Swing Kids (film)
Swing Kids is a 1993 American musical drama film directed by Thomas Carter and starring Christian Bale, Robert Sean Leonard and Frank Whaley. In pre-World War II Germany, two high school students, Pe...
Imagine the Sound
Imagine the Sound is a 1981 Canadian documentary film about free jazz, directed by Ron Mann. It features interviews with and musical and dramatic performances by pianist Cecil Taylor, saxophonist Arc...
Kansas City (film)
Kansas City is a 1996 crime film, directed by Robert Altman, and featuring numerous jazz tracks. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy and Steve Buscemi starred. T...
Sugar Chile Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet
"Sugar Chile" Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet is a 1950 short film presenting five jazz numbers in a 15-minute running time. The film includes Billie Holiday performing "God Bless...
Jazz Is My Native Language
Jazz is my Native Language: A Portrait of Toshiko Akiyoshi is a 1983 documentary film by Renee Cho about the jazz pianist, composer, arranger and big band leader Toshiko Akiyoshi.
Just Friends (1993 film)
Just Friends is a 1993 Belgian-Dutch film. It was directed and produced by Marc-Henri Wajnberg, written by Pierre Sterckx and Alexandre Wajnberg, and starred Josse De Pauw, Ann-Gisel Glass, Charles B...
Jazz (TV series)
Jazz is a 2000 documentary miniseries, directed by Ken Burns. It was broadcast on PBS in 2001, and was released on DVD and VHS in January 2, 2001 later that year by the same company. Its chronological...
Round Midnight (film)
Round Midnight is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Marti...
Jivin' in Be-Bop
Jivin' in Be-Bop is a 1947 musical film. It was produced by William D. Alexander and stars Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra, which included notable musicians such as bassist Ray Brown, vibraphonist ...
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (working title: So White and de Sebben Dwarfs) is a Merrie Melodies animated cartoon directed by Bob Clampett, produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, and released to...
The Tic Code
The Tic Code (also known as Lessons in the Tic Code) is an independent drama film directed by Gary Winick and written by Polly Draper. It tells of a single mother, the relationship she forms with a j...
All Night Long (1962 film)
All Night Long is a 1962 British drama film directed by Basil Dearden, and starring Patrick McGoohan, Marti Stevens, Paul Harris, Keith Michell, Richard Attenborough and Betsy Blair. The story, writ...
The Benny Goodman Story
The Benny Goodman Story is a biographical film starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed, directed by Valentine Davies and released by Universal-International in 1956. The film is based on the life of fame...
Cry of Jazz
The Cry of Jazz is a 1959 documentary film by Ed Bland that connects jazz to African American history. It uses footage of Chicago's black neighborhoods and performances by Sun Ra, John Gilmore, and...
Bird (film)
Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "...
One Night with Blue Note
One Night with Blue Note is a 1985 feature length jazz film directed by John Charles Jopson .To celebrate record executive Bruce Lundvall having relaunched the defunct Blue Note Records label in 1985...
The Spirit Moves
The Spirit Moves: A History of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900–1986 is a documentary film by Mura Dehn chronicling the evolution of African-American social dance throughout most of the 20th century....
Blue Rhythm
Blue Rhythm is a 1931 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. The cartoon stars Mickey Mouse and depicts a multifaceted performance of W. C....
Miles in Paris
Miles In Paris is a movie released in 1990. It was filmed in Paris in 1989 when Miles Davis was touring in Europe. Miles was recorded with his septet in various locations in Paris, France.The album ve...
Space Is the Place
Space Is the Place is an 85-minute blaxploitation science fiction film made in 1972 and released in 1974. It was directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra and Joshua Smith, and features Sun Ra and hi...
Boogie-Doodle
Boogie-Doodle is a 1940 drawn-on-film visual music short by Norman McLaren, set to the boogie-woogie music of African-American jazz pianist Albert Ammons.Though released by the National Film Board of...
Jammin' the Blues
Jammin' the Blues is a 1944 American short film in which several prominent jazz musicians got together for a rare filmed jam session. It features Lester Young, Red Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe M...
Jam Session (film)
Jam Session is a 1942 short film, directed by Josef Berne, which shows Duke Ellington and his orchestra performing C Jam Blues.In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed the 3-minute, black...
Jazz on a Summer's Day
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960) is a documentary film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, co-filmed and co-directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and director Ara...
Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog
Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog is a 1998 documentary film about the life of jazz musician Charles Mingus.
Charles Mingus narrates pieces of his own story. Born from a half black/half Swed...
Three Little Bops
Three Little Bops is a 1957 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Friz Freleng, with voices by Stan Freberg and music by jazz composer/trumpeter Shorty Rogers. A funny animal takeoff on The Three Little Pi...