Friends of Enjoy Jazz present: A conversation with Alexandra Lehmler

The jazz world is still dominated by men. Women are not only outnumbered on the big stages, the lack of female musicians already starts in the apprenticeship. For example, Julia Hülsmann from Berlin, last year's SWR Jazz Prize winner at the Enjoy Jazz Festival, is currently the only woman in jazz who is a professor at an instrumental jazz department; and this only because she was only able to teach for one year as a guest at the Jazzinstitut Berlin. Yet there are certainly female musicians who could be considered for this. Especially the rapidly increasing number of young female graduates speaks for filling key positions with female role models.

Alexandra Lehmler, saxophonist from Mannheim, holds one of the few of these exemplary roles as board member of the Union of German Jazz Musicians. On this evening, in an open discussion with the audience, she gives an insight into the current situation, talks about her plans for the future and introduces some female musicians.

The talk takes place in the run-up to the Enjoy Jazz Summer - Tini Thomsen's MaxSax concert.

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02.07.2017, The Female Side of Jazz - An insight into the world of women in jazz.
Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, Klub K, free admission, start 6 p.m.