How many women drummers do you know? 🥁 - Empowering undiscovered artists 🎨 - News & Prizes
Ciao beautiful people,
How’s your month been? Here we attended the Keeping the Rhythm: An Exploration of Women Drummers during Jazz Appreciation Month. Key learning - artists need to be recorded to be remembered.
In most cases it can take years for undiscovered talent to build their brands and fan base. If there are no records of their work then it is easy for them to be forgotten in time. A great example is Pauline Braddy and her generation of women jazz stars. There are limited recordings of their work, so today when we want to learn more about them it is an even harder task.
3 interesting facts -
- The Diva Jazz Orchestra is an all female jazz orchestra. It was set up in 1992. You can access videos of Diva Jazz Orchestra on YouTube 🎵
- Terri Lyne Carrington was offered a Berkeley Scholarship aged 11. She now runs the Berkeley Institute of Jazz. She played with Dizzy Gillespie 🎺
- Cindy Blackman Santana played with Lenny Kravtiz 🤩
Just a reminder we work with visual artists here. We felt learning from the Jazz artists would help us in our quest to support the next Picasso.
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