Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It’s Bigger Than A Cause

Friday, January 3, 2020

If the Avengers are the supergroup of the silver screen, then consider Artemis the super sextet of Jazz. The six powerhouse women that make up this group are world-renowned for their musical talents. Before you catch Artemis at Purdue on January 17th, hear their in-depth interview and performance with NPR’s Jazz Night in America from 2018.

Here are some highlights:

  • From vocalist Cecile McLorin-Salvant, “[I remember seeing a group of female students at the Newport Jazz Festival] I hope that Artemis will remind young women that they don’t have to adhere to what people expect of them.”
  • Clarinetist, Anat Cohen describes Artemis saying, “It’s hard to tame us. We’re a wild band with a lot of different ideas and you want to try to get one show that tells a story of everybody. It’s hard [because] you want to feature everybody…[the magic of Artemis and the magic of jazz] is that you bring musicians a piece of music they’ve never played before and…they figure out how to make magic out of it.”
  • Musical director and pianist, Renee Rosnes shared a final thought on Artemis. “I don’t think we’re there yet, where somebody would look at a group like Artemis and just think of it as a band without actually having to mention, ‘Oh, it’s an all-woman band,’ or ‘It’s an all-female band,'”.

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Can’t wait to see this talented bunch? Don’t miss your chance to catch Artemis on January 17th at Loeb Playhouse.

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