10. Attend a Jazz Festival
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Image courtesy Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/NYPL.
The Schomburg Center for Black Research will host its Annual Women’s Jazz Festival this year on March 5, 12, and 19. This yearly festival showcases some of the best female jazz performers and highlights the influence of women on the evolution of jazz, a seemingly male dominated field. The festival kicks off with a special tribute to jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer, and swamini, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, the wife of saxophonist John Coltrane. The final night will include a talk with scholars, artists, and archivists on the legacy of women in jazz. Tickets for the festival are on sale through Eventbrite.