Key of She Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual Key of She Jazz Conference will be held at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This is a free, fun, and musical event for jazz students of all genders as well as their band directors, parents, and supporters.

You are invited to attend, as are all music students (jazz, band, orchestra, other) of all genders.  We especially encourage girls interested in jazz to attend, but students of all genders (guys included!!) are invited to come. PA Music Educators can receive Act 48 credit to attend! Being a jazz musician is not a requirement!

Why Attend? 
This is a day all about music, education, and connection that will give attendees a phenomenal and inspiring experience.  Here is a preview:

  • Kickoff by the Strawberry Mansion All Girls Drumline!

  • Performances by saxophonist/recording artist Roxy Coss and her Women in Jazz Organization (WIJO) All Star Band plus Philadelphia jazz legend and guitarist Monnette Sudler’s International Women In Jazz, and several other ensembles.

  • Speakers including Philadelphia vocalist/recording artist/music executive Barbara Montgomery as well as Hannah Grantham of the Smithsonian’s African American Museum in DC, who’ll showcase little known female jazz artists with live performances.

  • Special Tracks for Educators designed and presented by educators

  • Sessions just for Parents and Supporters (including “How to Listen to Jazz”!)

  • Jam Sessions for students based on skill level and coached by pros — so students should bring their instruments! This will be a great opportunity to learn in a low key space.

  • Free Stuff! Merch! Krispy Kreme Donuts!

I have attached a flyer for the Conference that can be printed and displayed and/or given out to students in your music programs. We strongly encourage the girls to come, but any musical students interested in attending are welcome! Jazz is not a prerequisite!

Registration is required, and seats are limited, so please see keyofshejazz.org for the Eventbrite link!