Women In Jazz began as a mission to celebrate female talent and help solve the under-representation of women in Jazz. We nurture and champion the most exciting female talent from all backgrounds, ages and expressions.

Only 5% of Jazz instrumentalists are women in the UK today – we’re here to change that.

Through our live events, broadcasts and educational work we connect artists and audiences in unique live, audio and visual experiences and teach music business sessions to independent artists. We celebrate and make visible the integral role women have always played in Jazz and continue to do so today!

In our first year, we built an online community of 6k people, programmed 6 sell-out live events, 12 radio shows and a range of DJ and music business workshops for emerging artists.

All Women In Jazz events and activities are inclusive of all people – you don’t have to be a woman to celebrate women!


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About the founders

Louise Paley is a Programmer, Artist Manager and Radio Presenter. Louise has programmed live events and festivals for BBC Radio 3, Roundhouse, London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s. Louise manages British-Bahrani trumpet player Yazz Ahmed and broadcasts the ‘Women in Jazz’ show on Soho Radio and British Airways.

Nina Fine is a Singer-Songwriter, Music Educator and Presenter based in London. Her breadth of experience across the live music and music education sectors have led her to work collaboratively with organisations and companies including Sound Connections, Sofar Sounds and Abram Wilson Foundation, to create unique live experiences and accessible and equitable opportunities for young people and women in music.

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