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Lights, camera . . . jazz on film and film in Rochester

Rochester High Falls International Film FestivalGoing way back, jazz has been part of cinema, from questionable racial portrayals in movies from earlier in the 20th century to Clint Eastwood's movie Round Midnight, the smoky bar with jazz music has often been a staple of the silver screen.  To celebrate the coming of the Rochester High Falls International Film Festival (new moniker, same great films), which set to screen from April 30th through May 5th, I thought I'd share a site with you that provides links and information about the jazz music that is available on film. JazzOnFilm.com is a UK-based site is meant to be comprehensive in its listings of documentaries, shorts and TV programs, but with feature films its links and listings are more selective. The site "features films that feature musicians playing jazz or ghosting for actors and are about the jazz life are included" and "welcome[s] additions and corrections to any film mentioned".  Enjoy!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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