Sometimes it can seem like the jazz world is a man's, man's, man's world (as James Brown would say), but there have always been excellent female musicians creating jazz on par with that of their male counterparts. AccuJazz Internet radio celebrates the women of jazz with a new Internet radio channel released today.
The new channel, simply titled "Women of Jazz," is streaming 24 hours a day and is completely free to use. The play list selects from over 700 songs from women-led recording sessions. The music is incredibly diverse, ranging from classic vocal recordings by Ella, Sarah and Billie to progressive big band jazz by Carla Bley and Maria Schneider. Modern innovators like Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Nicole Mitchell and Jenny Scheinman are all highlighted on the channel as well.
AccuJazz is an all-Jazz Internet radio station with over two dozen channels. One new channel is added to the line up every week. Recent new channels include "Pre-1940 Jazz," "Composers: Monk," and "Avant-Garde Jazz."