What Would Jazz Sound Like Without Patriarchy?

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Tuesday October 30, 2018


Berklee’s Institute of Jazz And Gender Justice Asks, What Would Jazz Sound Like Without Patriarchy?
By: Under the Radar Staff

Only god can make a tree‘┬Žand only men can play good jazz,’ wrote jazz critic George T. Simon in his 1967 book, ‘The Big Bands.’ His quote all but summed up the consensus about female jazz musicians at the time.

It’s a consensus that even today many jazz critics, enthusiasts and critics unfortunately still hold. Over a half century since George Simon dismissed the talent and artistry of female jazz musicians, the genre remains a nearly impervious boys club.

Now, a new initiative out of Berklee College of Music is asking: What would jazz sound like without patriarchy? Terri Lyne Carrington, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, attempts to tackle that question.

Listen to the podcast here