Jazzy Ladies:

contemporary Scandinavian jazz

Swedish producer Annika Westman has put together this international female all star band especially for Pori Jazz. Many of the ladies are pioneers, having performed 10, 20, even 30 years, often as their

band’s only woman. Nearly all of them have released CD’s as a band leader and composer. They have reached their successful position because of their attitude, confidence and musical talent.

We present 18 women from 10 countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Russia and South Africa.

Jazzy Ladies project covers bands Copenhagen Jazzy Ladies, ISIS feat. Sibongile Khumalo and Kim Clarke & MAGNETS! feat. Ingrid Jensen. The female artists in Pori this year are role models for young

women. Hopefully the percentage of women in the whole of jazz is soon as large as in Pori today.

Performances in 2009

Kirjurinluoto Arena