• jasmine ngai

    tunes and trailblazers

    a brief history of women in jazz

    October 11, 2019
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    Who first comes to mind when you think of jazz? Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane? Likely. Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday? Perhaps. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Melba Liston, Maria Schneider, Ingrid Jensen? Unlikely. This trend of thought is rooted in a misogynistic past. The world of jazz has […]