Washington Women in Jazz

Many women are active professionals in the Washington, DC jazz scene, but few are represented as performers on regional jazz festivals. Created by Amy K Bormet in 2011, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival creates equitable performance opportunities for women while uplifting the image of the jazz community and drawing in dynamic new audiences.

Over fifty women have been showcased by the WWJF in just the first five years, ranging from jazz legend Geri Allen to the annual ‘Young Artists Showcase’ that brings together the very best young female jazz musicians. An engaging collaborator and supporter, Bormet brings together the finest regional, national and international female musicians to perform and showcase their talents around the city. Performers often provide time for masterclasses and jam sessions, nourishing the next generation of jazz performers.