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Women in Jazz: Aline Homzy and Emma Smith in Conversation About “Bitches Brew”

Women in Jazz: Aline Homzy and Emma Smith in Conversation About “Bitches Brew”

April 26, 2018
National

"Toronto-based jazz violinist Aline Homzy is curating a concert on Saturday night (28 April) at the Canadian Music Centre. Why, you may ask, is this noteworthy? This performance, titled “The Smith Sessions Presents: Bitches Brew,” will feature four female-led groups during the course of the evening. Apart from the fact that so many talented musicians are coming together for one night, this perhaps should be noteworthy for no other reason – except for the rarity of women in leadership roles in music generally and in jazz specifically. By presenting this event, Aline and her colleagues are spotlighting this problem and making the point that excellence in jazz has no gender restrictions in the best way they know how – by making some superb music together..."

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