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JazzWomen & Girls Advocates Call for Equal Opportunities at JALC

New selection procedures include blind auditions, formal job postings and more

Jazz at Lincoln Center has adopted new selection procedures, including blind auditions, formal job postings and wider outreach about openings, for regular and substitute members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This follows Equal Rights Advocates and JazzWomen & Girls Advocates who, on April 30, 2015, descended upon JALC to call for equal opportunities for female jazz musicians at the orchestra, which has never had a permanent female member.

“We are optimistic that these exciting changes, which reflect our collaborative efforts with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will increase opportunities for women musicians to join this iconic jazz institution,” said Ellen Seeling, jazz trumpeter and chairperson of JazzWomen & Girls Advocates, in a press release.

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