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Jazz Gallery Films, Jazz for Disability, Jazz Connect – New York Amsterdam News The Jazz Gallery, known for introducing its audiences to exciting young guns and those musicians who refuse to follow the Merriam-Webster definition of a “conformist”, will present its Inaugural Jazz on Film Festival Jan. 6 and Jan. 7.

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


For two nights, the cozy jazz room will present six films in celebration of jazz, its musicians and its history. It kicks off Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. with “Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base,” a 21-minute documentary on the early musical ideas of Steve Coleman and M-Base, shot between 1993 and 1995, directed and produced by Natalie Bullock Brown.

At 6:30 p.m., the documentarian Shirley Clarke captures Ornette Coleman’s evolution over three decades in “Ornette: Made in America.” The film explores the rhythms, images and myths of America seen through the eyes of Coleman. Running time is 77 minutes.

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Olga Tsarkova and Massimo Chioccia

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Olga Tsarkova and Massimo Chioccia

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Olga Tsarkova and Massimo Chioccia

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Olga Tsarkova and Massimo Chioccia

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Olga Tsarkova and Massimo Chioccia

Black Science: Steve Coleman & The World of M-Base, Jazz Gallery, Sun-Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Cry of Jazz, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Olga Tsarkova and Massimo Chioccia



Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like “Star Dust,” “La Via En Rose” and “What a Wonderful World.”

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” “Pops” and, later, “Ambassador Satch,” was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana. An all-star virtuoso, he came to prominence in the 1920s, influencing countless musicians with both his daring trumpet style and unique vocals. Armstrong’s charismatic stage presence impressed not only the jazz world but all of popular music. He recorded several songs throughout his career, including he is known for songs like “Star Dust,” “La Via En Rose” and “What a Wonderful World.” Armstrong died at his home in Queens, New York, on July 6, 1971. (Biography.com)


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