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Tammy Hall
Koret Discover Jazz Series

The Great Women: Complete Series

Mar 14
Joe Henderson Lab

4-class series · Wednesdays, Mar 14 - April 4, 7-8:30PM
Rebeca Mauleón, Instructor
Members: $20 per class / $60 full series
Public: $25 per class / $75 full series

The contributions of women to the jazz landscape are far-reaching, from the blues, folk music, and the Great American Songbook, through the swing and bebop eras, and beyond. For our Women’s History Month series, we will highlight some of the extraordinary songwriters, composers, and arrangers who not only penned enduring hits, but also stood shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. In our first class, trombonist Natalie Cressman - an alumnus of our award-winning High School All Stars program - shares the remarkable work of one of jazz music’s unsung heroines, trombonist and arranger Melba Liston. We then explore the bluesy and soulful side of the music of African American folk singer Odetta, with our very own Bay area cultural icon Linda Tillery. Pianist Tammy Hall returns to highlight one of the leading pioneers in American jazz, the legendary Mary Lou Williams. And to cap off our celebrated series, the dynamic Pamela Rose returns with her fabulous retrospective on the many hitmakers who were so often disregarded. Join us in acknowledging the many phenomenal contributions of women in American music.