On Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m., on the street in front of Lincoln Center (NYC), Jazz Women and 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 orchestra has never had a permanent woman player.
This type of activism is exactly what is needed to instigate major changes in institutionalized gender discrimination. Obviously, we still have a long way to go, and trumpeter, bandleader, educator and Jazz Women and Girls Advocates chairperson Ellen Seeling is not afraid to point out this fact.
Check out the event flyer below by clicking on it, and please share widely. Thanks.