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Jazz Herstory Collective

Jazz Herstory Collective, Poplar Union, International Women's Day 2018, Women in Focus Festival, Women in Jazz, Music, East London
Jazz Herstory Collective, Poplar Union, International Women's Day 2018, Women in Focus Festival, Women in Jazz, Music, East London

Join jazz drummer and founder of Jazz Herstory, Liz Exell, as she talks on stage with a collective of jazz musicians, sharing their experiences and stories of being a woman in jazz today.

The discussions will be broken up with musical interludes, sharing those songs and styles that have influenced and moulded them as musicians.

The four band members are some of London’s favourite jazz musicians making waves in the UK and internationally. Featuring Parliamentary Jazz Award winning talent, Mercury Prize Nominated artists, and nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians, the Jazz Herstory Collective will be representing the shift in gender attitudes within jazz in the 21st Century.

About Jazz Herstory

Jazz Herstory presents female led bands playing jazz now, spanning styles, sounds and generations. Showcasing the richness of jazz being made in the UK today and celebrating the women who contribute, Jazz Herstory presents award winning bands and instrumentalists, composers of national and international acclaim and people making waves locally.

We aim to share: to bring women from the background to a balanced foreground in jazz. Female instrumentalists have not been part of the story of jazz as much as their male counterparts and we want to play a part in writing a more balanced story from here on in and dissolve stereotypes in the process.

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Sat 10 March 6pm-7.30pm

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