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Recent Projects

WIJO Concert


International Women's Day
Women In Jazz Concert
The first-ever concert hosted by WIJO!
Thursday, March 8th
6:30 pm (One set!)
Reception to Follow
Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet
Carmen Staaf, piano
Noriko Ueda, bass
Allison Miller, drums
United Nations International School
24-50 FDR Drive, New York, NY
Please RSVP Here
$10 Suggested Donation collected at the door
Proceeds to benefit WIJO
Thanks to WIJO Member Allegra Levy for organizing the event
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WIJO Mentors Program

WIJO member Emily Pecoraro is working with WIJO leaders to launch the inaugural WIJO MENTORS mentorship program, where WIJO members will be paired with selected college students through an application process, to provide mentoring for young women and non binary musicians who are studying jazz performance. The mentorship will last one semester, and students can apply as many semesters as they like. WIJO members will volunteer and be selected to participate in the program, and will offer their guidance and support in a one-on-one setting, to young musicians in the field. More information about the application process is available on the Mentors page. Applicant and Mentor matches will be announced August 1, to start September 1 for the duration of the Fall 2018 Semester.

WIJO Mentors Application Deadline is Midnight on June 15, 2018. The Program will officially begin September 1, 2018!


HD Quintet

WIJO presents: jam sessions

“WIJO Presents: Neighborhood Jam Sessions” is a pioneering program in which WIJO provides a member-led ensemble to host monthly jam sessions at venues in different neighborhoods throughout New York City. This program is a collaboration between the ensemble, WIJO, the neighborhood community, and the venue. The ensemble leaders will create an atmosphere in alignment with WIJO’s philosophies: safe, non-judgemental, and a female-empowered space to create music. The sessions will be open to everyone, with the aim that a large number of the women will attend, creating a great way for WIJO and the community to join together in supporting female musicians. The venue will be a partner and ally of WIJO, and will build a broader clientele through further exposure of their establishment.

The HD Quintet, an ensemble co-led by Alex Hamburger and Nicole Davis, has been chosen to be the launching group for the WIJO Presents: Neighborhood Jam Sessions project.


Lioness: Women In Jazz Concert Series

Lioness is a collective of female jazz instrumentalists living in New York City whose mission is to inspire and educate the community at large by sharing music created by women in jazz, both past and present. Through outreach in the schools and in community spaces for the general public as well as providing networking opportunities for female musicians, Lioness will perform, and conduct workshops focusing on the contributions of women in jazz.
The members of Lioness are:
Lauren Sevian, Roxy Coss, Amanda Monaco, and Alexa Tarantino
Lioness Upcoming Concert Series at Flushing Town Hall:
Fall 2018 / All shows at 2pm,
Q&A to follow
Roxy Coss - September 23
Alexa Tarantino - October 21
Amanda Monaco - November 18
Lauren Sevian - December 16

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