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The Girls in the Band

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:May 10, 2013
Running time:81 minutes
Director:Judy Chaikin
Writer:Judy Chaikin
Distributor:Independent Pictures

Description: 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 film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30's 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 a new breed of gifted young women is taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents.

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