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Washington Women in Jazz presents the Amy K. Bormet Trio

(part of the Concerts for Young Audiences in the REACH series)

Celebrated by Amy K. Bormet in 2011, Washington Women in Jazz celebrates the women of the DC jazz community. In addition to hosting an annual festival, Bormet and her colleagues develop, promote, and lead a wide array of concerts, jam sessions, lectures, panels, discussions, and masterclasses, and provide opportunities for students to connect with professional artists. As a professional jazz pianist and vocalist, Bormet has been featured at the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Emerging Artist Workshop and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Student Guide

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:

Credits

Writer: Tori P. Friedrich
Content Editor: Lisa Resnick
Logistics Coordination: Katherine A. Huseman
Program Manager: Tiffany A. Bryant


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David M. Rubenstein
Chairman

Deborah F. Rutter
President

Mario R. Rossero
Senior Vice President
Education

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Presenting Sponsor of Performances for Young Audiences

Additional support for the Concerts for Young Audiences in the REACH is provided by A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation; the Kimsey Endowment; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.

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