Female jazz instrumentalists have come back onto the jazz scene over the past couple of decades and are making their mark. Despite being often overshadowed by their male counterparts, they work hard to gain visibility and respect in the jazz culture.

This story shares the personal experiences of three local female jazz musicians in Washington, DC, in order to shed light on the discrimination against women as instrument players in the city. While visibility has increased, equality has yet to be fully reached. Listen to their story of struggle, success, and the shifts for women in jazz.


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