Jazz on Film

Jazz found its way into film a long long time ago.. the “talkies” provided a unique form to meld sound of swing with its complimentary physical presence..and Hollywood and other epic-centers of film  found ways and means to fuse the music into their creations.  And the interplay of jazz and the screen took on some incredible forms and fusions.and an interesting variant from India, Bollywood, which we refer to in our film Finding Carlton – Uncovering the Story of Jazz in India.

And the humor that is often inherent in jazz performance was also recognized by the industry,often because an artist or producer was a jazz fan… and here are two timeless examples..

Jerry Lewis in The Errand Boy (1961) Continue reading