of their respective eras.