Women in Jazz Media is a new organisation, started towards the end of 2020 by vocalist, composer and journalist Fiona Ross, WIJM started out as a community to support women working in jazz media as journalists, photographers, promoters, etc. Over the past few months, it has grown substantially and expanding its remit to support and champion all women within the jazz industry, working towards a safe, healthy and equal environment for all. Its mission statement is to “promote and celebrate women who work in jazz media; encourage and support a more diverse jazz community; create a healthy and supportive environment for women who work in jazz media; and encourage collaborative thinking and mutual support within the jazz community.”

Marta Capponi: The Goddess Within

Marta Capponi is an artist everyone should know. The warmth of her sumptuous vocals, her technical virtuosity, the emotional intensity of her performances and the overall beauty...

I Do Write. So Let Me Write

A snapshot of the jazz industry in 2021. Zooming in on the Spanish jazz community, and reflecting on better standards in jazz journalism. It won’t probably surprise you to know...

Drum Roll Please For The Incredible Daisy Palmer.

As a passionate and dedicated jazz musician married to a drummer, I welcomed the opportunity to celebrate the tenth International Jazz Day by delving deeper into the world of a...

Malika Tirolien takes us Higher

Grammy nominated vocalist, songwriter and producer Malika Tirolien has been taking the world by storm for almost a decade, ever since she sang the lead role in Cirque du...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame – Part 2

Continuing on with our Women in Jazz series, Jazz In Europe together with the Europe Jazz Network will be highlighting some of the most prominent women currently active in...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame

Today is International Women’s Day. Starting today and for the following two weeks, Jazz In Europe together with the Europe Jazz Network will be highlighting some of the most...

Preview: Billie Holiday through a new lens.

New Black Films have announced the UK theatrical release of an incredible new documentary on the legend Billie Holiday. Directed by Emmy nominated James Erskine and co-produced by...

Ruby Turner, From Jamaica to the world.

Ruby Turner MBE has been captivating audiences around the world for many years. Her first solo album in 1986 ‘Women Take Up All the Sky’ had producers including Womack and...