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March 31, 2017

 

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The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby

Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

December 28, 2016

 

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Take Five X 18: Writings On Jazz For NPR’s A Blog Supreme

Looking back at NPR's "jazz in five recordings" series.

November 8, 2016

 

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Jazz Women Of The 1980s

A decade that saw female artists making further inroads into the male-dominated world of jazz.

March 15, 2016

 

Cover of Linda Dahl's history of women in jazz, Stormy Weather.

Women In Jazz: A Bibliography

Biographies, historical overviews, gender-studies perspectives: a list of books (and Night Lights shows) that delve into the story of women jazz artists.

July 6, 2015

 

Nancy Wilson 1960s

Jazz Her Way: Nancy Wilson In The 1960s

Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

June 25, 2015

 

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Nina Lives! The Nina Simone Renaissance

Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.

June 15, 2015

 

Melba Liston trombone

Proving Herself: Melba Liston, Arranger And First Lady Of Trombone

Liston was a trailblazer for women in 20th century jazz, a master trombonist and arranger who forged partnerships with some of the music's most key figures.

April 5, 2013

 

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Jazz Women Of The 1940s

Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

March 11, 2011

 

Mary Osborne

Mary Osborne: Queen Of The Jazz Guitar

If you’re searching jazz history for important women instrumentalists, then stop and take note any time you come across the name of guitarist Mary Osborne.

March 1, 2011

 

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Jazz Women Of The 1960s

As cultural changes gained momentum in the 1960s, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been resistant to their aims.

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