Women in World Jazz: Music As an Expression of Women’s Dissent

Thursday, April 17:00—8:15 PMAvon StairwellBeebe Library345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880
ONLINEBeebe Library345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880

On the cusp of Women's History Month (March) and Jazz Appreciation Month (April) we are very excited to be able to celebrate some of the most influential women in the history of Jazz. In this virtual program, we welcome back the members of Women in World Jazz and are excited to have with us for the first time the all-girl Women in World Jazz Junior Performers. Our panelists will lead us through an exploration of Jazz and Blues which originated from the African American tradition and were a propelling force in the U.S. during the 1920s, providing women of all ages with an outlet for rebellion in a time when they were also fighting to win the right to vote. Join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a trip through history featuring live commentary and recordings of live performances by both Women in World Jazz and the Junior Performers paying tribute to that hard-won battle.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wakefield Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

To Find out more about The Musicians of Women in World Jazz, click here to visit their website!

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