The Trailblazers
These pioneers shaped the music of the Swing Era.
The Mavericks

THESE ICONIC WOMEN TOOK THE BIG BAND SOUND IN NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE 70s THROUGH 90s.

Toshiko Akiyoshi

Maria Schneider

Hazel Leach

The new millennium
These influential women have broadened and deepened the big band repertoire in the first 2 decades of this century.
Emerging Talent
Some of the young women who are redefining big band for the next generation.