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Introducing our International Women’s Day series (sixteen features) for #IWD2021

LEAH WILLIAMS, Editor of LJN’s 2021 International Women’s Day Series, writes:

This weekend marks exactly a decade since we first published a special series for International Women’s Day and this year we’re excited to present our largest collection yet with a range of features and interviews that profile, champion and support women from all aspects of the jazz industry:

Melissa Acchiardi, percussionist (*)

Seonaid Aitken, violinist/composer

Regina Carter, violinist

Elaine Delmar, vocalist, pt.2 (read the first part of the profile HERE)

Clara Haberkamp, pianist (*)

Jiaowei Hu, writer

Lydia Liebman, publicist

Leila Martial, vocalist

Lou Paley, co-founder Women in Jazz

Yannick Peeters, bassist (*)

Fiona Ross, vocalist/journalist

Ingrid Steinkopf, pianist (*)

Shirley Tetteh, guitarist (*)

Ghalia Volt, singer/songwriter (*)

Annie Yanbekian, journalist

Round-up of female-led jazz organisations by Lauren Bush

Since 2011, we have published almost a hundred pieces placing a spotlight on women in jazz for this series. If you can’t wait for these new pieces, then check out our back catalogue from previous years:

IWD series 2020

IWD series 2011-2019

Take 6 poster

(*) We are also proud to have co-published six of these articles as part of an IWD collaboration to highlight young jazz and blues female musicians across Europe with: Citizen Jazz (Fr), Jazzaround (Be), Jazz’halo (Be), Jazznytt (No)

#Womentothefore #IWD2021

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