Young Womens Jazz Workshops

Devised in 2002 by SIMA and Dr San2dy Evans OAM, the Young Women’s Jazz Workshops teaches girls aged 12 and up, how to improvise and get a feel for jazz and blues.

Winner of the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Education, our eight-week program accommodates players of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, regardless of their prior knowledge of jazz.

These workshops provide a fun and supportive environment for young women wanting to develop confidence improvising. They are especially helpful for those preparing to enter jazz at a tertiary level. Our graduates have gone on to win the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship and perform at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival.