When the world told them they couldn’t play, they did it anyway!
A Feature Documentary
An Artist Tribe/One Step Production
Producer/Director – Judy Chaikin
Executive Producer – Michael Greene
Co-Producer – Hugh Hefner
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved.
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 continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.
1080/24p | 86 min. TRT | 1.78 (16×9 video) | Stereo (Dolby Digital)