In celebrating Black History Month, The Rock Hall is showcasing a new exhibit Jammin', Jazzin' & Jivin': Jazz on Film. Patrons can view rare posters covering 70 years of jazz-related cinema.
Additionally, three film sessions are available for screening in the Rock Hall's Foster Theater.
Wednesday, February 12th-- Cabin In The Sky (1943, 98 minutes) One of the first major motion pictures to feature an all-black cast. The musical fantasy stars Lena Horne and features music from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Click here to watch the trailer.
Wednesday, February 19th-- Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones (1990, 115 minutes). A winner of 27 Grammy Awards, Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles to George Benson and Michael Jackson. The legendary arranger and producer was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2013 in receiving the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement. Click here to watch the full movie.
Wednesday, February 26th-- A Celebration of Short Film Sean Jones, Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and others discuss the impact and importance of short jazz films in American culture. The evening will also feature screenings of several short films that are showcased in the exhibit, including Black and Tan (1929) and Caldonia (1945).
Each film event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall online ticketing website or on-site at the Rock Hall Box Office.