Each year, the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival gathers together some of the top names in jazz music. These chart topping artists have received awards and/or been nominated for Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards and many other types of recognition for their work. The list of PSWJF alumni includes musicians have also toured with artists like Prince, Bonnie Raitt and the top names in music. The gathering on stage is a unique group who may not have ever played together before and may not again. We celebrate them all for the legacy they create for the fans of the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.

Mimi Jones

The Festival welcomes back bassist, Mimi Jones, a regular on the New York jazz scene and a rising star in straight-ahead jazz. She will appear on Saturday night with Dee Dee Bridgewater as part of the Quiet Storm band. September 3, 2016, Annenberg Theater. 8pm....

Nona Hendryx

Nona Hendryx’s appearance at the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival in 2015 received multiple standing ovations with some of the audience invited on stage.

Diane Schuur

Recipient of the Jazz Legends Award and Friday night headliner, Diane Schuur’s performance at the 2015 Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival brought the house down.

Perla Batalla

Perla Batalla is a Mexican-American artist from L.A. She was nominated for a Grammy in 2007 for her highly acclaimed CD Bird on the Wire. Palm Springs Women Jazz Festival welcomed her in 2014. Enjoy this haunting version of the song “Dance Me to the End of Love” recorded in Barcelona.

Terri Lyne Carrington

Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington was one of the artists to headline at the first year of the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival in 2013. Enjoy this live clip from Zildjian’s American Drummer’s Achievement Awards.

Patrice Rushen

Part of the inaugural Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival in 2013, Patrice Rushen is a multi-Grammy nominated artist, composer, producer and international recording artist. Great clip from Montreaux Jazz.

Helen Sung

Helen Sung is a pianist with stellar credentials and major reviews. We were delighted to have Sung perform at the 2014 Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.

Cindy Bradley

Cindy Bradley blew the audience away at the 2014 Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival. She is one of the most recognizable female names in jazz today.