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Swinging the Blues: A Savoy Ballroom Anniversary Night Featuring Eddie Durham
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Swinging the Blues: A Savoy Ballroom Anniversary Night Featuring Eddie Durham
Swinging the Blues: A Savoy Ballroom Anniversary Night Featuring Eddie Durham

Watch films about the Texas-born Jazz composer Eddie Durham, participate in a Q&A with Topsy Durham, eat, drink, dance the night away, and maybe even win an Eddie Durham signed guitar, in this evening curated by the Harlem Swing Dance Society, at the Maysles Cinema.

'Eddie Durham: Ambassador of Texas Jazz'
(Diedre Lannon, 2010, 18 min.)
Born in San Marcos, Texas, this unsung hero had a huge and lasting influence not only on Texas music, but on swing, jazz, blues, and American popular music in general. Here, Durham's importance is discussed by top jazz scholars, and by listening to music he wrote, played, and arranged, the effect he had on many different types of music becomes clear.

'Eddie Durham'
(Topsy Durham, 2005, 20 min.)
Discussion about the turn of the century Texas born composer, who was the pioneer of the amplified guitar, Charlie Christian's mentor and arranger of "In the Mood."

Post-Screening Q&A with director Topsy Durham and president of Stratospheric Talent, which promotes and preserves both Jazz/Big Band Swing music and Blues culture in various mediums for future generations.

A reception will follow with light refreshments, Swing dancing, the Lindy Hop and the music of Eddie Durham, Count Basie, Jimmie, Lunceford and the Sweethearts of Rhythm.

***The evening will also include an autographed Eddie Durham guitar raffle. Tickets sold only at event beginning at 7pm & called at 9pm. Must be present to win. One ticket $10, three tickets, $20, four tickets $25 and arms length (shoulder to wrist), $50. CDs, booklets and T-shirts will also available for purchase.***



Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Arts > Dance
Film > Movies
Music > Americana
Music > Jazz

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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