JazzGirls Day, hosted by BHS Jazz, is this coming Saturday, February 24, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Berkeley High School in the Berkeley Community Theater. (Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)
JazzGirls Day is an afternoon of music workshops including jam sessions and an all-group concert led by professional female musicians for girls aged 10 to 14. The event is free; preregistration is not required.
JazzGirls Day is intended for girls who want to play or sing jazz or just want to explore playing or singing jazz. There are women role models, and girls can fit in and see what it feels like to be part of a group of jazz musicians in a welcoming environment. They can share stories of what it is like to be a minority and how to overcome stereotypes and gain a sense of empowerment and assurance that they too can be a jazz musician.
These kinds of events help reduce anxiety and allow girls to see what is possible in a welcoming and supportive way. Come out and explore, get inspired, gain confidence and break into the genre!
For more information: http://www.bhsjazz.org/event/jazzgirls-day-2018/.