Discover Women in Jazz

In partnership with the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts, JAZZ.FM91 is proud to host the third season of Discover Women in Jazz.

This outreach program promotes, champions and inspires women’s and people of marginalized genders’ contributions to jazz as instrumentalists, writers, vocalists and bandleaders. The program features five women or non-binary jazz musicians from the Greater Toronto Area selected by a distinguished panel that includes three members of JAZZ.FM91’s new Alumni Committee — Agneya Chikte, Chelsea McBride, and Jesse Ryan — and one JAZZ.FM91 board member, Catherine Mitro.

Through this program, JAZZ.FM91 will offer these talented musicians support, space, funding, audience and marketing to foster their careers.

The concerts in this series will be broadcast live every Thursday in August from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.

This year’s program also features special Jazzology interviews, supported by RBC Emerging Artists. Taking place every Wednesday in August, these unique Jazzology episodes will showcase each participant in conversation with Jazzology host Heather Bambrick in the leadup to their live performance.

Meet the artists

The following are the five exceptional artists selected for the program.