The issue of gender inequity in the world of jazz is not a new problem, but the conversation has been reignited by the wave of women speaking out about harassment and bias across many professional fields. For decades, women have made vital contributions to jazz music, but their work as composers, band leaders, and virtuoso improvisers has often gone unnoticed in a genre of music largely dominated by men.
Please join us for an evening of vital discourse on the topic of jazz and gender, with a panel discussion moderated by Aja Burrell Wood, ethnomusicologist and professor of African American music at City College and Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.
Following the panel, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music presents SHEroes in concert, an international all-women band led by jazz pianist Monika Herzig. SHEroes features Amanda Ruzza (bass, Brazil), Leni Stern (guitar, Germany/USA), Jamie Baum (flutes, USA), Reut Regev (trombone, Israel/USA), and Karina Colis (drums, Mexico).
The group will be performing songs from the new SHEroes album released this month by Whaling City Sounds.
When: Wednesday, April 4, starting at 5pm
Where: The Jazz Performance Space at The New School, 55 West 13th, Room 531
5 pm: Jazz and Gender panel discussion moderated by Aja Burrell Wood, with members of SHEroes.
6 pm: Monika Herzig and SHEroes in concert.