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Held as a part of the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival on Wednesday 7 June at The White House, St Kilda. This fascinating panel discussion explored the challenges, achievements and ambitions of women in jazz, both on and off-stage.


  • Professor Cat Hope (Head of Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University)
  • Tamara Murphy (bassist, composer and inaugural PBS Young Elder of Jazz)
  • Satoko Fujii (pianist & composer)
  • Chelsea Wilson (Artistic Director - Stonnington Jazz Festival / vocalist / Women in Music Advisory Panel Member at Music Victoria)

After the appearing on this panel Professor Cat Hope was asked to contribute to The Conversation in regards to the underrepresentation of women in jazz. Click here to read her article "Why is there so little space for women in jazz music?" 

Bridging the Divide: Addressing the under representation of women in jazz was proudly supported by Dumbo Feather