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    Top 18 female jazz guitarists... some incredible jazz ladies and composers among them:



    Cheers!

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    Strange order, but I suppose that's subjective.

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    Well, I appreciate the lean towards the current, but did I miss Mimi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Well, I appreciate the lean towards the current, but did I miss Mimi?
    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Well, I appreciate the lean towards the current, but did I miss Mimi?
    That was my first thought.
    Thanks to Wintermoon for catching her at #8. She's a truly great player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Strange order, but I suppose that's subjective.
    Absolutely!

    If ya like blues geetar, here's a friend of mine in Southern California:


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    oh carol???



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    Discovery (for me): Sandra Hempel - wow, thanks! Some real musical talent in there. I tend to get lost listening to music then the word "female" reminds me of the world/time we live in. Absolutely meaningless from an artistic point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Discovery (for me): Sandra Hempel - wow, thanks! Some real musical talent in there. I tend to get lost listening to music then the word "female" reminds me of the world/time we live in. Absolutely meaningless from an artistic point of view.
    Hi, P,
    So then should we assume androgyny when we hear a person's name as an artist? This "Woke" culture is becoming the new Theater of the Absurd. Emily Remler and Jocelyn Gould are two excellent female Jazz guitarists. Period.
    Play live . . . Marinero--100% biological male

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    No, Marinero, but neither should our appreciation of the abilities of an artist be relegated to whether or not they are male or female. I am sure this is not what you meant when you wrote your statement "Emily Remler and Jocelyn Gould are two excellent female Jazz guitarists," but what it comes across as is that "Emily and Jocelyn are pretty good jazz guitarists for chicks."

    Emily Remler was a damn fine guitarist who happened to be a woman, not a good woman guitarist as if that is somehow a different species- and one who had to work a lot harder for acceptance than her male peers did simply because of her gender. I've been working on jazz guitar for more than 40 years and would probably give my eyeteeth to be as good as Emily was in her 20s, due to a fundamental difference in talent and application, I suspect. Jocelyn I am not familiar with and will have to remedy that.

    What difference does gender (HLGBTQ) make in terms of a musician's skills? It should make none, but of course it does because we see people through the lenses of our beliefs about gender. We play guitar with our minds, our hearts and our hands- not our genitalia (and thank god for that...).

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    Not so long ago, Mary Osborne was the only female jazz guitarist of repute. Today – International Women’s Day – at least eighteen women can be named by the maker of a video. That is far from meaningless. Women were kept out of jazz for far too long.

    And there are more.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Discovery (for me): Sandra Hempel - wow, thanks! Some real musical talent in there. I tend to get lost listening to music then the word "female" reminds me of the world/time we live in. Absolutely meaningless from an artistic point of view.
    My thoughts exactly!

    Here's Sandra in a duo with Christian Eckert. I could listen to them for hours straight...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-trick pony
    My thoughts exactly!

    Here's Sandra in a duo with Christian Eckert. I could listen to them for hours straight...

    good stuff. these are some of my favourite people. we all went to the same jazzschool at one point. chris is one of my best friends and sandra already kicked everone's ass 25 years ago.

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    Well said Cunamara.

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    What a great player! I notice she sings her lines at pitch with the guitar which gives her that lovely ethereal sound. Probably easier for a woman to do that, although male jazz guitarists have used falsetto.

    Anyway, I notice there seem to be a lot of really prominent female classical guitarists and many women players on YouTube etc. I have wondered why jazz guitar (and jazz generally) doesn’t have the same more even representation than we find among classical instrumentalists. (Although women are underrepresented in areas such as conducting and composition.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    Not so long ago, Mary Osborne was the only female jazz guitarist of repute. Today – International Women’s Day – at least eighteen women can be named by the maker of a video. That is far from meaningless. Women were kept out of jazz for far too long.
    I think you didn't get what I was saying. Gender-related differences are, for me, irrelevant when it comes to guitar playing, hence one's dismay on seeing the word "female" being used. Nothing that another couple of thousand years of evolution won't cure I suppose. But in the meantime, all the way:

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    All girls are good but Emily Remler is/was/ a top:

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    "
    Anyway, I notice there seem to be a lot of really prominent female classical guitarists and many women players on YouTube etc. I have wondered why jazz guitar (and jazz generally) doesn’t have the same more even representation than we find among classical instrumentalists. (Although women are underrepresented in areas such as conducting and composition.)" Christianm77


    You beat me to the point, C. As a former woodwind player, I doubled on flute. However, outside the Jazz/Funk/R&B/Soul world, the majority of Classical flutists/picolo are female. The same may be said for violinists and clarinetists as represented in worldwide orchestras. Classical trumpet players, Oboe, Basso Profundo, Timpani, Trombones, Bassoons, French horn are usually male dominated. One of my first flute teachers was a female who played with the Canadian National Orchestra and the Mexico City Orchestra. She was a fine player and teacher. However, contra-wise, Jazz proving grounds were traditionally outside the genteel university/symphonic halls in usually funky, smoke-filled(past) clubs where start times were 9 pm or later and many were in high crime areas(Chicago). In many of those clubs, I would be frequently be escorted by the bouncers to my car after the gig carrying my sax/flute. It was an uncomfortable feeling at 2 a.m. Further, I never saw one female musician in any Jazz, Funk, Soul, R@B club from the 60's to the early 80's. Period. However, 40 years later Jazz has moved from the smoky clubs in marginal neighborhoods to the concert stage(Lincoln Center-Marsalis) or upscale venues in downtown areas. So, when you ask why haven't female Jazz Guitarists received the exposure in the past . . . it's because they weren't there! Period.
    In regards to questioning the descriptive term male/female in any sense, this is just ridiculous Y2K brainwashing in the most offensive and pandering sense pushed by ivory towers professors, the mindless media to a brain-dead population of Lemurs. And, it was just these very purges that fueled Mao's Cultural Revolution where 40 million Chinese died, countless others disappearing forever in re-education camps while universities were closed and books burned in the street if they contravened Mao's cultural norms and dictates. Female Jazz guitarist? No problem.
    Play live . . . Marinero


    Here's Jocelyn burning it up!


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    Last edited by kris; 03-09-2021 at 04:47 AM. Reason: update

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    I do not know if it's true?
    "Guitars were inspired by female bodies."

    That's what Segovia would say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    I do not know if it's true?
    "Guitars were inspired by female bodies."


    Be careful, K,
    Comparing a guitar to a female's body is very sexist and "The Herd Enforcers" here in the USA may be booking flights to Poland ,as we speak, to send you to a re-education camp for your hurtful and life-altering comments. Perhaps you ought to grab your back back, pup tent and an old acoustic guitar and head for the Bialowieza Forest for safety. I've heard the Bison are good conversationalists, non-judgmental, and enjoy Jazz Music!
    Play live . . . Marinero

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    Hi Marinero,
    Those are not my words... it was a quote sorry.
    Best
    kris

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    I just learned the finger busting head to Emily Remler's "Blues for Herb" today, as a matter of fact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I just learned the finger busting head to Emily Remler's "Blues for Herb" today, as a matter of fact!
    Jeff,
    In the early 1990s I bought her some CDs and two VHS training tapes. Outstanding study material.
    A great guitarist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Jeff,
    In the early 1990s I bought her some CDs and two VHS training tapes. Outstanding study material.
    A great guitarist.
    Yeah, I agree. Emily Remler's videos are a great study.

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    I first heard Camilla Meza during the Pat Metheny tribute at his induction as an NEA Jazz Master and haven't stopped listening since.

    Here's a lovely 35-minute show. Enjoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Hi Marinero,
    Those are not my words... it was a quote sorry.
    Best
    kris
    Hi, Kris,
    I hope you know my comments were meant in humor . . . I HOPE they're no agents on the way! Thank for being a good sport!
    Play live . . . Marinero

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    I had never heard that Emily gig from the 4 Queens. Jeez, she was burning up the fretboard! That is some of her most on-point work out of a lot of pretty much on-point work. No wonder Herb Ellis thought she was the up-and-coming jazz star of her generation. You know, listening to that I hear her connection to Scofield, Abercrombie, etc. who were also coming up at about the same time. Such a shame we didn't get to hear another 30 years of her music.