Women's Lives in Jazz

Women musicians have always been part of the jazz tradition, but they've had to contend with a range of issues: gendered expectations about professionalism, perceptions of their bodies, criticisms of their authenticity, etc. We'll survey key themes that have shaped the careers of women jazz musicians, especially in the first half-century of jazz, with consideration of instrumentalists, singers, band leaders, and "all-girl" bands.

At a glance

What: Women's Lives in Jazz

When: 4 weeks; Thu, Oct 12-Nov 2, 7:30-8:45pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $60

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Instructor: Jessica Courtier

Register Online
or register by phone at
608-262-2451
Register by
10/14/2017

For additional information, contact Jessica Courtier: 608-890-3626

2017 Fall History and Humanities Brochure
Music Class Supplies Fall 2017.pdf
Pyle Center Map.pdf