Jazz on Film: The 1940s—From Swing to Bebop

Tuesday, February 8th, 7:00 pm

The National Jazz Museum Harlem Presents:

Jazz on Film: The 1940s—From Swing to Bebop

The 1940s—the years in which the fate of the world hung in the balance of World War II—was the decade that the world of jazz transitioned from the big band era of Swing to the small group dynamism of bebop. Come see and hear the metamorphosis on film with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Milt Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams and others.

My Musical Heroes on Film

Tuesday, January 11th, 7:00-8:30pm

Jazz on Film

Presented by the National Jazz Museum of Harlem with Maysles Cinema

Christian McBride Hosts: My Musical Heroes on Film

This special edition of Jazz for Curious Listeners, at the Maysles Institute (where we hold monthly sessions), is not to be missed. One of the world’s greatest bassists, and the museum’s own Director Christian McBride, will share clips of his favorite artists from deep within his archives, covering a wide variety of musical genres and styles, all with a jazz denominator. A major collector as well as a brilliant musician, McBride is one of the most engaging and interesting hosts around – come and bring someone with you.