Kim Cypher, Wendy Kirkland, Esther Bennett, Lara Jones, Ashaine White and Rouhangeze
A fantastic evening of incredible women from the Women in Jazz Media team: Kim Cypher, Wendy Kirkland, Esther Bennett, Lara Jones, Ashaine White and Rouhangeze supported by J Steps:
J Steps is a brand new venture in jazz led by UK jazz saxophonist Hannah Horton as part of Guildhall Young Artists, Saffron Walden. The band is for anyone who is 18 and under and identifies as female or non-binary with its main aim being to tackle the historic lack of representation of women in jazz by providing an exclusive opportunity. Players are already experienced musicians, but they may not all have experience of playing jazz or improvising as soloists. Rehearsals include genre specific guidance from Hannah, and the band plays and explores standards, originals and improvisation. Each member brings their individual sound and vibe to this ever evolving group.J Steps appearance for Women In Jazz Media at London Jazz Festival in November will be their first gig and they could not be more pleased to be playing to jazz fans and supporters in a venue like the Toulouse Lautrec! The band hopes to have more members as time goes on, and for the venture to become established.
Kim Cypher, Wendy Kirkland, Esther Bennett, Lara Jones, Ashaine White and Rouhangeze will all be performing fantastic sets!