Ken Burns's 'Jazz' returns

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Jazz has been called the purest expression of American democracy; a music built on individualism and compromise, independence and cooperation. Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music from the gritty streets of New Orleans to Chicago’s south side, the speakeasies of Kansas city and to Times Square.

Dancer, Norma Miller recalls one of the greatest moments of her life, dancing at the Savoy Ballroom.

 

All ten parts will air at the following dates and times:

Part One: Gumbo (Beginnings to 1917) airs Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Two: The Gift (1917-1924) airs Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Part Three: Our Language (1924-1928) airs Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Four: The True Welcome (1929-1935) airs Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Part Five: Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937) airs Friday, April 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Six: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration (1937-1939) airs Friday, April 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Seven: Dedicated to Chaos (1940-1945) airs Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Eight: Risk (1945-1955) airs Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Nine: The Adventure (1955-1960) airs Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Part Ten: A Masterpiece By Midnight (1961-Present) airs Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:00 pm

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection

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