Choose Documentaries Over Movies To Learn More About Billie Holiday

There was plenty of promotional hype regarding the release of the movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday. The movie featured actress Andra Day in the role of the legendary jazz singer. Her individual performance was magnificent. Earning her a Golden Globe for a riveting portrayal. It was a good thing that Day was able […]

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How The NYC Police Used The Cabaret Card To Keep Jazz Musicians Of Color From Performing

The NPR program, Jazz Night in America, recently produced an excellent 9-minute video, narrated by jazz artist Christian McBride, that provides an exposé on the infamous use of the cabaret card. The cabaret card was issued by the New York City Police Department from 1940 to 1967. The cabaret law was a requirement that all […]

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JazzNotes: Jazz In The News

Stories about jazz in the news featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Verve and Impulse! Launch Vital Vinyl Jazz Reissue Series Paul Sexton – Verve and Impulse! Records have launched their new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating… Ella Fitzgerald’s Long-Undiscovered ‘Ella At The Shrine’ On Wide Release Paul Sexton – […]

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