The Resource The Girls in the Band - Female Jazz Musicians

The Girls in the Band - Female Jazz Musicians

Label
The Girls in the Band - Female Jazz Musicians
Title
The Girls in the Band - Female Jazz Musicians
Contributor
Distributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning documentary film THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late 30s to the present day. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America.. They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers{u2026}and they did it all just to play the music they loved. In the thirties and forties, hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous All-Girl Bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. Yet, by the mid-fifties, female jazz musicians had literally disappeared from the workplace, their names and their contributions to music completely forgotten. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.. The film has been of great interest to the general public and has garnered multiple awards and terrific reviews (including a Critics{u2019} Pick from The New York Times). Because these incredibly talented women overcame sexism and racism and flourished in the midst of diminished opportunities for decades, THE GIRLS IN THE BAND is the perfect film to highlight Women{u2019}s History Month, African American History Month, and Jazz Appreciation Month!. 2THE GIRLS IN THE BAND is a film that we all can learn from. It{u2019}s an invaluable resource for music teachers; however, its reach is much broader. It can be used to open up discussions about racism, sexism, and several other related topics. Above all it is a story about courage, stamina, and the capacity of people to realize their talents and dreams.3{u2014} Judith Gold, Bank Street College of Education
Cataloging source
VDU
Language note
In English
Label
The Girls in the Band - Female Jazz Musicians
Publication
Distribution
Note
Film
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1236451
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (87 minutes)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Other physical details
digital, sound colour
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34762772
System control number
kanopy236452

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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