Contrary to my year’s plans, chiefly due to a busy work schedule, I am having a half-arsed attempt at catching up with events. Nonetheless, I have tried to attend those that have so far been of key interest to me; in one of those, an opportunity presented itself to make a friend who’d later drop-box me some 75 GB of jazz. The result was that my next few weeks were spent scouring through the folders and making some amazing finds about women in jazz!

My new-found friend thinks it is a crime to keep music from anyone under the pretext that they might find it boring and uninteresting. I agree as much! Following his recommendations, I have already researched, listened to and read through a number of proposed artists with a splendid enthusiasm.

It’s International Women’s Day so why not celebrate the women in Jazz?