Lady Be Good
Instrumental women in jazz
"...fascinating and compelling..."
- City Arts
Director: Kay D. Ray
Runtime: 80 mins
GENRES: Documentary, Gender Studies, Music, African American Studies, History, Biography
This 80 minute documentary film concentrates on the contributions of American female instrumentalists in jazz from the early 1920s to the 1970s and the development and extent of the all-women jazz groups. LADY BE GOOD captures the lost stories of female jazz musicians in provocatives and often humorous interviews with women musicians, big band leaders, jazz authors, and historians. Musician and composer Patrice Rushen guides us through these exciting histories with rare photos, previously unseen film and television footage, and scarce recordings. Join Peggy Gilbert, Marian McPartland, Carline Ray, Quincy Jones, Jane Sager, and many others in this important new narrative.