Jazz Shorts from Swing to Bop

Wed. Aug 29, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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A series of short films from the Library’s collections show jazz through the ages on the big screen. 


  • "Black and Tan" (1929, dir. Dudley Murphy)

  • "Soundies #1" (1940s, dir. none listed)

  • "Harlem Wednesday" (1959, dirs. John Hubley and Faith Elliot)

  • "Dizzy Gillespie" (1964, dir. Les Blank)

Edo Choi, Assistant Programmer for the Maysles Documentary Center, turns to the Library’s collections to curate a night of short films that show how jazz as an art form has been represented in film over the decades.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at sarabethjoren@nypl.org.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (2nd Fl) 476 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018