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

Audience Reaction to “The Girls in the Band” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

We hope you’ll explore and enjoy this website and help us make it a gathering place for women jazz musicians from all over the world. It’s all about giving women musicians an opportunity to make their presence known; to each other and to jazz lovers everywhere. Whether you’re a fan or an artist, please join our mailing list, check out our Facebook page, send us your stories and photos and we’ll do our best to make this site a link to all the “girls in the bands” wherever they might be.

Keep on keepin’ on.

xxJudy Chaikin

“Very MOVING…great characters and good story-tellers…great work.”
John Sayles, Director/Writer – Academy Award nominee, Writers Guild Award winner

“A POWERFUL, ENGAGING and enlightening film… a thrilling feminist portrayal … and the music is SUBLIME.”
Lynne Littman, Director – Academy Award winner

A VIVID EXPERIENCE… I sat there watching and just wiping tears away…tears of joy.
Herbie Hancock, Acclaimed Jazz Artist

“Deeper and more poignant and more terrifically entertaining than most documentaries. BUT THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. THOSE WOMEN CAN MAKE MUSIC.
Harvey Perr Playwright/Author

“A BRILLIANT and COMPREHENSIVE NEW EXAMINATION of the world of jazz from its inception to the present. Kudos to all involved.”
Mark Rydell, Director – Academy Award Nominee

HIGHLY INFORMATIVE and thoroughly enjoyable. Should entice a far wider audience than your run of the mill documentary.”
Angus Wynne, Entrepreneur/Producer