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Subtle Sexism: Don’t all Female Musicians know eachother?

Whenever I meet someone from Chicago, I immediately say, “Oh, do you know my friend so-and-so from Chicago?” Similarly¬†when I meet a musician I ask him about other musicians; if I meet a tenor player, then I ask him about … Continue reading

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The Concept of the “Jazz Diva”, is it Acceptable or Derogatory?

In an interview last week I was asked, “Who is your favorite Jazz Diva?” To be honest, I had never heard that exact question before and it stopped me dead in my tracks. As I mulled it over in my … Continue reading

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