The documentary, The Girls in the Band premiered in the San Francisco Bay Area on January 17 & 18, 2014. At both screenings, a panel of female jazz musicians was present to address their responses to the content of the film. At the second screening which was held at The California Film Institute, (Jan 18), Director Judy Chaikin & Producer Nancy Kissock introduced the panel which consisted of the following female musicians: Ellen Seeling, Trumpeteer/Activist of Jazz & Women/Founder of The Montclair Women’s Big Band/ jazz trumpet teacher, UC Berkeley;
Dr. Christy Dana, Professor of Music at UC Berkeley;
Laura Klein, Pianist/Composer/Co Bandleader with FivePlay Jazz Quintet/ Faculty UC Berkeley, teacher of the Alexander Method;
Destiny Muhammad, Harpist/Composer/Bandleader;
Erika Oba, Pianist/Faculty, The Jazzschool

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