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New Orleans Women Of Jazz
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Doreen Ketchens on Clarinet, French Quarter Festival, New Orleans, 2010
Aris Vrakas, photographer
When and Where
DateFriday, January 6, 2017
Time2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AddressJazz Education Network 8th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Elite Hall
City, StateNew Orleans, Louisiana

Do you love jazz, blues, funk and anything in between? Are you frustrated by the gender bias on Wikipedia? Join us for the New Orleans Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon!

Event information[edit]

This edit-a-thon event is centered on musicians who are women and play jazz or any related style, with a particular emphasis on New Orleans women in jazz. Hosted by the Linked Jazz Project and the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans, participants will get an introduction to Wikipedia editing and help fill the gaps of Wikipedia's coverage of musicians who are women. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary, and remote editors are welcome!

  • Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Jazz Education Network 8th Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency New Orleans (Elite Hall). Please note that conference registration is required to attend this event in person, but remote contributions are welcome!
  • Hashtag: #WomenOfJazz

Participant information[edit]

Possible articles to improve or expand[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.

Lil Hardin Armstrong, 1944
Mahalia Jackson in the Concertgebouw, 1961



Possible articles to be created[edit]

Participants should feel free to add names and groups of notable women in jazz who need an expanded Wikipedia presence, especially women related to New Orleans jazz. The lists below are not comprehensive, but serve as a starting point for editors, and for future edit-a-thons.



For further inspiration[edit]

Check out these WikiProjects for further inspiration and lists of articles to improve:

German Wikipedia list (many missing in English, can be translated):

Here are a couple of featured articles to inspire you as well:

Here's some categories to examine and with which to tag new articles:

The above are sub-categories of:

Tools and templates[edit]



Articles Created[edit]

alphabetical by last name of article's subject or first letter of group name

Articles Improved[edit]

alphabetical by last name of article's subject or first letter of group name

Attendees -Sign Up![edit]

Please add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below.



Participating online[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Tucker, Sherrie (2004). "A Feminist Perspective of New Orleans Jazz Women" (PDF). New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. National Park Service. Retrieved December 11, 2016.