In Their Own Words: Interviews with Women in Jazz

In Their Own Words: Interviews with Women in Jazz

by Sammy Stein
In Their Own Words: Interviews with Women in Jazz

In Their Own Words: Interviews with Women in Jazz

by Sammy Stein


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In Their Own Words - Interviews with Women in Jazz by Sammy Stein

Intimate and revealing interviews with female musicians who have made it on the jazz scene are presented here. Meet some of the greatest female stars and upcoming personalities in the world of jazz. Among these you will find: Selina Albright; Sheila Jordan; Tina May; Isabel Sorling; Ellen Andrea Wang; Silvia Bolognesi; Alison Rayner; Shirley Smart; Mimi Fox; Brandee Younger; Ginetta Vendetta; Taeko Kunishima; Melissa Aldana; Camille Thurman; Millicent Stephenson; Jane Bunnett; Arema Arega; Barb Jungr; Georgia Mancio; Julie Biel; Kitty La Roar...

Praise for Sammy's last book:

"It's all here, beautifully written, eloquently argued, clear-eyed in its intentions and open in its invitation " Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise Magazine

"All That's Jazz author Sammy Stein's new book Women in Jazz: The Women, the Legends & Their Fight uses a wide-angle lens to look at how women in a range of different roles have made a life in-and helped shape-jazz. Instead of only focusing on well-known performers, Stein interviewed agents, arrangers, composers, public relations professionals, media members, and more. Her subjects bridge generations (and international boundaries) in an effort to honor the past, assess the present, and point to the future." Emile Manasche, Jazz Times

"The reader is left in no doubt of Sammy's knowledge and authority on the subject, yet she manages to tackle a challenging topic in a direct, passionate and sincere, yet easily digestible way. The sheer volume and status of the people who have given up their time to help Sammy, both women and men, is testament to the respect Sammy has earned across the industry and the trust people have in her to relay their stories faithfully." -Darren Harper, Jazz Matters

"A fascinating insight into the lives of contemporary jazz women and one that will be read with great interest by jazz enthusiasts of any gender. It really is an intelligent, insightful and consistently entertaining read, a book that either be read from cover to cover or dipped into at random. Even the most casual perusal of the work is guaranteed to unearth a nugget that will intrigue, inform and entertain". -Ian Mann, Jazzmann reviews

"One eye-opening narrative leads to a fascinating historical photo that leads to priceless quotes and offbeat reference sources, keeping the reader hungry for the next surprise Stein will veer off to". -Debbie Burke, jazz critic

"In her own inimitable way, Sammy Stein has given us a work that will be read, pored over and discussed for quite some time." -Nick Lea, Jazzviews

'What an incredible book ' Phace magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926716596
Publisher: 8th House Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2020
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Sammy Stein is an author, reviewer, columnist and radio show writer. She has written several books and articles on music and has had works published in All About Jazz, Something Else Reviews, Free Jazz Collective and Kind of Jazz. Her magazine contributions include Essentials, Record Collector, The Irish Post, Pianist Magazine and many more. Sammy has also written for several radio shows including the very successful series on Jazz Bites Radio (US) ' Ladies in Jazz' and the 'Single Entities' series. She has covered gigs for the BBC and several magazines. Sammy also devised and curated the London Jazz Platform - a new event for London showcasing UK and European talent as well as acts from the US in an all day rolling event. Today, she curates the Jazz Repository, a private collection of 58,000 jazz recordings. "Women in Jazz" her fifth book follows the successful 'All That's Jazz' published in 2017.

Table of Contents


Author's Introduction i

Selina Albright 2

Sheila Jordan 9

Tina May 14

Isabel Sorling 21

Ellen Andrea Wang 28

Silvia Bolognesi 35

Alison Rayner 40

Shirley Smart 50

Mimi Fox 55

Brandee Younger 59

Ginetta Vendetta 63

Taeko Kunishima 70

Melissa Aldana 74

Camille Thurman 81

Millicent Stephenson 94

Jane Bunnett 108

Arema Arega 115

Barb Jungr 128

Georgia Mancio 135

Julia Biel 142

Kitty La Roar 153


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