Jazz90.1 (WGMC-FM) is proud to salute influential women in jazz during Women’s History Month in March. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Jazz90.1 FM will honor a different female jazz musician each day Monday through Friday. A biographical vignette will be broadcast four times each day at 7:40 a.m. 12:40, 4:40, and 8:40 p.m. Vignettes will also be repeated during weekend jazz programming. Each vignette will be followed by a selection of that artist’s music. The artists selected represent a variety of instruments, ages, and levels of achievement, but each has a story to tell and each has contributed significantly to the growth and enhancement of jazz music. Jazz90.1 hopes listeners will take this opportunity to learn more about and recognize the significant contributions of individual female jazz musicians. Featured musicians will include Marian McPartland, Nina Simone, Maria Schneider, Sarah Vaughan, Norah Jones and more. 

Featured Artists Will Include: 

Betty Carter
Billie Holiday
Carla Bley
Carmen McRae
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Diana Krall
Eliane Elias
Ella Fitzgerald
Geri Allen
Ingrid Jensen
Maria Schneider
Marian McPartland
Mary Lou Williams
Melba Liston
Nina Simone
Norah Jones
Rosemary Clooney
Sarah Vaughan
Sheila Jordan
Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra
Terri Lyne Carrington
Toshiko Akioyoshi