This might be a question for @Hayden and teachers. Why are always piano styles of great man in jazz/blues are teached to piano students e.g. Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and so on? Now one talks about great women in jazz such as
I think earlier in the 20th century jazz was a male-dominated artform, perhaps due to attitudes at the time. I remember someone shared this recording in the forum a while ago of Hazel Scott who was a fantastic jazz pianist - I’m sure your’ll agree
Thanks for sharing these, I’m familiar with Toshiko Akiyoshi and I will check out the others.
One of my favourite contemporary jazz pianists is a lady named Beegie Adair, check out her Spotify channel here:
I’m a big fan of her Christmas repertoire - both solo piano and her trio recordings. Definitely worth checking out.