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Dismantle barriers and inequities

Create Opportunities for Members to perform, work, learn, and participate in Jazz

Provide an established voice to represent women & non-binary people in Jazz

Recent Projects

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. The program will start September 1 and last for the duration of the Fall 2018 Semester.

WIJO Mentors Application Deadline is now closed. Please stay tuned in the Winter for info on how to apply for the Spring 2019 Semester!


live on WKCR 89.9FM

Tune in to WKCR-FM September 19, 6-9pm to hear a specially curated playlist, featuring music exclusively from WIJO / Women In Jazz Organizationmembers! WIJO Founder Roxy Coss and WIJO Member Marta Sanchez will be hosting and discussing the organization.


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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