Our groundbreaking documentary film tells a little known story of the Jazz diaspora. This inspirational film is a cross cultural journey that is endearing and entertaining while educating viewers on a historical arc that spans from 1926 to 1978.
Prelude: It was late summer 1982. I had heard about a 82 year old blueswoman who drew in the crowd at the Cookery, in the Village…and went there to stand at the bar. And Alberta Hunter cast her spell on yet another, one magic night in the summer of 1982
Alberta brought a purity and a deep understanding to the blues. She lived the ‘blues” and like many a musician, her life was poured out every night she performed. If you have never heard about Alberta Hunter, check out this video of Alberta in her 80’s!
And the Ethel Waters song that she revived and made famous.. My Handyman !