3 Ways to Be a Supportive Musician
Create spaces for women in jazz. Be mindful of the language you use on and off the bandstand to allow for a comfortable performance space for everyone.
Commit to Diversity
Reach out and include women on gigs and jam sessions. Make sure to include them for the right reasons, too. Hire them because they're great musicians, not beacuse it would look good to have a woman on the bandstand.
Familiarize Yourself with Women in Jazz
How many women in jazz can you think of off the top of your head? Check out our resources tab which includes a list of over 500 women in jazz from the past and present. We also have a youtube playlist below where you can check out some players on the scene now!
Visit Our Youtube Channel
Highlight From Live at Emmet’s Place - “Footprints” by Wayne Shorter
A Fake Hero - Miki Yamanaka
We have many videos up on our YouTube Channel including our summer interview/podcast series. Below is a link to our YouTube playlist with some awesome women in jazz sharing their music!
Spaces in Music
This one pager is a great reminder for things to think about in the workplace. In music this is on and off the bandstand.
This handout was created by We Have Voice Collective. For more information, feel free to visit them on wehavevoice.org