Two women swinging through the mostly male world of jazz

September 22, 2011

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The Tomeka Reid Trio is attempting to make its mark in the male-dominated world of jazz music.

The 5th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend. Among the many performers are two instrumentalists and composers – Diane Ellis and Tomeka Reid. Ellis’ saxophone and Reid’s cello are miles apart musically but the two share a passion for their craft. They also share another trait – they are women in a predominantly male profession. WBEZ's Richard Steele spoke with the ladies about their influences and experiences as female jazz musicians.