UI GRAD STUDENT HOPES TO DIVERSIFY JAZZ WITH PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN University of Iowa graduate student Toni LeFebvre has devoted her time and graduate education to diverting from the norm in a traditionally male music scene. One of the greatest opportunities in her career in music is starting a program for female jazz artists called the Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra.
WE CAN PLAY IT "For varying reasons, like lack of representation and sexual harassment, there are few women in the upper echelons of the jazz world, but groups like (The Iowa Women's Jazz Orchestra) can help change that by showing young girls and boys that women can play jazz." Full story: https://urban-plains.com/art/we-can-play-it/
jJAZZ, GENDER, AND IOWA'S ALL-FEMALE JAZZ ORCHESTRA "The purpose of this all-female band is to provide role-models for girls in Iowa jazz programs, to demonstrate that girls can play jazz, that this is what girls sound like playing jazz, and that girl voices in jazz are valid and meaningful." https://jazzednet.org/resources/jazz-gender-iowas-female-jazz-orchestra/