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LACMA to Screen ‘Giants of Jazz’

Jazz archivist and historian Murray Glass will be on hand on Friday and Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater to present two jazz film programs from his personal collection.

“Giants of Jazz I,” which screens Friday at 7:30 p.m., features performances by Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw and Stan Kenton.

“Giants of Jazz II,” which screens Saturday at 7:30 p.m., features performances by Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, the Andre Previn Trio, the Coleman Hawkins Sextet and Woody Herman.

Tickets are $4 for museum and American Film Institute members and students and $6 for all others.

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LACMA is at 5905 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 857-6010.


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