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Alabama Women in Jazz Festival was founded in 2014 by organizer, Patrice Bivins

The purpose of our women in jazz program is to highlight the creative talent of their excellent playing skills and to inspire young females to reach for their dreams of becoming a great jazz musician and to provide educational information that will continue to inspire them. Most of us recognize the contributions by great jazz vocalists such as Ella and Sarah and Billie, many forget about the female musician instrumentalist like Mary Lou Williams, or Melba Liston, or Esperanza Spalding just to name a few.

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