Wednesday, November 14, 7pm
St. Louis County Library - Grant's View Branch
Author and NPR jazz critic (Fresh Air), Kevin Whitehead will preview his book Play the Way You Feel, due out next year, which examines how fiction and biographical films from 1927 to 2016 tell stories about jazz music and musicians. He will examine not only what these movies get right and what they get wrong, but also how the stories are told through the various narratives, even delving into the unique way these films end. Whitehead’s talk will focus on screen representations of early jazz in such films, illustrated with clips from Birth of the Blues(1941) and Syncopation (1942).
This event is presented by Jazz St. Louis. For more information, please visit jazzstl.org.