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""Enjoyed performing at this year's Women in Jazz Festival with my classmates the University of Alabama Jazz Ensemble. Look forward to seeing everyone at this year's UAH annual jazz concert, November 24, 2015 at 7pm. tickets 15.00, Saxophonist, Cathy Stiles will be there to rock the house! Thanks Pat!"" - Aleah Hyman Faulkner
""Thank you Patrice Bivins for your vision, Hard Work, dedication, love for music and the artist. The Alabama Women in Jazz Festival was phenomenal! I am thrilled about next year."" - Joy M. Sidney
""I strongly support the Alabama Women in Jazz Festival! (wishing I could post a little video stating my support vocally, but I cannot figure out how to record on the page) - anyways, My support is with You!! Thank you for all you do!"" - Hailey Niswanger

“celebrating the contributions of women in music”

The Alabama Women in Jazz Festival is a program presented annually showcasing local, state and regional top-tier female jazz musicians, founded by Patrice Bivins.  The first annual Alabama Women in Jazz Festival in Huntsville, Alabama was presented in 2015 at the Big Spring Park East in downtown Huntsville.  While there is support for many other jazz programs in the Tennessee Valley, Alabama Women in Jazz has been established to support a performing stage for all women performers.

Each year the festival not only brings together the best female musicians but it brings a diverse and curious community out to enjoy and applaud these females.  Many of our visitors also present workshops which engage and support music education.

A History of Women in Jazz

One of the most common questions that we constantly address is …WHY in presenting a festival of all women musicians.  Our most common reaction to that is “women jazz musicians date back to the 1930s”.  Of course, when we think of jazz as you will recall in our Tribute to Women in Jazz program you think only of vocalist, singers like Ella, Billie and so on, but some of the most powerful jazz musicians in the world then and now are women musicians.

The Festival “Celebrating the contributions of Women in Music” The Alabama Women in Jazz Festival is a program presented annually showcasing local, state and regional top-tier female jazz musicians.  Each year the festival brings a diverse and enjoyable music festival to the community with visitors from surrounding cities Alabama, Tennessee to Georgia.

TICKETS FOR 2017 on sale soon!

Artist Line up 2017

 Paula Atherton
Coming to the Alabama Women in Jazz Festival 2017, Paula Atherton. Album “Ear Candy ℗ Kalimba Music Released on: 2015-02-17

The Alabama Women in Jazz Festival is a great opportunity to participate in a unique music experience and help support female jazz musicians. we invite the business community to participate to gain prominent exposure for your business at our event.


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