Jazz In Pink is the world-renowned, all-female, all Star band based in Los Angeles, CA. In just six years, Jazz In Pink has emerged as one of the world's most prominent and popular all-female, ensembles. They enjoy a growing social media presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Jazz In Pink delivers a mixed genre which is primarily Jazz with soul, R&B, symphonic, rock and hip hop undertones. The band's core members are Gail Jhonson, Althea René, Maria Antoinette, and Karen Briggs. Since 2008, Jazz In Pink has not only performed throughout the country and around the world, but has worked to fill learning, social, and cultural gaps through community outreaches and events. The talented band consistently captivates audiences. JNP members are women at all stages in their careers. Billboard chart topping solo artists that all embody the drive, strength and commitment to their craft and to paying it forward.
I not only appreciate the tremendous talent the women of Jazz in Pink bring to our events but their professionalism and dedication to leaving audiences with a lasting positive experience. Keep doing what you’re doing divas!
Sweet Baby J'ai
Co-founder / Artistic Director
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival
Sweet Baby J'ai
“I have followed Jazz in Pink for many years. I am also close friends with and have been educated by their executive director, Gail Johnson. Jazz in Pink makes a positive contribution to jazz education, but also a positive contribution to women as role models for women in the music industry. Keep up the good work, Jazz in Pink!”
"Jazz in Pink through its performances and community outreach inspires and encourages girls and women to express themselves creatively. Learning and playing an instrument is not only an empowering experience that builds self esteem and communication skills, it also builds character and discipline. I am a professional musician (I had the great pleasure of subbing for JIP's wonderful bassist Robin Bramlett) and have experienced Jazz in Pink's excellent work first hand - the band’s musicians are highly skilled, beautifully musical and professionals through and through. I highly recommend them as a powerful force and view them as impressive ambassadors for women in music.”
Ariane Cap, bassist, author, educator, blogger, clinician arisbassblog.com
Jazz in Pink is a wonderfully talented group of women who care about their community and contribute their talents, time and effort for the growth and support of young people and adults.
Thank you, ladies, for all you do!
Every time I see a Jazz in Pink performance, it gives me the inspiration and motivation I need to keep pursuing my dreams. These women are amazing!
Jazz In Pink's inspirational and educational community outreach projects have ongoingly proven to be a much needed, compelling, efficacious platform that provides core empowering tools to musicians and artists, especially addressing the life chosen musical path experience of women and girls.
The inestimable value and positive, up-lifting impact generated by it's programs
and their hands-on mentoring leadership has had far reaching, vitally important effects upon the aspiring and active creative music women collective.
"My name is Yakira. I am the percussionist/singer of Jazz in Pink. My mission is to inspire and uplift the spirit, with hopes of making a difference in someone's life.