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Wednesday April 10, 2019

From 90.9 WBUR

Berklee’s Institute Of Jazz And Gender Justice Aims To Combat Sexism In Jazz
By: Amelia Mason

Though systemic sexism touches all corners of the music industry, jazz is an especially male-dominated field, subject to its own particular set of biases and power dynamics.

Enter the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. The new initiative, founded last year by renowned jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, promotes gender equity in jazz. “Because it’s been such a male party for so long, I think young women feel like they’re being invited into a club or into a party,” Carrington says. “And I would like for them to feel more like they’re throwing the party.”

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