Audacious Woman Festival - The Red Hot Rhythm Makers

Scottish Storytelling Center

Six Gals named Smith - The Uncrowned Queens of Jazz and Blues

The Red Hot Rhythm Makers are Scotland’s first and only all-female Jazz band. They were formed in response to vocalist Ali Affleck’s critically acclaimed Preaching Divas show in 2018.

Ali will introduce the stories and music of Besse Smith and other female musicians whose work has been shockingly forgotten.

The band are delighted to launch the first of a series of projects which seek to raise the profile of the queens of early roots, blues and jazz and also female musicians in general. The music is extraordinary and the women who performed it were even more so!