Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 – Beverly Hills, California

November 25, 2013

Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 – Pasadena, California

November 15–21, 2013

Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland, Ohio

November 15 & 17, 2013

Muse/ique at the Avon Distribution Center – Pasadena, California

November 11, 2013

Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, Alaska

November 11, 2013

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, The Ritz – Austin, Texas

November 11, 2013

Roz Cron and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Beaufort is beautiful. Everything is bright green. Huge homes are surrounded by neatly trimmed lawns. Large trees hover everywhere, shading wide, clean-swept sidewalks, verandas. The humid air has a sweet smell to it. Our bus slows down as we drive through the center of this picture-postcard small southern city.

Melba Liston

Melba Liston was a trombone player who was nothing less than a force of nature. In addition to being sought after for her second-to-none slide playing, she became widely revered for her jazz arrangements and compositions. She is, without question, one of the unsung heroes of the jazz genre.

Marian McPartland

If ever the word timeless applied to a musical figure, it would be Marian McPartland.

To listen to her radio program, Piano Jazz, which has been running continuously on NPR since 1976, is to hear a woman at ease with great jazz composers like Bill Evans to the most contemporary artists such as Alicia Keyes. Her vast curiosity and sincere interest in other musicians has kept her forever young. And that’s how I found her to be when I first met her in 2007.

Clora Bryant

“Those male trumpet players guard those positions like a bulldog on a bone. We got a tough row to hoe with the trumpet.” So said jazz trumpeter Clora Bryant in an interview for a National Public Radio program in 1993.

One fateful day in 1993 a chance push of a button on my car radio introduced me to Clora Bryant. The program, All-Women Bands of the ‘20s, 30s, and 40s, was an eye (and ear) opener for me. Although I had played trumpet professionally for 30-plus years, I had never heard of Clora or any of the other women on the program.

Cindy Blackman: Divine Drummer

Hearing Cindy Blackman play the drums is like a rapturous percussive tornado of sound. You just get swept away.

My first exposure to Cindy Blackman occurred when I first saw the video for, rock ‘n soul all-star Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way” in the early 90s. I had heard the song before I knew who was playing the drums and thought the track was explosive. I was immediately attracted to the sound of the drums in the song.

Newark Museum – Newark, New Jersey

November 9, 2013

Jersey Jazz Magazine: Another Great Day

Extra, extra, read all about it!  The May edition of Jersey Jazz Magazine, features the 2008 Harlem photo from “The Girls in the Band” on the cover, as well as articles about the film on p. 6 and pp. 26-28.

GITB Fall Festival Line-Up: Sept. – Nov. 2012

We had a ton of film festivals lined up this fall and winter!  Stay tuned in 2013 when we’ll have some exciting new announcements and see where the film will be screening next. Nina Simone Tribute at the University of

Get out the Vote! The Girls in the Band for IFP’s Audience Award

Thanks to everyone who has already voted for THE GIRLS IN THE BAND, a nominee for the IFP 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards. The voting deadline is TUE. OCT. 30 and we’re up against some studio-backed films with heavy hitting

On the Road Again: The Girls in the Band Fall Film Festival Line-up!

This year flew by quickly!  We have one more screening left, in Canada on Nov. 23.  Hope you can make it.  Please stay tuned in 2013 when we’ll have some exciting announcements on how to see the film!  Thank you

DOCUTAH

The Girls in the Band screens at DOCUTAH Sept. 5 – 9, 2012!   The festival is located in Utah between Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.

Cleveland International Film Festival

March 25 – 27, 2012

2012 Atlanta Film Festival

March 28, 2012

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

April 2, 2012

Sonoma International Film Festival

April 13 & 15, 2012

Chicago International Movie Music Festival

April 15, 2012

Washington DC International Film Festival

“The Girls in the Band” screened at the The Washington DC International Film Festival (April 12-22):   Wed., Apr. 18 at 6:30pm, Landmark’s E Street Cinema Thu. Apr. 19 at 6:30pm, Landmark’s E Street Cinema

Minneapolis – St. Paul International Film Festival

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND screened at The Minneapolis – St. Paul International Film Festival (April 12-May 3)!  

GITB at Newport Beach Film Festival Apr. 28-30

      Are you located in the Los Angeles / OC area?  We are coming your way and will be screening at the The Newport Beach Film Festival on: Sat., Apr. 28 at 4pm Mon., Apr. 30 at 6pm

The Girls in the Band at the Denver Women’s Film Festival

The Girls in the Band will also be screening soon at the Denver Women’s Film Festival on Fri., Mar. 9 at 6pm.  Q&A with Producer, Nancy Kissock, to follow.

Next up – Omaha Film Festival!

The Girls in the Band will screen next at the Omaha Film Festival in Nebraska on Fri., Mar. 9 at 8:15pm.  Tickets may be purchased here.

GITB at Cinema Falls

Cinema Falls. A Destination for Film. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7pm. Click here for details. Cinema Falls is a place for a growing population of people who love indie film and world cinema and want more of it in

Next up – Victoria Film Festival!

The Girls in the Band has been invited to screen at the Victoria Film Festival on Feb. 6 at 6:45pm.  Tickets available here.

Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival!

The Girls in the Band premiered in North America at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary! Screened on: – Fri., Jan. 13 at 1pm – Sat. Jan. 14 at 10am –

GITB at the JEN Conference

JANUARY 2012 *Jan. 4-7: JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference – Louisville, Kentucky Judy Chaikin will conduct a clinic presentation of scenes from THE GIRLS IN THE BAND on Thu., Jan. 5, 12:30pm-1:20pm

Dubai International Film Festival

Great news! The Girls in the Band is an official selection at the Dubai International Film Festival! *December 13 – 14: Dubai International Film Festival – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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