The Girls in the Band

2013 • 88 minutes
7 reviews
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About this movie

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers... and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late '30s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.

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7 reviews
Kristen Janonis
January 4, 2019
The amazing ladies who broke ground in this area are allowed to show their stunning skill and celebrated as they should have been all along.
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Cheryl Tompkins
June 14, 2024
Best coverage of a heritage of women musicians before my lifetime. Would like a playlist of all those wonderful bands
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