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Two women swinging through the mostly male world of jazz

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.

 

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