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What is WIJO?

Women In Jazz Organization (WIJO) is a collective of over 500 professional performing Jazz Musicians who identify as Women or gender Non-Binary. Largely a New York City-based organization, with connections to other individuals and groups nationally and internationally.

 

What does WIJO do?

WIJO aims to improve the experience of women and non-binary people in Jazz through focusing our work on three main goals:

  • To empower individuals within the organization

  • To create an inclusive environment that fosters solidarity, connects, and strengthens the intersectional community of women and non-binary people in Jazz

  • To address inequalities in Jazz culture and on the Jazz scene

WIJO Mentors Spring Jam Session 2019

 

Mission Statement:

Women In Jazz Organization intends to help level the playing field in Jazz, so that women and non-binary people have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to Jazz, leading to an improved and more rich, diverse, and successful art form. WIJO is committed to honoring Black Americans as the creators of Jazz.

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