Movie: The Girls in the Band & The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

In the world of jazz, women have long been marginalized as singers or piano players. This film shines a light on the all-women bands, the talented trumpeters, saxophonist and drummers, 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 the day. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were the greatest of the all-women bands of the Swing Era. A superb documentary double bill.

All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EX
Movies from 2pm – entrance free.

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Jazz Centre Movies January 2018