JAZZ: FROM NIGHTCLUBS TO HOLLYWOOD
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MUSIC LEGENDS LIVE!
Educational Lecture by Bill Shelley of Shelly Archives Inc.

JAZZ: FROM NIGHTCLUBS TO HOLLYWOOD

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes Reception

Join Bill Shelley in following the trajectory of jazz from dingy nightclubs, to recording studios, the airwaves, and eventually the big screen!

The biggest names in the jazz world started in small clubs, made recordings, and were played on the radio, eventually making their way to the silver screen. During the Depression Era, the movies in the 1930’s searched for a gimmick to capitalize on the popular genre of jazz and thus created “promotional” short films of jazz bands and singers of the era, using this format into the 1950’s. Some musicians made it into cartoons as well. This program will highlight such stars as Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and many more, including a special tribute to Sarah Vaughn.
Approx. 110 minutes