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Some musicians believe certain instruments, such as the trumpet, are more ‘masculine’. Alenavlad/shutrerstock

Why is there so little space for women in jazz music?

Women are disturbingly under-represented in Australian jazz, with relatively few female composers and instrumentalists. What's holding them back? And what can be done about it?
Playing at Bennetts Lane is an indication that you can be considered a ‘serious’ jazz musician. mandykoh

Bennetts Lane closure strikes a bum note for Australian jazz

Last week’s announcement that Melbourne’s Bennetts Lane Jazz Club will close in nine months came as a shock to most in the Australian jazz community. Bennetts Lane has been a focal point for local jazz…
Chris Dave seems to have internalised every piece of music he has ever heard. Photo by Gerard Victor

Hip-hop, breakbeat, flamenco … that’s 21st-century jazz

Jazz has evolved to become one of the most inclusive genres in modern music. But how does an art form that so willingly assimilates influences from different musical styles still hold on to its essence…

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