Once again, European jazz publications are coming together to spotlight some of the most exciting female musicians from across the Europe and the UK

In a unique collaboration to mark International Women’s Day (#IWD) some of the leading jazz publications have come together to simultaneously produce a collective edition, in several languages and in several countries.

This year the 10 publications celebrate #IWD2022 by showcasing 10 young, talented women musicians across their combined respective audiences.

The featured musicians are:

Under the aegis of Europe Jazz Media, the group of magazines affiliated with the Europe Jazz Network, the 10 publications are widening the scope of the promotion of the selected musicians. These print and online magazines are the Dutch-speaking Belgians of Jazz’halo, the French-speaking Belgians of JazzMania, the British of LondonJazz News and Jazzwise, the French Citizen Jazz, the Norwegian magazine Jazznytt, JAZZTHETIK and Jazz-Fun from Germany, the Danish Jazz Special and the Turkish Jazz Dergisi.


In addition to the hashtag #IWD, which brings together operations at the global level, the EJM will also use the one initiated by the Europe Jazz Network: #Womentothefore – which specifically concerns the promotion of female jazz musicians in Europe.

Magazine: Jazz Dergisi (TR)

Artist: Sedef Erçetin

Text: Viktor Bensusan

Photos: Nazli Sanberk


Magazine: jazz-fun.de (D)

Artist: Alma Naidu (voc)

Text: Jacek Brun

Photos: Boris Breuer, Lena Semmelroggen, Tom Schneider


Magazine: Jazznytt (NO)

Artist: Ayumi Tanaka (p)

Text: Anne Yven

Photos: Camilla Jensen, Helge Lien, Pernille Sandberg


Magazine: Citizen Jazz (F)

Artist: Léa Ciechelski (sax/fl)

Text: Nicolas Dourlhès

Photos: Rémi Angeli, Marine Dejean, Léa Grandperrin


Magazine: JAZZTHETIK (D)

Artist: Eva Klesse (dr)

Text: Hans-Jürgen Linke

Photos: Sally Lazic, Gerhard Richter, Jan-Gerrit Schäfer


Magazine: JazzMania (B)

Artist: Farida Amadou (bass)

Text: Eric Therer

Photos: Robert Hansenne


Magazine: Jazzwise (UK)

Artist: Emma Rawicz (sax/comp)

Text: Hugh Morris

Photos: JtMusicPix


Magazine: Jazz’halo (NL)

Artist: Lara Rosseel (db)

Text: Bernard Lefèvre

Photos: Annie Boedt


Magazine: LondonJazz News (UK)

Artist: Rachael Cohen (as)

Text: Sebastian Scotney

Photos: Monika S. Jakubowska


Magazine: Jazz Special (DK)

Artist: Kathrine Windfeld (comp)

Text: Olga Witte


Léa Ciechelski (saxophone and flute, France)

Farida Amadou (electric bass, Belgium)

Lara Rosseel (double bass, Belgium)

Alma Naidu (voice, Germany)Rachael Cohen (saxophone, UK)

Sedef Erçetin (cello, Turkey)

Eva Klesse (drums, Germany)

Emma Rawicz (saxophone, UK)

Kathrine Windfeld (piano, Denmark)

Ayumi Tanaka (piano, Norway)