Monday, June 23, 2008

Women in Jazz (Femmes du Jazz)

Friday, June 20th, one day ahead of the FĂȘte de la Musique in France, the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) presented a Conference-Concert at their building , located at 27 rue Paul Bert, Ivry, near to the Porte d'Ivry and just outside of Paris.

On the bill: Marie Buscatto, Research scientist and Sociology Professor at the Paris University 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne. Buscatto presented her work on women in jazz.

The concert, a rencontre of the duo: bassist, Alice Bassie, guitarist, Marie-Ange Martin and French singer, Fabienne and African-American singer, Manda Djinn, was appreciated by all.

Many thanks to the CNRS for this peek into the world of women in jazz, varied in styles and outlooks.