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Northwest Film Forum

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1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
206-329-2629 nwfilmforum.org

November 2015

NW Film Forum Presents “Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life”

November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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From the 1940s to the 1960s, Billy Strayhorn was one of the forces behind the sound of the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra. Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life tells the story of this pioneering African American composer, arranger and pianist. Strayhorn helped produce a body of work that has no rival in originality and range – from unforgettable tunes and jazz melodies to orchestral suites and soundtracks. He was the sole composer of many classic compositions, including the Ellington theme song, “Take…

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October 2017

King of Jazz Film

October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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King of Jazz film presented by Earshot Jazz and Northwest Film Forum at 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

King of Jazz film photo still courtesy of NBC Universal. Buy Now $12 adult $9 children, students and seniors $7 Northwest Film Forum members New digital restoration! Part of the Earshot Jazz Festival A grandiose revue classic, starring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, the Russell Markert girls (later to become the Rockettes), and featuring two notable firsts: Bing Crosby’s first film appearance, and the first cartoon sequence ever animated in Technicolor. Bouncing freely between musical numbers, narrative, and dazzling dance…

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Mary Lou Williams: The Lady who Swings the Band

October 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Mary Lou Williams photo by W. Eugene Smith/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images. Buy Now $12 adult $9 children, students and seniors $7 Northwest Film Forum members Mary Lou Williams was a leading musical innovator determined to create in a world that only saw her race or gender. She was ahead of her time; a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation’s popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer,…

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November 2018

Earshot Jazz Fesitval :: FILM :: A Tuba to Cuba

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Buy Now $12 General Admission; $9 Student/Senior; $7 NWFF Member This documentary traces the journey of the New Orleans music group, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as they explore their Cuban roots. In Cuba, the band deep dives into musical traditions that gave rise to New Orleans music and along the way engages with some of Cuba’s present day masters of music. As the filmmakers express it, “a Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal…

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September 2019

Film: In Her Hands-Key Changes in Jazz

September 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States

Ingrid Jensen photo by Daniel Sheehan. Tickets Women have been on the Jazz scene since the beginning, yet they are still fighting the same obstacles they were 20 and 50 years ago. In Her Hands explores the current issues and how women around the US are fighting for auditions, creating opportunities and being role models for young musicians today. Through concert footage and poignant interviews of women jazz musicians from across the country, including Ingrid Jensen, Sherrie Maricle, and Amy…

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