The Girls in the Band

The Girls in the Band

DVD - 2015
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"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."--Container.
Publisher: [New York] : Virgil Films, 2015
Edition: Collector's ed
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.650922 G525 Doc
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : 5.1 Dolby digital sd., col. and black & white ; 12 cm


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Sep 20, 2018

Moving and beautiful!

Aug 04, 2017

What a great documentary. It was shocking that there was no mention of Billy Tipton, the female jazz musician who lived and played as a man. I do wish there was more inclusion with African American and other female jazz musicians of color but all in all a great documentary.

LPL_ShirleyB Mar 25, 2016

I can’t say enough to praise this documentary focused on the history of women in U.S. jazz music history! Very talented women musicians were prejudged based on their race or sex. Be entertained while learning about these inspirational female artists who worked so hard to seek the opportunities granted to male musicians.

Jul 13, 2015

great to see these musicians honoured in this doc which reveals their musical brilliance sadly seen through the double lenses of racism and sexism in the US. I look forward to the day when artists, and all others for that matter, are celebrated for who they are without the qualifying colour and gender adjectives.

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