Ken Burns Jazz a Special Preview

            Ken Burns Jazz is the name of the newest work by the extra-ordinary filmmaker. Jazz is many things. It is Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns premiering January 8, 2001 on PBS. This ten part odyssey traces Jazz from it’s beginnings to modern day. Among the artists included are Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Cassandra Wilson, Billie Holiday to name a few.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

            Jazz is also a music companion to the series. Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America’s Music is a 5 CD box set of music chronicling jazz from the turn of the century to the turn of the century. These remastered tracks of some the best performances are in sync to the series. In addition there is The Best of Ken Burns Jazz, a collection of twenty performances taken from the the box set. Last, Verve Music & Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings have released 22 individual CDs compiling the works of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and more.
          Jazz is an event. For more information visit:http://www.pbs.org/jazzhttp://www.legacyrecordings.com/kenburnsjazz

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

January 1st, 2001