Jazz Herstory programmes gigs featuring female led bands and commissions women to write new music. Jazz Herstory creates space for a gender balanced music scene. Founded in July 2017 with the support of Help Musicians, Jazz Herstory aims to bring women from the background of the Jazz scene to a balanced foreground. There are and always have been incredible musicians, who are women, who are spoken about less than their male counterparts. Jazz Herstory aims normalise the idea of female improvising instrumentalists.
Jazz Herstory is supported by Arts Council England.