Women in Jazz

Women in Jazz

Mar 07, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D


Women have been involved in jazz since the early 1920s, not just as vocalists, but as instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. Join us for an evening learning about female jazz musicians. An understanding of jazz would not be complete without highlighting the influence and contributions of women such as, Bessie Smith, Valaida Snow, Mildred Bailey, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Ella fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.

Lecturer and master flutist, Galen Abdur-Razzaq will highlight the influence women had on the evolution of jazz and their significant contributions to the art form. The lecture covers the full spectrum of years, genre, recordings and recognized achievements.

Virtual program – Space is limited. Stop by the Reference Desk to sign up to join us in Room D or click here to view from home via ZOOM.

Free and open to the public. This program was made possible with help from the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation.