2019 Boulder Jewish Film Festival Opening Night - "It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story"

Date: March 7, 2019Time: 6:00 pm Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

“It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story” tells the moving story of two German Jewish refugees who founded Blue Note Records in 1939 and for the next 30 years recorded and befriended all the jazz greats they had idolized back in Germany – where jazz was banned. This musical homage to the harmonizing influence of music details an era when an African-American and Jewish alliance confronted racism in America and changed musical history. Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and Quincy Jones express their admiration, gratitude, and love for visionaries Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, remembering how, as ostracized musicians, they were treated with dignity and humanity by two men who had narrowly escaped the Holocaust to fight for their equality in America. 

A jazz reception precedes the screening with the Mark Diamond Quartet with Rich Chiaraluce on woodwinds, Andy Weyl on keys, Alejandro Castaño on drums and Mark Diamond on bass.

Thursday March 7 | 6:00 pm reception | 7:00 pm screening | $25 adults in advance | $30 at the door (based on availability) | $10 students | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE