Jazzwomen Speak Jazzwomen Speak : Interviews with Six Musicians Interviews with Six Musicians
A woman in jazz. How was she treated on- and offstage? What was it like to play with Dizzy Gillespie or Charlie Parker? What was the breakthrough moment in her career? How did she balance her personal and professional life? In six illuminating interviews, female jazz musicians answer these questions and more, discussing the challenges of being a woman in a scene historically dominated by men. Jazzwomen Speak gathers the voices of women whose careers highlight the bebop and post-bop era of jazz, as they share stories of their musical training and entrance into the jazz world, relationships and encounters with other musicians, limitations on the bandstand and in the recording studio, and how being a female musician has formed their musical performances over time.
- Electronic book text | 112 pages
- 21 Aug 2013
- Bloomington, IN, United States
About Professor Wayne Enstice
Wayne Enstice is Professor and former Director at the School of Art, University of Cincinnati. His studio work has been exhibited nationally and is included in public and private collections. He is author (with Janis Stockhouse) of Jazzwomen: Conversations with Twenty-One Musicians (IUP, 2004) and author (with Paul Rubin) of Jazz Spoken Here. Janis Stockhouse is Director of Bands at Bloomington High School North in Bloomington, Indiana, and a member of the Young Talent Resource Team of the International Association for Jazz Education.
Enstice and Stockhouse have provided a service to the music world with Jazzwomen. This substantial collection offers plenty of informative and entertaining material. It also comes with a sampler CD, featuring performances by many of the artists interviewed. This book truly deserves all the recognition it can get. Anyone interested in this book is definitely in for a treat.--Kyle Simplier "AllAboutJazz.com "