A place in the sun for the emerging ‘Queens of Jazz’

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Wanja Wohoro performs during the Queens of Jazz show at Park Inn by Radisson, Westlands, on October 18, 2017. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA

What you need to know:

  • For a long time, male artistes have been the mainstay of local jazz acts, yet there are many female vocalists and instrumentalists in the field.
  • Christine Kairu, a trumpeter and saxophonist, and vocalist June Gachui have been the exception.

On October 18, new musical event dubbed ‘Queens of Jazz’ was held  at Park Inn Hotel by Radisson, in Westlands, Nairobi.

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