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    Posted: 08 Dec 2020 at 9:49pm
“GENDER DISPARITY IN UK JAZZ,” the new book by DEBBIE BURKE and SAMMY STEIN, was released October 25, 2020, and quickly hit #6 in “Best Seller in Jazz Music” on Amazon. This new investigation into gender disparity in UK jazz peels back the layers and goes deep into the jazz scene looking at the different ways gender discrimination is occurring, how it is being tackled, and the way forward. Author Sammy Stein talks to UK musicians, educators and researchers as well as venue managers and festival curators to bring together research and new insights. The book discusses, in a highly readable and engaging format, the historical and sociological influences concerning gender pay gaps. Readers can hear the jazz come off the pages.

The book is a delicious look into the depths of the UK jazz scene told in a respectful manner. Stein, an expert in her field of jazz journalism, calls in many contacts from the UK, and US editor Debbie Burke adds her expertise to make this book accessible, informative and a light, tight read.

About Sammy Stein
Sammy Stein is a popular reviewer, author and journalist, writing for three columns where she brings her keen analysis and eye for detail. She has reviewed music by Sting, Bowie, Monk, Coltrane, Binker & Moses, Mats Gustafsson, Claire Cope, Tina May and many jazz musicians. Her book, “All That’s Jazz” (Tomahawk Press), received critical acclaim, and her “Women in Jazz” (8th House) gained the JazzTimes Distaff Award, made the Gearbox list and was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for best jazz book. She has curated several radio series and has appeared on Jazz FM, BBC, Jazz Bites Radio and more. Sammy organized the London Jazz Platform mini-festival event and was named the Jazz Journalists Association International Editor. For more information visit www.sammystein.org.

About Debbie Burke
Debbie Burke (editor) is an award-winning editor and author whose jazz blog at debbieburkeauthor.com has earned international praise. Her other books include “Icarus Flies Home,” “Tasty Jazz Jams for Our Times,” “Glissando: A Story of Love, Lust and Jazz,” “The Poconos in B Flat,” and “Music in the Scriptures.” She is also the owner of Queen Esther Publishing LLC which offers manuscript editing services and self-publishing coaching for authors at www.queenestherpublishing.com.


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Debbie Burke (US)[email protected]
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