2019 Women’s Jazz Festival

The Schomburg Center’s Annual Women’s Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. The 2019 festival is slated for each Monday in March – March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Join us for the opening night performance Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone with Drea d’Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic.

Power, poise and passion reign supreme in this pairing of voice and strings that celebrates the legendary-and at times uncharted-cannon of Nina Simone. Drea d’Nur (Vocalist/Pianist) accompanied by a 6-piece string ensemble, courtesy of Rootstock Republic: LIVE, share center stage in this uniquely intimate and newly orchestrated songbook of Nina’s Love Songs, Blues and Protest Music.

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Women’s Jazz Festival Schedule:

Week 1: March 4 – Dear Nina
With Drea d’Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic.

Week 2: March 11 – A Salute to Women in Bebop
Curated by musican and composer Diedre L. Murray, Oo-Bla-Dee

Week 3: March 18 – A Woman’s Perspective, We March On 
With Lakecia Benjamin, saxophonist/bandleader

Week 4: March 25 – Closing Night with Jazzmeia Horn!


General Admission $35
Schomburg Society Member* $25