Women in Music with Annie Booth

Alan and Steve talk with composer, educator, and publisher Annie Booth about giving voice to women who make and compose music.

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Annie Booth

Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. She has received international recognition for her work as a composer with awards and grants from the likes of Chamber Music America, ASCAP, DownbeatMagazine, and many others. As a bandleader, Booth has released six albums and her most recent release is her 2023 otherworldly chamber jazz album, Flowers of Evil: The Poetry of Charles Baudelaire Imagined Through Music. Additionally, Booth is a respected jazz educator and appears frequently across North America as a guest artist-educator. She serves on the faculty at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in the Jazz & Commercial Music Program, teaching jazz composition, arranging, and jazz piano. In 2023, she and business partner Alan Baylock (UNT) launched Brava Jazz Publishing, the only publishing outlet of its kind dedicated to providing a platform for women composers and arrangers in jazz.

Show Notes

This episode includes topics of:

Jazz Education, Music Improvisation, Gender In Music, Brava Music Publishing, Big Band Jazz, Music Composition, Music Arranging, Female Composers, Jazz Pedagogy, Music Diversity, Music Programming, Shebop Workshop, Jazz Ensemble, Music Mentorship, Music Leadership, Music Performance, Music Publishing