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4:30PM EARLY BIRD SHOW:
The Girls In The Band (88 min -2013) http://thegirlsintheband.com/
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.
“Everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.”Jeannette Catsoulis - The New York Times
THE VILLAGE VOICE – Aaron Hillis: It’s a cultural travesty that the women of early jazz…have become a neglected footnote in music history, but Judy Chaikin’s well-researched, buoyantly entertaining documentary portrait could be the corrective.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES – Gary Goldstein: