Women have been involved in jazz since the early 1920s, not just as vocalist, but as instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. An understanding of jazz would not be complete without highlighting the influence and contributions of women—women such as Bessie Smith, Valaida Snow, Mildred Bailey, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. The goal is to provide an understanding particularly of their personal lives, their ability to read music, perform and survive in a time when jazz was considered “a man’s world”. It also covers the full spectrum of years, genre, recordings, and recognized achievements.

The lecture/performance includes the following:
Program begins with a brief performance by Galenfollowed by:

  • 60 minutes PowerPoint presentation with samples ofartist's music
  • Galen performs at certain intervals of the presentation
  • 15 minute Q & A


Meeting ID: 885 4125 3150

Passcode: 230606

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