MWIJF Presents: Gender Defying Jazz
Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Doors open at 3:30 pm
Gender Defying Jazz (GDJ) is a program run by Andrea Keller, Head of Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. The program serves to create a safe learning environment and community for female identifying, and gender-diverse musicians interested in exploring jazz and improvisation.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, the annual workshops are delivered over six Sundays in term 4 and involve performing in ensembles with alumni and undergraduate students from the Jazz & Improvisation degree. Workshop participants engage in jazz and improvisation studies covering musics ranging from free improvisation, to tunes from the American songbook and those by contemporary Australian jazz musicians. The workshop series culminates in a live performance at the Jazzlab, as part of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival in December.