Sisters in Jazz —Norby / Martotulli / Johänntgen / Wulff / Haastrup

Atlantis Basel
© isak hoffmeyer
Wednesday, 26 April

If you look at its history, you might think that jazz is a man's business... Although female jazz singers have always been prominently represented, female instrumentalists and composers such as Jutta Hipp, Carla Bley, and Geri Allen were the exception. Even though men are still in the majority today, women have now emancipated themselves here too. More and more they are pushing into the limelight of improvised music. And that's a good thing, as "Sisters in Jazz" proves—jazz is also female, and this sentence describes Cæcilie Norby's new album aptly. Working on it was a completely new experience for the Danish singer: “Up until now I've always been surrounded by men in my bands. Now and then a woman would play in a big band project." Norby, the grand dame of Scandinavian jazz, unites musicians from several generations and countries on "Sisters in Jazz." Together they celebrate jazz and song classics by Betty Carter, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Norby's own compositions—only female compositions!
Tickets are CHF 50.40 for seats and CHF 37.20 for standing room.


Atlantis Basel
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4051 Basel

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