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'Women in Jazz' is a new podcast which aims to amplify the voices of female and non-binary jazz musicians.
So many excellent female jazz musicians of the past have received nowhere near the recognition of their male peers - 'Women in Jazz' hopes to change that trend, one story at a time. Each month, we sit down with a new musician to discuss her experience in music, and the inspiration that led her to pursue a career in jazz.
CREATOR and EDITOR: EARANEE NIEDZWIECKI
Earanee is a Lindy Hop and authentic jazz dance performer, instructor, choreographer and DJ from Adelaide, Australia, now based in Brussels, Belgium.
A lover of artists like Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong since childhood, Earanee developed a real love for jazz in high school, studying saxophone and later jazz vocals. After graduating, Earanee’s love for jazz transferred to dance, when she discovered Lindy Hop in 2010.
The idea for ‘Women in Jazz’ came to Earanee at a jazz jam in 2018, as she watched the female musicians being excluded and treated poorly by the young, majority group of male musicians - it occurred to her just how much some female jazz musicians might have to love jazz to put the work in, in spite of their treatment on the band stand, and the relative lack of female role models recognised in jazz history. As the saying goes, “You can’t be what you can’t see”, right? Hoping to remedy the lack of womens’ stories in jazz, and taking inspiration from her love of podcasts and interviews, 'Women in Jazz' was born.