‘Women In Jazz’ exhibition opens at London’s Barbican

The displays are running for two months at the famous arts centre

The National Jazz Archive has opened its ‘Women In Jazz’ exhibition at the Barbican in London, calling it ‘a celebration of the past, present and future’. Chairman Paul Kaufman says they wanted to pay particular attention to instrumentalists across the spectrum such as Valaida Snow, Esperanza Spalding, Kathy Stobart and Deirdre Cartwright. It marks 100 years of jazz in Britain, with a steady and important increase in contributions from women over that time. The exhibition features photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia from the Archive. It’s free and runs until 31st December.

For more details, visit www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/women-in-jazz-a-celebration-of-the-past-present-and-future

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