Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz

Oct 18, 2013

(Kay Ray, USA, 2013, Blu-ray, 90 min)

Sneak preview screening!

Director in attendance!

Special film introduction from Robin Lloyd, Jazz Host at KPLU 88.5

American women instrumentalists made major contributions to jazz from the early 1920s to the 1970s, including through the development of all-female jazz groups and ensembles. Lady Be Good captures the lost stories of these female jazz musicians, through provocative and often humorous interviews with musicians, big band leaders, jazz authors and historians.

Musician and composer Patrice Rushen guides us through these exciting histories with rare photos and recordings alongside previously unseen film and television footage. Join Peggy Gilbert, Marian McPartland, Carline Ray, Quincy Jones, Jane Sager and many others in this important new story of our musical past. 

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