Apr 27, 2022
Birthed between Bourbon and beignets, jazz is, as Nina Simone once said, Black classical music. An art formed from sporadic instrumentation, bodies moving freely, and soul. It is the mother of pop, Hip Hop, funk, R&B, and more. As we bid farewell to National Jazz Month we celebrate it with the voices of the women who are preserving and shaping the music today. What does it take to archive America’s classical music and who are the unknown women who built it and will carry it forward?