A reminder! On Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m., on the sidewalk outside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC, JazzWomenand Girls Advocates will be hosting a party and protest to support blind auditions and open job postings for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In its 28 years of existence, the JaLC has never had a permanent woman player.
This type of activism is exactly what is needed to instigate major changes in institutionalized gender discrimination. Even if you’re not in NYC, please consider sharing this flyer so people are aware of this protest.
Right now, you can tune in to WNYC Radio to hear Brian Lehrer's interview trumpeter and JazzWomen and Girls Advocate Chairperson Ellen Seeling about the evening’s rally. (Ellen is one of the 37 musicians I interviewed for my forthcoming book, Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz.
Wish I could be there!
Here is the flyer for this important rally: