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The Girls in the Band (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, History | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.

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Credited cast:
Geri Allen ...
Herself
Jessie Bailey ...
Herself, trombonist
Jane Ira Bloom ...
Herself
Clora Bryant ...
Herself
Terri Lyne Carrington ...
Herself
Anat Cohen ...
Herself
Roz Cron ...
Herself
Peggy Gilbert ...
Herself
...
Himself
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Herself, singer and dancer (archive footage)
Tammy L. Kernodle ...
Herself
Sherrie Maricle ...
Herself, drummer
Marian McPartland ...
Herself
James Briggs Murray ...
Himself
Peter O'Brien ...
Himself
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In the world of jazz, women have long been marginalized as singers or piano players. Little has ever been documented about the enormously talented female trumpet players, saxophonist and drummers who struggled for recognition but were cut off from any meaningful employment by men who didn't want women on their bandstands. This film traces the history of the all-girl bands and the struggles of the handful who broke through the male bastions, and brings us into the present day, where brilliantly gifted young women are going toe-to-toe with the finest jazz musicians of their day. Written by Anonymous

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