01/29/13

Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 to Launch Weekly Jazz Film Series

First screenings to feature Coltrane, Holiday, Armstrong & Monk

Toronto radio station JAZZ.FM91 has announced the launch of a new film series featuring a selection of documentaries and Hollywood films highlighting jazz artists, history and culture.

The series, “Fridays and a Flick,” will kick off the series on Feb. 1—in celebration of Black History Month—with “Giants of Jazz” featuring The World According to John Coltrane, Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong: Satchmo and Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser.

Each month the series will revolve around a theme. Screenings take place each Friday of the month at noon in the Theatre at JAZZ.FM91.

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Billie Holiday photo by Herman Leonard

Screening Schedule:
February 1, 8, 15, 22: “Giants of Jazz”
March 1, 8, 15, 22: “Jazz on the Silver Screen”
May 17, 24, 31: “The Culture of Jazz”
June 7, 14, 21, 28: “Up Close and Personal”

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