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Jazz Girls Day DC empowers young girls and non-binary gender students to have the skills needed for self-confidence in the performance of jazz.
- When: Saturday, April 18
- Time – 2:00 – 2:40 pm beginner, 3:00 – 3:40 advanced
- What – Jazz Music Lesson
- Cost – Free
- Where – Register with the email to obtain a link
I look forward to seeing you online! More details to come.
Because it is online, Jazz Girls Day DC is now open to anyone in the world. Please do not share the zoom link, but other students from other states are welcome to register and join us via registration on the form below!
Jazz Girls Day Faculty:
- Jessica Boykin-Settles, Voice
- Amy K. Bormet, piano
- Karine Chapdelaine, Bass
- Angel Bethea, Drums
- Haruka Yonezawa, Saxophone
Read all their bios here: http://bullettesjazz.com/bios/
Check out other happenings with the Washington Women in Jazz Festival here: http://washingtonwomeninjazz.com/
Why do we need a Jazz Girls Day?
According to music education research, there is a “gender gap” within the jazz art form, as evidenced by jazz bands consisting of less than 25% women, despite 50% in music programs, across schools and universities in the United States. Jazz Girls Day DC aims to ensure that gender does not get in the way of a young person’s desire to play jazz. Jazz Girls Day instills self-confidence, provides examples of other women as successful jazz performers, and gives networking opportunities to the youngest students who wish to pursue jazz. By instilling a strong foundation in leadership and performance skills, students can strive for excellence without boundaries.
Source: McKeage, K. M. Gender and Participation in High School and College Instrumental Jazz Ensembles. Journal of Research in Music Education, 52(4). Winter 2004.