2002 Festival Performers
2000 Festival Performers
1999 Festival Performers
Resources for Women in Jazz
General Jazz Resources
Rose | Joyce Di Camillo | Jane Monheit | Laura
Dreyer | Nancie
| Jazzberry Jam! | String
of Pearls | Cindy
Bea Benjamin | Tania
Maria | Karen
Briggs | Gloria
Witkowski | Claire
Daly Quartet | Sherrie
Maricle and Five Play | Flora
Ira Bloom Quartet | Kitty
Margolis | Sylvia
Joanne Brackeen Trio
| Nicole Yarling
Anderson | Jamie
Baum | Jeri
Brown | Ingrid
Jensen | Nancy
Marano | Rebeca
Lee Shaw |
Smith | Roseanna
Vitro | Diva - No
This informative site provides information on joining
a musicians' union, related healthcare issues, technique and
tips on networking and information. The site
has not been updated since the Summer of 1998, however the content
seems to be useful. There is also an interesting editorial, entitled "What
it Takes to Go Solo."
- Drummergirl - For women who
This fun, wacky and comprehensive web site is the
be-all, end-all to everything female drummer related! It has
a chat area, interviews with musicians, a "drum lab", a list
of events, directory of drummers, and great links.
- Femina Web Search for Women
One of the many sites "for by and about women." This
site provides a decent list of links to other jazz websites for
women as well as links to many female jazz musician's web pages.
They have an online discussion area and a calendar of events which highlights
important conferences, grant application deadlines and festivals.
- Jazmin, All Women, All
This site hosts and promotes women jazz instrumentalists in
the San Francisco Bay area. It appears to be
a free service.
This is essentially a list of links to the web pages of women
- National Network for Women
This is a non-profit membership organization dedicated
to promoting the recognition of women in
music through education and networking resources. Their goal
is to "help
encourage and support the activities of women in all areas of music".
By joining, (membership costs $75/year or $35/year for students)
you will have access to other women in the profession,
access to online resources, information about events, lectures
and seminars, business advice, discounted advertising
space and networking tips.
Got the Beat
This is an informal site for women in music to network,
join in an online discussion area, and find other links. It
is still being developed and welcomes any suggestions from musicians.
This is an Internet mailing list dedicated to supporting
women Web designers. It has created an online community of talented
women who come together to share information, resources, tips
and concerns about developing Web sites.
- Webgrrls International
This is a must-visit site. It provides a forum for women
interested in new media and technology to network, exchange job
and business leads, form strategic alliances, mentor and teach, intern
and learn the skills needed in succeeding in the technology world.
It's greatest feature is the local chapter information
-- you can find other Webgrrls in your local area to network face-to-face
- Women in Jazz (Austin)
Based in Austin, Texas, this site offers professional
development for female jazz vocalists and aims to provide a
professional setting in which jazz artists can share their talents
with primarilly Austin audiences.
- Women on Air
This is the
online information site about"Women
in Music with Laney Goodman." It provides information about the
live radio show out of Boston. The show airs
a variety of music by women, including jazz and is aired on more
than 50 public radio stations throughout the U.S.
- Women of Note
Women of Note Quarterly is a print magazine which features articles
about historical and contemporary women composers. This site
provides an online table of contents of their current and past issues,
but does not offer the full text articles. Information on how to obtain
the articles can be found here.
for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)
This non-profit group, based on the South Side of
Chicago, is all about nurturing creative musicianship on every
Jazz Idiom Ltd
"Founded by musician/educator Gene Esposito, its
purpose is to present, teach, and perpetuate the idioms of Jazz....
have produced nineteen concerts featuring forty ensembles with some
two hundred performers, including musicians, singers and dancers." Has
presented major concerts featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn
and is currently working on an audio/video presentation. Also
sponsors scholarships for music students.
Jazz Journalists Association
A new site of an international group of professional
writers, editors, radio and television broadcasters, photographers
and filmmakers who institute, support and promote collegial
and educational programs regarding the appreciation, analysis, documentation,
and promulgation of jazz.
Included is a wide-ranging, growing
body of articles by members, with opportunity for comment from
others. Photography, meeting notices and membership information
Jazz Online is a commercial interactive network devoted to jazz.
The site aims to broaden the jazz audience by providing information
in a variety of ways: through an interactive discussion area, a FAQ
page and links. They also provide a variety of promotional and marketing
programs specifically designed for record labels, artists and advertisers.
National Public Radio's web site of their weekly show. Good
archives and interviews.
This site offers information on new releases, tour
schedules and dates. It provides an extensive list of artist
biographies and information on purchasing their music.
- WolfHollow Records
This site claims to be the first virtual record label. They
work directly with jazz artists (and others) to promote, distribute
and coordinate marketing with other established labels. They
encourage artists to send them a demo tape, biography and photographs
which they will use for promotion. WolfHollow also works with
jazz preservation societies to bring its young artists to music
festivals around the world. They are based in Claremont, California.