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Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe film screening
March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
introduction and discussion by Dr. Chrysostomos Kostopoulos
The Center for European Studies presents: All That Jazz: Europe, the Cold War, and Race
This documentary explores the origins of the US-influenced jazz clubs that sprung up in Europe following WWII and the first efforts by European jazz musicians to create a truly “European” jazz independent of American forms. The film examines the various changes in European jazz that have occurred along the way as musicians searched for their “own voice” and includes rarely seen archival footage featuring American jazz legends Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington during their time in Europe.
The Center for European Studies presents this program in partnership with the UF African American Studies Program, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Political Science, and the UF International Center.