When the world told them they couldn’t play, they did it anyway!

Lunenburg Doc Fest proudly announces the screening of THE GIRLS IN THE BAND.

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers … and they did it all, just to play the music they loved.

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20’s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.


The award-winning documentary explores the history and impact of all-female jazz, big band groups and the life stories of women who made their mark on the jazz world over the last century. It is a story of perseverance and passion, an insightful and entertaining documentary deepening the understanding of unsung musical talents.

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND will screen at The Pearl Theatre. Screening times to be determined.

Lunenburg Doc Fest