Special Preview Screening
Director Jim Burns will introduce his new music film featuring four of the jazz world’s rising stars—all women. Saxophonist Grace Kelly (who dazzled the JBFC audience in 2016), trumpeter/singer Bria Skonberg, and vocalists Brianna Thomas and Veronica Swift are electrifying audiences with their fresh ideas, and attracting a growing following of young fans. The film takes viewers inside New York’s jazz scene with exhilarating live performance footage from several of the city’s hottest venues and intimate interviews with the artists themselves, who discuss what it’s like to shake things up in a music genre that has been traditionally dominated by men.
PRECEDED BY: The Greatest Album Covers of Jazz
What does modern jazz look like? For a lot of music fans, the visual identity of jazz has become synonymous with a single record label that defined the sound and feeling of the musical style during its transformation from the complicated melodies of bebop to the soulful hooks of hard bop during the 1950s and ’60s. That record label is Blue Note, and their album covers are so iconic, they’ve been the point of inspiration for graphic designers and musicians for the past 60 years.
Estelle Caswell. VOX. 2018. 7 m. NR. US. English.
RECEPTION Don’t miss the dessert and wine reception upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery!