[VIDEO] Phenomenal Women: Jazzwomen Makin’ Waves and Breakin’ FreePosted: January 27, 2014
One of my favorite simmerin’-sauce jazz bloggers, Jazzybeatchick, has an item you’ll want to see more of…
I wanted to feature the Phenomenal Women who have influenced and were inspirational in my life particularly in the 1960’s when civil rights was not solely relegated to race. Mom was my role model. my B1FF and beside the fact that she was the best mom; it’s because she was an educator who believed and promoted multiethnic culturalism including women to assimilate into American cultural life. That meant not to segregate but the inclusion where we all would learn about diversity and to respect and appreciate one another. My father, forced to deal racism in the jazz world, chose not make waves however it was whole different talk show when it came to allowing women to participate in performances because that would’ve make the situation worse on both fronts. Neither agenda survived!
Comments like “She’s not suppose to play like that! and “She plays like a man” were epithets that have been uttered throughout the early life of jazz when describing women musicians at the turn of the 20th Century…
How can you not dig a a blog with a name like jazzbeatchick? Save the bones for Henry Jones, ’cause jazzbeatchick don’t eat no meat! I hope she doesn’t mind I nicknamed her “simmerin’ sauce”. Bookmark her site, or better yet, subscribe. For the jazz, or the cooking!
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