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El Paso Jazz Girls Composers

50 girls meet on Monday, compose new music together Tuesday - Thursday, and perform their world premiere on Friday. Let’s do this!

  • Project Created By

    Amanda Ekery

    Vocalist and composer Amanda Ekery collaborates with everyone, literally. Historians, artists, engineers, bakers, you name it. Amanda works with all to create projects that invite others to explore their own stories.

  • Project Location
    El Paso, Texas
  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    June 22, 2020
    End Date
    June 26, 2020

El Paso Jazz Girls Composers

50 girls meet on Monday, compose new music together Tuesday - Thursday, and perform their world premiere on Friday. Let’s do this!

I created El Paso Jazz Girls in 2018 to make a direct, practical intervention for gender equality in my hometown’s jazz community. El Paso Jazz Girls is a cost-free program taught by professional female musicians for female identifying students to learn about jazz, meet each other and play together, and create a support system. This coming June, at El Paso Jazz Girls 2020, we will work everyday to write music with participants. Their daily activities will include theory, improvisation, ensemble work, and special topics such as digital audio workstations and recomposition. At the end of our program, we will share our new compositions at our final concert for the El Paso community. We will also make recorded versions of the compositions so that girls can share their music digitally with family and friends, and perhaps even use it to apply for other musical opportunities.

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September 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm

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