Knoxville Jazz Festival
Aug 27 - Aug 28, 2010
Jimmy Cobb's So What Band presents: Kind of Blue @ 50 and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra with special guest Greg Tardy.
Also, The Tennesse Archive of Moving Image and Sound presents: Swingin’ with the Soundies: Vintage Jazz Shorts from the Golden Age. (Free admission)
Jazz soundies of the 1940s were a precursor to the modern music video. These amazing three minute shorts were shown on movie jukeboxes in soda fountains, taverns, and arcades. For a dime, one could view musical motion picture performances by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Nat “King” Cole, and others! At this free pre-festival event, we present the original 16mm film prints. Come see Count Basie, Fats Waller, and Louis Armstrong do their thing one more time.
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