For professional jazz musician and vocalist
Amy K. Bormet, it’s about more than just the music—it’s about giving back and inspiring a new generation of musicians. And if that wasn't enough, she's the creator of Washington Women in Jazz, a festival that’s been celebrating women in the DC jazz community since 2011. As a DC resident and former student (Bormet holds degrees from both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University), she's committed to spreading jazz love in the city. In addition to hosting the annual festival, Bormet and her colleagues develop, promote, and lead a wide array of concerts, jam sessions, lectures, panels, discussions, and masterclasses. Plus, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival provides opportunities for students to connect with professional jazz artists.
So, what’s her music like? Bormet combines improvisation—a jazz technique of making up new melodies in a live performance—with more traditional classical concert music. She is also known as somewhat of a
Jill-of-all-trades composer and performer as her music is enjoyed equally by audiences at classical concerts, in films and radio dramas, and on audio books. Watch her play and sing an original song: VIDEO