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“Jazz In China” Award-Winning Documentary Screening & Talk with Eugene Marlow

April 6, 6 pm7:30 pm.
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“Jazz In China: The Documentary,” chronicles the 100-year story of how jazz—a democratic form of music through improvisation—exists and thrives in China—a country with a long tradition of adherence to central authority.

“Jazz In China” is a documentary produced, directed, and written by Eugene Marlow, Ph.D. based on his 2018 book Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression (University Press of Mississippi).

The 60-minute award-winning documentary reveals the significant influence of African-American jazz musicians with leading indigenous jazz musicians, sinologists, historians, and jazz club patrons in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, and archival and contemporary performance footage.

“Jazz In China” was the winner of the 2022 American Insight “Free Speech Film Festival,” and received the “Award of Excellence” from the Depth of Field International Film Festival.

“Jazz In China” will be an “official event” of the UNESCO-sponsored International Jazz Day, on April 30, 2023.

Eugene Marlow, Ph.D. is an award-winning composer/arranger, producer, presenter, performer, author/journalist, documentarian, and educator. “Jazz in China” is his award-winning documentary based on his acclaimed 2018 book of the same title. Previously, his documentary short “Zikkaron/Kristallnacht: A Family Story” was an “official selection” at 17 domestic and international film festivals and was the recipient of the 2016 John Culkin Award from the Media Ecology Association. Dr. Marlow has produced hundreds of video and radio programs and earned awards for programming excellence from numerous film festival competitions. More at EugeneMarlow.com


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