It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story + Live Jazz Band 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 12 December 2019
What makes the story of jazz label Blue Note exceptional is not only its roster of artists – Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, to name just a few – but also its founders. Jazz buffs Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff fled Germany in the 1930s and settled in New York City, making it their life’s work to give the music they so admired the respect it deserved.
Produced by Wim Wenders, this film is as cool as the Blue Note sound and as stylish as its iconic albums’ covers.
After the screening local jazz band The Cesca Grace Quintet will be performing live in the Showroom Bar from 8.30pm.
This film is screening as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival. For more information about the tour, please visit ukjewishfilm.org
- Eric Friedler
- 1 hour 55 minutes