"Duke Ellington & Friends: Jazz Greats on Film"


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

$6 - $8

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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This program of six short films originally produced by Paramount Pictures from 1929 to 1935 showcases some of the greatest musical artists of the Harlem Renaissance including Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. (74 mins., DCP)

Program lineup

-"Black and Tan Fantasy" (Dudley Murphy, 1929) featuring Duke Ellington

-"St. Louis Blues" (Dudley Murphy, 1929) featuring Bessie Smith

-"Rhapsody in Black and Blue" (Aubrey Scotto, 1932) featuring Louis Armstrong

-"A Bundle of Blues" (Fred Waller, 1933) featuring Duke Ellington

-Cab Calloway's "Hi-De-Ho" (Fred Waller, 1934) featuring Cab Calloway

-"Symphony in Black" (Fred Waller, 1935) featuring Duke Ellington

Presented in conjunction with Columbus’s yearlong celebration "I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100."