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It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story screening
Thursday, July 11 @ 18:00–19:53
The Dryden will screen It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story (Eric Friedler, Germany 2018, 113 min., English, German w/ subtitles) preceded by a performance by Jazz saxophonist Matt Incontro as part of the Rochester Jewish Film Festival.
In 1939 Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two Jews from Berlin who'd been lucky enough to get out while they still could, founded Blue Note, the most important record company in jazz history. Their label launched the careers of geniuses like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and others. Understanding the parallels between the anti-Semitism they knew and the racism their beloved musicians faced, they honored them as artists and treated them as family. It Must Schwing combines breathtaking animation, interviews with jazz giants and irresistible music.
[source: George Eastman Museum calendar, 2019-Jul-8]