Setting ‘New Standards’ for Women’s Inclusion

Posted on: Fri 23 Sep 2022

The world of jazz has long-ignored women’s historical contribution to the formation of the genre, with many early female artists almost erased from the history books.

To highlight the women behind the genre, Terri Lyne Carrington from the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice has curated a book of lead sheets of women’s compositions from the 1920s to today called ‘New Standards’.

Lauren Henderson, a multi-award-winning jazz vocalist and University of Adelaide Jazz Voice Lecturer, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to discuss what this publication means for women in jazz.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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