They're not the first all-female jazz band to perform in the knkx studios, but after hearing the teens from Seattle JazzEd, it's about time it stops feeling like a special occasion.
Featuring their mentor Susan Pascal on vibes, the ladies thrilled our packed studio audience with jazz, soul, and a song by the modern jazz outfit Snarky Puppy, and made us forget about girls vs. boys.
Speaking with these all-stars, it was clear that they're aware of the historic male domination of jazz, but also clear they see a bright future and a nearly unending list of powerful and talented female musicians to inspire them. Now put gender aside and dig into this amazing performance.
Susan Pascal (vibes), Amy Gore (tenor sax), Anne Pham (alto sax), Emily Ko (trombone), Lauren Martinez (trumpet), Ferdos Al-Haider (trumpet), Julia Tanner (guitar), Colby Lamson-Gordon (bass), Isabel Russak (drums)