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2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 2: A Salute to Women in Bebop

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10037 United States (map)

EVENT: 2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 2: A Salute to Women in Bebop

DATE: Mon, March 11, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM



2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 2: A Salute to Women in Bebop

The Schomburg Center’s Annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. The 2019 festival is slated for each Monday in March – March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Join us for a Salute to Women in Bebop curated by musican, Jazz composer, and Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray. Murray has composed original music for Two River Theater's production of Oo-Bla-Dee created by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor. Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II.

Performing this evening are Gabrielle Murphy (alto saxophone and flute), Brandon McCune (piano), Mimi Jones (bass), and Eli Fountain (percussion and drums).

@SchomburgCenter #WJF2019


Week 1: March 4 - Dear Nina
With Drea d'Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic.

Week 2: March 11 - A Salute to Women in Bebop
Curated by musican and composer Diedre L. Murray, Oo-Bla-Dee

Week 3: March 18 - A Woman’s Perspective, We March On 
With Lakecia Benjamin, saxophonist/bandleader

Week 4: March 25 - Closing Night with Jazzmeia Horn!


General Admission $35
Schomburg Society Member* $25 
*Enter promotional code to reveal membership ticket 


Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.


Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Earlier Event: March 10
My Life with Mahler by Amy Drake
Later Event: March 12
Women's Day on Broadway 2019