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It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story Introduction

Steve Millward, author of four books, including the critically-acclaimed Music and Politics trilogy, will introduce this screening.

Film details

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. German-Jewish 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 and artists they so admired the respect that they deserved.

Produced by Wim Wenders and featuring numerous jazz legends, this film is as cool as the Blue Note sound and as stylish as its iconic albums’ covers.