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Playlist: Pioneering Black Women In Jazz

February 24, 2021 | by SFJAZZ

Pioneering Black Women

As an organization that celebrates an artform born from and rooted in the African-American experience, we believe we should be honoring Black history every day.

One of the many ways we will highlight this history in the month of February is through four curated playlists celebrating the music’s African roots, the important role jazz has played in calling out racial injustices, the invaluable contributions made by Black female artists, and today's groundbreaking Black vocalists.

We continue our curated Black History Month playlist series highlighting the pioneering Black women in jazz history, including music from Alice Coltrane, Shirley Scott, Abbey Lincoln, Mary Lou Williams, Dorothy Ashby, Nina Simone, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more!

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