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Black Women In Jazz
Black Women In Jazz, Inc., is an organization whose membership is open to women and men musicians, composers, educators, jazz professionals, students, recording industry artists, business owners, jazz lovers, and more. We are committed to supporting women jazz artists and related professionals worldwide. Black Women In Jazz honors African American female musicians & related professionals via an annual Awards Gala, concerts, performances and interviews.
Black Women In Jazz was created to assist in meeting the unmet needs of women in jazz professionals. We create a greater awareness by honoring the many contributions of female jazz artists and related professionals globally. Black Women In Jazz strives to spotlight the awesome work of female jazz vocalists, female jazz instrumentalists, composers, producers, etc., who may have gotten lost in the shuffle of time as well as musicians who are currently in the spotlight. Through various networking events, education and training, seminars, workshops, award galas, features and interviews, concerts and more, we want to ensure that women are honored as a vital part of the past, present, and future of jazz. Black Women In Jazz operates without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender, disability, creed, religion or national origin.
OUR YOUTH PROGRAM
Black Women In Jazz- Education & Fine Arts Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to assist in meeting the literacy, educational and creative needs of our youth ages 3-21. We believe that all children are capable of success when one on one support is given to address their particular learning and developmental needs. Our concentration is on youth development in core subjects such as Reading, Math, Science, and Writing, as well as training/workshops in the areas of Technology, Engineering, Environmental, Nutrition, and Fine Arts. We believe this will help our youth to become confident in their learning abilities and strengthen our communities. The importance of children's early literacy development cannot be overstated. Children's success in school and later in life is dependent upon their ability to read and write effectively.