Created by Amy K Bormet in 2011, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival creates equitable performance opportunities for women while uplifting the image of the jazz community and drawing in dynamic new audiences.

March 19, 2014

Tonight's Gala Show!

Tonight! Get tickets here!

"Speaking of the WWJF, it often groups together some of its most frequent local performers in loose "all star" conflagrations. And it often joins them with jazz musicians who have national profiles, like drummer Allison Miller. But imagine the possibilities when you merge a group of D.C. all-stars with a group of national all-stars! That's the experiment the festival is attempting at Union Arts. Bormet (a pianist as well as the festival's head honcho), bassist Karine Chapdelaine, and alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes (back in D.C. on a visit from New England Conservatory) represent the Washington contingent. They are joined by Miller, Chicago trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and Mary Halvorson, quite likely the most exciting jazz guitarist in the world today. Bormet views this as the WWJF keynote for the year, the artistic pinnacle; she's been writing copious music for the occasion, and with this cast of musical adventures there's buckets of promise to be had."- Washington City Paper, 3/14/14

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Mary Halvorson, Guitar
Allison Miller, Drums
Sarah Hughes, Saxophone
Jaimie Branch, Trumpet
Karine Chapdelaine, Bass
Amy K Bormet, Piano

Union Arts 411 NY Ave NE $20

March 13, 2014

Thank you!!

Thanks to all of our supporters who donated $1,955 to our fundraising campaign! Wow! The indiegogo perks are now closed, but you can still make a tax-deductible donation to the Washington Women in Jazz Festival here. See you soon!