Jul

11 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival IT MUST SCHWING THE BLUE NOTE STORY

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Contact Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center
585-461-2000
http://rjff.org

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story

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.

Thursday, July 11 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

Director: Eric Friedler
Country: Germany
Running Time: 113 min
Year: 2018
Language: English, German (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Documentary

PRE-FILM PERFORMANCE: Eastman School of Music student Matt Incontro, Jazz saxophonist.

Generously underwritten by
Terri and Harold Bobry
Sharon R. Brodsky and Family

Community Partner

Eastman School of Music