01.03.2022 Dr Jazz: Women in Jazz Special

Prof. Catherine Tackley
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Professor Catherine Tackley is Head of the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool, having held posts at Leeds College of Music and The Open University. A jazz specialist, she has written two books – ‘The Evolution of Jazz in Britain: c. 1880-1935’ and ‘Benny Goodman’s Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ - and co-edited ‘Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance’. In 2018, Catherine curated ‘Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain’, an acclaimed exhibition in London based on her research. She is a member of the Liverpool City Region Music Board, Trustee of the National Jazz Archive (UK) and Musical Director of Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats Big Band. She was recently appointed to the College of Experts at the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

In celebration of International Jazz Day, the show will feature tracks from jazzwomen, past and present.


‘Showtime’ from Charybdis, Vortex Foundation Big Band
‘Interplanetary Migration’ from Driftglass, SEED Ensemble
‘Stupid on the Beat’ by Jas Kayser
‘Tap Dance (For Baby Dodds), from My Iris, Trish Clowes
‘Banning Street Blues’ from To the Earth, Dinosaur
‘High Hat Trumpet and Rhythm, Valaida Snow
‘Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You ‘ from the Best of Humphrey Lyttleton
‘It was a Love and His Lass’, Cleo Laine
‘Play’ from Finding Home, Kate Williams and Georgia Mancio
‘Summer Days’ from Outsiders Insiders, Emily Saunders
‘Moody’s Mood for Love/Teo Licks’ from Frank, Amy Winehouse
‘Still Singing’ from How About Now, Samantha Wright
‘God’s Children’ from Within You is A World of Song, Alice Zawadzki
‘Hush’ from Hush, Nikki Illes
‘Ticaraca Tchoub’ from Long Story Short, Shirley Smart
‘Honeysuckle Rose’ from The Spirit of the Song, Elaine Delmar
‘That Old Black Magic’ from Standard Time, Liane Carroll
‘Liza’ from Timeless, Marian McPartland
‘To Bechet with Love’, from In the Eye of the Storm, Barbara Thompson
‘A Single Petal of a Rose’ from Dreamland by Zoe Rahman
‘Coronation Rag’ from Magic by Winifred Atwell
‘A Tree in the Meadow’ from Dancing to the Bands Again Vol. 1, Ivy Benson and her Girls Band
‘Equanimous’ from Blume, Nérija