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Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Friday, April 24, 2020

10 Women in Jazz Who Never Got Their Due

Sheila Herrick kindly sent me this link to an interesting article in the New York Times.

The ten women are: Lovie Austin; Lil Hardin Armstrong; Valaida Snow; Peggy Gilbert; Una Mae Carlisle; Ginger Smock; Dorothy Donegan; Jutta Hipp; Clora Bryant; Bertha Hope Booker.

The article gives a potted biography and a recorded example of each of the subjects.

Here's another five that could have been added: Mary Osborne (guitar - Coleman Hawkins); Margie Hyams (vibes - Woody Herman, George Shearing); Dardanelle Breckenbridge (piano - Lionel Hampton); Billie Rogers (trumpet - Woody Herman); Melba Liston (trombone - Quincy Jones).
Lance

5 comments :

Patti said...

Absolutely - and let's hear it too for Cab Calloway's sister, Blanche - she was a professional jazz singer before her little brother - and the first woman to lead an all male band - her Joy Boys. All jazz fans should check her out!

Anonymous said...

Just following reading this I noticed a very recent upload of this on YouTube from Whitley Bay Jazz Party 2012. A lovely cameo of Mike Durham introducing a session of Lovie Austin's music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv-XjunGoyM



Steve T said...

Before I started reviewing for BSH I saw (the late great) Gerri Allen,Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lynne Carrington at the Barbican. The piano and drum kit were there on the stage so I don't know why this tiny creature needed to carry this enormous bass on to the stage.
About 45 minutes in, Esperanza started singing and the place erupted. Afterwards I found myself in the shop curating the rapidly depleting stocks of their albums, advising which ones feature Esperanza and which ones she sings a lot on and which ones were the best.
Definitely an I was there moment.

Lance said...

Certainly an 'I was there' moment Steve but the 3 women you mention haven't gone short of recognition.

Steve T said...

I agree Lance up to a point. None of us - including me - included any of them in our recent lists, though I confess I considered them. We all still have some way to go.

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