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Jul 7, 2015

Jazz trumpeter Ellen Seeling talks about her career as a musician, challenges women face in the jazz world, starting a jazz camp for girls, and her crusade to get the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to change their hiring practices.


The Dish: 

  • Montclair Women’s Big Band new record
  • Recording with Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound
  • Why aren’t there any permanent women members in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra?
  • The impact of blind auditions in American orchestras
  • Why Ellen founded Jazz Women & Girls Advocates
  • Studying jazz at Indiana University
  • Working with Laura Nyro
  • Challenges women face getting gigs in the jazz world
  • Starting a successful summer jazz camp for girls
  • Appearing on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
  • Resources for the history of women in jazz


Links & Resources:

Here are the links to resources, tools, books, and music discussed on the show. Some of these are affiliate links and will take you straight to Amazon if you want to pick them up for yourself. 

The Brassy Broadcast Spotify Playlist

Swing Shift by Sherri Tucker

The Girls in the Band documentary

Ellen Seeling on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

Montclair Women’s Big Band website

Jazz Women & Girls Advocates website

Jazz Women & Girls Advocates on Facebook

Montclair Women’s Big Band on Facebook


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