“Because she likes girls”-Bi Tyrants: a Queer Jazzifesto w/-Brittany Anjou
by Maya Mesola
The Lena Dunham of Jazz. Comedic. Blunt. And about time. The eclectic arrangements of Brittany Anjou are a bouillabaisse of Paris Bohemia, Prague Beatnik, 1980s punk electric funk, 1990s avant-garde jazz, and 21st century feminist poetry. Her circular triads are evocative of Northern Ghanaian Gyil (which she also plays) and Stravinsky; a proper calling of the ancestors to join us in a new revolution to politically castrate everyday sexism, and the Jazz heteropatriarchy.
Zinc Bar, NYC Winter JazzFest 1.12.18
(photo credit: Maya Mesola, 2018)