Mission Statement

Women In Jazz Organization intends to help level the playing field in Jazz, so that women and non-binary people have an equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to jazz, leading to an improved and more rich, diverse, and successful artform. The organization is committed to honoring black Americans as the creators of jazz.

WIJO aims to empower the individuals within the organization, as well as coming together in solidarity to empower the larger community of jazz musicians who identify as women or non-binary. WIJO works to address inequalities in jazz culture, to change the landscape of the current jazz scene. WIJO also works to improve the perceptions and treatment of women and non-binary people in jazz from outside the jazz community.