Call and (Her) Response: Improvisation and the Myth of Absence

The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender

The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender identifies, defines, and interrogates the construct of gender in all forms of jazz, jazz culture, and education, shaping and transforming the conversation in response to changing cultural and societal norms across the globe.”

Dana contributed chapter 31, “Call and (Her) Response: Improvisation and the Myth of Absence.”


Play Like A Girl

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Play Like A Girl — An article, written by Dana Reason with Carrie Leigh Page, published by NewMusic USA, wherein the authors seek to address certain misconceptions about women in music, and demonstrate some vital contributions to the areas of composition and performance. 

“When coverage of women does occur in magazines or online, the tendency to foreground physical descriptions, make overtly gendered remarks, or advance theories as to the exceptionality of the woman in question. . . can distract readers from the quality of the work and the artistic achievements of experimental women.”

Read the full article and find out more about the International Alliance for Women in Music


About Dana Reason

Dana Reason is a Canadian composer, recording artist, keyboardist, producer, arranger, and sound artist working at the intersections of contemporary musical genres and intermedia practices. Read more

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