Series | English | 1 Season (10 episodes). Each episode is between 87 and 123 minutes.
Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns reveals the history of jazz in the United States in just ten episodes. He covers its emergence in the early twentieth century to the present. Burns also explains the impact the jazz era had on the Civil Rights Movement. Jazz uplifted African American communities and helped create the first African American superstars. The miniseries is enormously enhanced with the inclusion of remarkable film clips about Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie “Bird” Parker and many more greats who thrived in the Jazz Era. These talented jazz musicians not only elevated the African American community but they became part of the fabric of American culture.
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- Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated, Outstanding Non-Fiction Series
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This TV documentary sometimes feels like Thanksgiving dinner. It’s rich, delightful, filling, altogether satisfying, and, here and there, hypnotic…Burns’s film is never dull. It’s fascinating and captivating.
This series shows what happens when American whites and blacks encounter each other, not in the abstract but person-to-person and make some sort of connection.
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