Lady Be Good

Women of Jazz


Produced and directed by Kay D. Ray
Directors of Photography are Erich Volkstorf, Mark Hubatsek, Bruce Hutson
Editors are Cathy Wadley, Jill Friedberg

The 80 minute documentary film LADY BE GOOD Instrumental Women In Jazz concentrates on the contributions of American women instrumentalists in jazz from the early 1920s to the 1970s and the development and extent of the all-woman jazz groups. LADY BE GOOD captures the lost stories of female jazz musicians in provocative 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.

Special thanks to all the financial donors who made the film possible, including; The Allen Foundation For Music, 4Culture, The Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts and Culture, Microsoft Giving Campaign, Lucent Technologies, Artist Trust GAP grant, Pacific Pioneer Fund, James B. Denton Fund, Leslie Fund, Norcliffe Foundation and the dozens of individuals around the country!

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