The Girls in the Band–The Official Site of the Music Documentary

The famed British music site NME (New Musical Express) has named THE GIRLS IN THE BAND as “one of the 50 best music documentaries of all time.”

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Collector's Edition DVD Now Available! Includes Bonus Tracks!

– ON THE ROAD WITH THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Travel on a band bus tour with bandleader Sherrie Maricle and 14 female musicians.

– MARY LOU WILLIAMS – THE LADY WHO SWUNG THE BAND
Additional rare footage of one of the most gifted jazz artists of the twentieth century.

– JENNIFER LEITHAM – MAKING THE CHANGES
The eye-opening journey of a transgender musician.

– ANOTHER GREAT DAY IN HARLEM
Behind-the-scenes at the creation of the all-female version of the famed jazz poster.

– COMMENTARY
Director Judy Chaikin and Producer Mike Greene reveal how the film was made.

– FILM TRAILER

– in stereo or Dolby 5.1 Surround

– English subtitles

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The official trailer of The Girls in the Band.

Watch the official The Girls in the Band trailer, as well as mini-documentary videos about stars featured in the film and discussion videos from our Education Project and Platform.

Check out the official trailer, as well as other videos about the history and production of The Girls in the Band

Read What Critics Say About The Girls in the Band

“The pic may prompt a rewrite of jazz history…”

Robert Koehler

“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.”

Aaron Hills

“By any measure Judy Chaikin’s loving documentary is a standout.”

Leonard Maltin

“Lively and entertaining … sheds long overdue light. Director Judy Chaikin…infuses this fine portrait with grace, nostalgia and a well-calibrated dose of social commentary.”

Gary Goldstein

“Everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.”

Jeannette Catsoulis

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