This is not an Armstrong to Zorn or a Harry Barris to
Barry Harris guide.
First and foremost this site is about where jazz musicians can be seen on
film as well as heard
I aim to be comprehensive in my listings of documentaries, shorts and TV programmes.
The feature films are more selective. I have not included films where a jazz
musician just happens to be on the sound track regardless of the music. Site
hitters should search out David Meeker's book jazz in the movies' for
the comprehensive guide or click links and news pages for discography and related sites.
However, films that feature musicians playing jazz or ghosting for actors and
are about the jazz life are included.
I always welcome additions and corrections to any film mentioned and the site
is updated on a regular basis.
There is some duplication of films between pages. ( i.e. some films on the shorts
pages may be found on the A to Z documentary pages etc.)
At present jazzonfilm.com is an information and educational site
only, however the news and info pages may point out where some
of the material may be available to view and buy. Also youtube.com
has become an invaluable source of material.
I have now started to include selected youtube cilps on the various pages of this site.
You can email joe@jazzonfilm,com
Last site update January 2014
Monthly Film Bulletin (stop publishing in 1991)
Sight and Sound
Jazz Journal International
Various Film Festival brochures including London, Cork, Toronto, Denver
Jazzwise magazine has jazz on film write ups including the latest DVD's