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Jacob Burns Film Center Jazz Film, Performance Series Starts May 29

Jazz Sessions to feature four jazz performances and five films

The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, N.Y., has announced the return of the annual series Jazz Sessions: Beyond the Notes, now in its 11th yearFrom May 29–June 19, the Center will screen an assortment of films reflecting on how jazz  has enriched our culture and image abroad. These films look at how a world-famous war photographer, an Esquire magazine art director, politicians, and two German immigrants in search of “schwing” all helped shape the jazz musician’s journey in America.

Jazz Sessions kicks off May 29 with Oscar-nominated documentary A Great Day in Harlem—which explores the story behind the iconic photograph and jazz age era with interviews, performances, and never-before-seen footage—followed by a performance from pianist and composer Emmet Cohen.

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