12:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 27 November 2021

Celebrating women in jazz

Celebrating women in jazz’ is a one-day event at the University of Surrey celebrating and promoting the involvement and engagement of women in jazz music

from £0.00 to £5.00

PATS Studio One
PATS Building
University Of Surrey
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Women have played a pivotal role in the history of Jazz, yet only 5% of Jazz instrumentalists in the UK are women. The ‘Celebrating Women in Jazz’ event is an opportunity to celebrate and promote the engagement of women in jazz music, with an opportunity to watch performances of jazz compositions written by women performed by students and professional musicians.

The event is split into a number of sections throughout the day running from 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm including a Student Lunchtime Recital, a Q&A Panel with Jazz Professionals, a Workshop-Masterclass with two female Jazz musicians and an evening concert with a performance from The Shirley Smart Jazz Trio. 

The event is occurring as part of the University of Surrey’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Prize Fund scheme and the University’s ‘Women in Music’ module.


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Student Lunchtime Recital

Featuring live performances from University of Surrey Students

2pm – 3pm

Q&A Panel with Guest Jazz Professionals


  • Josephine Davies (Saxophonist)
  • Marianne Windham (Bassist and Guildford Jazz)
  • Sophie Alloway (Drummer)
  • Shirley Smart (Cellist)
  • Adam Teixeira (Drummer)

3:15 – 5:15pm

Workshop and Masterclass with Josephine Davies and Shirley Smart Trio


Evening Concert with Live Performance from The Shirley Smart Trio

  • Door open: 7 pm
  • 7:15 pm-7:40 pm – Supporting Act Performance from The Phil Chevassut Trio
  • 7:45 pm-9:30 pm – Live Performance from The Shirley Smart Trio.

Come along for a wonderful day of performances, discussion and rich insight from a number of women in the professional jazz music industry.


Afternoon Events: Free attendance

Evening Concert: Student & Under-18s: FREE, Adults: £5.