Tag: Sheila Jordan

Women in Jazz, May 10 and Beyond

Mayor Bloomberg has declared May 10, 2013 to be “Women in Jazz Day” to celebrate the arrival of the documentary “The Girls in the Band” at the Lincoln Center. This isn’t the first day celebrating women in jazz. Texas celebrated a one-time Women in Jazz Day on June 2, 2007, honoring the accomplishments of the…
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Women in Jazz Part 2

As you read in yesterday’s post, Yoko Miwa is part of a select few women in instrumental jazz. Last year, Yoko and her trio debuted at the Regattabar in celebration of Women’s History Month. This performance was dedicated to jazz great, Sheila Jordan. Sheila was unable to make it to the performance, but Yoko was…
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Regattabar afterwords

Thanks to the Regattabar, the spirit of Sheila Jordan, and everyone who came out to Yoko’s debut there. And to Jessica Clements of JClements Photography for literally working every angle to get the shot. All About Jazz writer Gordon Marshall said of the performance: “Yoko Miwa is a graceful and soulful pianist, with a Zen-like…
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