In the first episode of AfterEllen.com’s new bi-weekly video blog All Access Pass, host Andrea Meyerson (Women on a Roll, All Out Films) visits with jazz singer, songwriter and actress, Sweet Baby J’ai at her home.
Sweet Baby J’ai shares stories about being an out lesbian on the jazz circuit, starring in the stage production of “Prove It On Me” and also talks about the influence and importance of queer women in jazz in the ’20s, like Ma Rainey, Gladys Bentley, and Bessie Smith.
She also gives us a sneak preview of her one of the tracks on her soon-to-be released CD, Introducing J’ai Michel.
Want to see her perform live? Catch Sweet Baby J’ai at the upcoming Cambria Women’s Weekend.
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