Discover Jazz Festival: PANEL DISCUSSION: WOMEN IN JAZZ
Panelists: Sasha Berliner, Anat Cohen, and Jennifer Hartswick
Moderated by: Chelsea Lafayette, Discover Jazz Festival’s Managing Director
For the past year, a long-overdue conversation about women in jazz – and specifically the opportunities denied them through the ingrained sexism in the jazz world – has been a major part of the national jazz dialogue. From a tone-deaf blog post conversation between two prominent male jazz artists through the recent formation of the We Have Voice collective, the topic has come to the fore as never before. For Discover Jazz, this conversation is furthered by a panel of accomplished female musicians including Sasha Berliner, whose open letter to those ‘two prominent male jazz artists’ was one of the year’s most resounding statements.