Jazz

Premiered 2001

Jazz has been called the purest expression of American democracy; a music built on individualism and compromise, independence and cooperation. Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music from the gritty streets of New Orleans to Chicago's south side, the speakeasies of Kansas city and to Times Square.

Funding provided by: General Motors;PBS; Park Foundation; CPB; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; NEH; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The Reva and David Logan Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations; NEA; Helen and Peter Bing

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Video thumbnail: Jazz Louis Armstrong Returns to Europe

Jazz

Louis Armstrong Returns to Europe

Louis Armstrong's triumphant return to Europe.

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Louis Armstrong Returns to Europe

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Jazz

The Savoy Ballroom

Exuberant dancing at the Savoy Ballroom.

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The Savoy Ballroom

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