March 8th is International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, here are a couple of reminders that, ever since the days of Lil Hardin Armstrong, jazz has always had some very good female instrumentalists.

Emily Remler and Barbara Dennerlein

Julia Hülsmann

Jutta Hipp

And since this piece seems to have ended up being at least partly about German female keyboard players, did you know that pianist Jutta Hipp has a street named after her in her birthplace of Leipzig?

Jutta-Hip-Weg street sign, Leipzig

Photo by Katja von Schuttenbach