Tag Archives: Visual Art
It’s All There: Filmmaker Carol Bash Premieres The Lady Who Swings the Band
On September 22, 2015, after twelve years in production and planning, the New York City premiere of Carol Bash’s documentary, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band was met with great anticipation at a sold-out Harlem Stage Gatehouse. The film, which was first premiered in February 2014 at the Los Angeles Pan-African Film Festival, […]
Jazz in the Hollywood Machine: ‘Whiplash’, Insider Anxiety, and Riffing Violence
So the other day I finally watched Whiplash, in part because of the attention the film garnered on the Oscars. And I didn’t hate it. I mean, as a jazz musician, educator, and an empathetic person, there’s a lot to dislike and revile about the plot and particularly about the lightning rod bandleader Terence Fletcher, the […]
Fairweather and “Fair Weather” – The Painter as Jazz Musician (Jazz Profiles)
On his blog “Jazz Profiles,” Steven Cerra hypothesizes possible resonances between jazz performance and painting via the late artist Ian Fairweather and Art Farmer’s recording of “Fair Weather.” The post, which can be read in its entirety here, also includes links to Cerra’s related articles on the intersections of visual art and jazz.