The Conservatori Liceu Foundation publishes a video, on the occasion of March 8, where women singers and instrumentalists of Jazz, all of them teachers and students of the Liceu Conservatory, reflect and share their experiences on the participation of women in this musical genre.
The Conservatori Liceu Foundation remains firm in its commitment to the visualization and vindication of women’s rights, emphasizing the need to establish multiple dialogues as a basis for awareness and vindication, and the need to break the glass ceiling that still exists in certain musical roles in which the presence of women is a minority, which is often still seen in certain instruments or functions within the practice of jazz.
For this reason, Conservatori Liceu Foundation publishes a video to highlight the role of women in a genre in which so far have been a minority. In the video, Carme Canela (singer) and Giulia Valle (double bass player), both teachers of the Liceu Conservatory, as well as the students of Bachelor and Master Studies Eva Verde (singer), Marina Planell (trombone), Estefania Chamorro (drums) and Blanca Ferrer (piano) share their experiences as jazz women. In the video we can also hear the vision of Melissa Aldana, Chilean Jazz saxophonist and first woman to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, one of the most important Jazz competitions in the world. Melissa Aldana inaugurated this year’s Liceu Jazz concert series with a memorable master class at the Conservatori Liceu Auditorium.
All these performers from different generations speak frankly about the difficulties they have faced and are currently facing, the situations of discrimination they have experienced, and the extra pressure they have felt to prove their worth as musicians. They also affirm their role as legitimate protagonists of music and their desire to continue enjoying their artistic passion without any difference based on gender.
From Conservatori Liceu Foundation we want to promote the full participation of women in all styles and in all musical roles, so that their great contribution to the world of music is recognized, not only today but also throughout history, and will continue to do so in the future.