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