Books of jazz tunes written by men have predominantly formed the basis of jazz repertoire for decades. But now there’s a new one compiled by Terri Lyne Carrington entitled New Standards: 101 Lead Sheet by Women Composers.
The next generation of performers now have a rare resource for finding out about female jazz composers and making performing their music more the norm. Diverse unto themselves, the innovations of artists such as Mary Lou Williams, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Carla Bley resonate with the timeless boundary-pushing spirit of jazz.
This concert is not just a tribute; it’s a call to action, urging us all to embrace the diversity of voices that have shaped this genre. Join us for a transformative evening that celebrates the past, present, and future of jazz, and underscores the pivotal role played by women composers in this ever-evolving musical landscape.
Performed by WAAPA large ensemble, led by Gemma Farrell.