Ladies Swing the Blues

Roz White, Lori Williams, Yvette Spears and Sandy Bainum as the Ladies who definitely swing the blues. Chris Banks
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The year is 1955. The place is New York City's 52nd Street, the cultural mecca of jazz in the universe.  Explore the jazz folklore, mythologies and backstage stories of the 40's and 50's at a gathering to commemorate the passing of jazz legend Charlie Parker. A place where music and mythology mingle in one unforgettable evening.

Four jazz divas in the tradition of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee gather in a dressing room waiting to go on. From their lips we hear the tapestry of bebop, blues, and jazz in music, and the collective storytelling that gave rise to the mythic folklore of jazz mythology about Miles, Monk, Bird, Basie, Ellington and others including the one mysteriously known as the Jazz Baroness.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes

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