Paris Blues is a classic love story about American expatriate jazz musicians in Paris, with memorable performances by figures including Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier and Louis Armstrong. Billy Strayhorn’s significant contributions to Paris Blues went uncredited, with an Oscar nomination going instead to Duke Ellington for Best Music and Scoring. Presented through the generous support of the Revada Foundation of the Logan...
Strayhorn Symposium: Known and Unknown
Join us to hear experts on Strayhorn and his legacy celebrate this important figure and his collection at the Library of Congress with a lecture and panel discussion.. Keynote Lecture: David Hajdu, author of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn 4pm, Whittall Pavilion Panel Discussion: Strayhorn: Known and Unknown 5pm, Whittall Pavilion Presented through the generous support of the Revada Foundation of the...
Anatomy of a Murder
Otto Preminger’s epic courtroom drama featuring a stellar cast led by James Stewart, Lee Remick, George C. Scott and Ben Gazarra was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The music of Strayhorn and Ellington plays an important role in the film, which was one of the first blockbusters to highlight jazz and African American composers. Presented through the generous support of the Revada Foundation of...
Live! At The Library: Bill Charlap Trio with Jon Faddis, Trumpet
Bill Charlap and his Trio appear with two terrific partners for a charming, close-focus encounter with Strayhorn’s unforgettable songs—and some scintillating piano solos. Trumpeter Jon Faddis is an artist known for “…making the practically impossible seem effortless” (Time Out New York).