Lil Hardin was born to swing!
Ever since she was a young girl, Lil Hardin played music with a beat.
She jammed at home, at church, and at her first job in a music store.
At a time when women's only place in jazz was at a microphone, Lil
earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band. She went on to
fame as a bandleader and composer and "swung" with many of the greatest
early jazz musicians, including husband Louis Armstrong. "Hot Miss Lil"
was a jazz pioneer and legend whose story and music need to be heard!