January 24, 2019

3 Female Jazz Musicians You Should Know

Do you need to mix up your jazz playlist?  Here are 3 female jazz musicians you should know!

1.  Ada Rovatti

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Mix a little bit of Irish/Celtic into your jazz experience with Ada Rovatti!  This Italian saxophonist graduated from the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, and has studied with Joe Viola, George Garzone, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bob Minzter, Randy Brecker,and more!  Rovatti has performed during such key assemblages as JVC in NYC Rochester Jazz Festival, IAJE, Detroit Jazz Fest, and Montreal Jazz Fest.  We recommend taking a listen to her latest release, Green Factor, which is a tasteful blend of sophisticated arrangements and memorable harmonies.

2.  Mantana Roberts

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Chicago-bred Mantana Roberts creates vibrant compositions as she solos her way through tracks in a non-pretentious and effortless manner.  The alto-sax player runs through notes with vigor and passion, leaving you with the feeling that she is enjoying playing as much as you are enjoying listening.  Check out her first solo album, The Chicago Project for something a little more interesting to listen to, the next time you need a pick me up!

3.  Linda Oh

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Linda Oh is a bass player hailing from Australia, who has impressively been playing various instruments since age four.  The prodigy has amazing composing ability, and has created soundtracks for film as well as music for big bands.  We recommend Linda Oh if you are looking for a free-form sound with ominous overtones and intrigue.