NYC Winter JazzFest / Jazz Talks


With Toshi Reagon, Roxy Coss, Vanessa Reed, Imani Uzuri, Fay Victor, John Murph, and co-moderated by Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Nate Chinen

Sunday, January 6th / 2:00pm
The Assemblage, 17 John Street NYC
All Ages

The issues around sexual harassment, discrimination and gender bias in jazz have been a focus of conversation in recent years, taking on additional momentum in the #MeToo era. Winter Jazzfest supports the Keychange initiative, which seeks to achieve gender balance in festival programming, and has engaged with these ideas in previous panels. This one poses a pressing question: What does it mean to be an ally in the jazz community, at this point in time? Co-moderated by vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles and critic Nate Chinen, the panel will include artist representatives from the We Have Voice collective and the Women in Jazz Organization, Keychange Founder Vanessa Reed — as well as musicians seeking to further develop and exist as allies in the conversation around gender relations and identify.