Explore the important and often overlooked contributions of American women drummers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This livestream will be hosted by Dr. Sherrie Maricle, drummer, educator, and music director of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY and co-leader of the 3D Jazz Trio. She will also be joined by award-winning writer, producer, and director Judy Chaikin, whose groundbreaking documentary The Girls in the Band featured stories of women jazz musicians.

Celebrate jazz appreciation month with our 2021 poster featuring Nina Simone. Learn more at:

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Interested in learning more about women in jazz? Our panelist curated a list of resources just for you!
๐ŸŽฌ Documentary Film: The Girls in the Band:
๐Ÿฅ Female Drummers You Should Know:
๐Ÿ“š The Lady Swings: Memoirs of a Jazz Drummer by Dottie Dodgion
๐Ÿ“š Women Drummers by Angela Smith
๐Ÿ“š American Jazz Women by Sally Placksin
๐Ÿ“– Swing Shift by Sherrie Tucker
๐Ÿ“• Madame Jazz by Leslie Gourse
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Drummer Girls United Facebook group:

Support of jazz programming is made possible by the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation; The Argus Fund; the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, founding donor of the Smithsonian Jazz Endowment; David C. Frederick and Sophia Lynn; Goldman Sachs; and the John Hammond Performance Series Endowment Fund.