Monika Herzig’s Sheroes is an amazing listening experience, brimming with passion for the performance, and highly recommended. While the panelists did not speak entirely in the past tense regarding gender bias in jazz, many acknowledged ways in which the jazz world has become more welcoming to women in recent years. At some point during the charged set, all questions about gender and jazz faded into the background.
The main takeaway: These musicians just play good. Real good. DB
The jazz supergroup of the year is right here – SHEROES!
…Herzig herself is a visionary artist and educator, a true jazz warrior with an already fascinating career.
Each song is engaging, the playing accomplished and inspiring.
SHEROES is a brilliant project involving some of my favorite musicians, spearheaded by Monika Herzig. It is soulful and thoughtful. I especially love their take on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”- it captures the spirit of the group because there is no stopping great artists from making great music, as demonstrated on this stellar recording.
Didn’t expect to hear this treatment of my own song. So nice to be able to honestly say I really, really liked it!