The Girls in the Band
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 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 are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents.
Director Judy Chaikin. 81 mins, NR.
With a live jazz music intro and expert commentary by NEPR Jazz à la Mode Host Tom Reney. Presented in collaboration with New England Public Radio and the Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst