Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Treme section of the city, Ms. Busch, who mastered several brass instruments and the woodwinds, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed "International Sweethearts of Rhythm" and the "Swinging Rays of Rhythm" two all-female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, an historic African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi.
Ms. Busch provided the foundation for scores of New Orleans finest musicians, who excelled in careers in jazz, R&B and gospel, by teaching them the rudiments of music.
This documentary has won international recognition by winning the AVA Platinum Award, Hermes Gold Award and a Bronze Telly Award.
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