Jazz Girls TX in Austin


  • El Paso Jazz Girls is partnering with Jazz Girls TX for a weekend of musical learning and community building


  • Jazz Girls TX will be held at the University of Texas at Austin



  • April 4 - 5, 2020


Meet The Teaching Artists

Stephanie Munoz

Stephanie Munoz, an El Paso native, is a phenomenal saxophonist and teaching artist. She currently teaches for the Boston Public School District, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and is passionate about sharing music.

Sarah Milligan

Sarah Milligan is a jazz saxophonist currently earning a BM in Jazz Studies and a minor in Arts Management & Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah has performed at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington, and North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands). Sarah was selected for the Women In Jazz Organization’s (WIJO) mentorship program, and initiated Jazz Girls Texas, an Austin branch of JEN’s Jazz Girls Day. www.sarahmilliganarts.com

Sophia Johnson

Sophia Johnson is a powerhouse triple threat British invasion of the Austin roots scene. She works with Trio Gitano, whose debut record “Who Ate All the Tapas” was named the No. 4 Jazz album of the year by the Sunday Times in 2005. In 2018 after a few short years as a resident in Austin, Sophia won Western Swing female at The Ameripolitan awards rightfully earning her place amongst the resurgence for traditional country music. Learn  more at www.sophiajohnsonmusic.com

Amanda Ekery

Amanda Ekery is a pianist/vocalist/composer/flutist  living in New York City. She holds two degrees in Jazz Performance, perform worldwide, and works with Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera Guild and The New School University for Jazz & Contemporary Music.

Learn more at www.amandaekery.com

Grace Ward

Grace Ward is a fantastic guitarist, bassist, and vocalist who is one of the 7 girls who has made Texas All-State Jazz Band! She is joining us from Austin to teach at El Paso Jazz Girls and brings a wealth of knowledge for improvised music. Check out her album with duo Houndsteeth at https://houndsteeeth.bandcamp.com/album/stain-your-tongue

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