Movie – Duke Ellington: The Classic Hollywood Years

Different films of the Duke and his orchestra, including assorted musical sequences from motion pictures. Duke’s debut in the short “Black and Tan”. The short “A Bundle of Blues” with a lenghty rendition of “Stormy Weather” that starred Ivie Anderson. “Symphony in black: A rhapsody of Negro life” with Billie Holiday. And much more.

All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX. 2pm Entrance free