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The Jazz Ambassadors

The Jazz Ambassadors

The untold story of America's coolest weapon in the Cold War May. 04, 2018 90 Min.
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Bill Crow isHimself
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Dizzy Gillespie isHimself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Duke Ellington isHimself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Louis Armstrong isHimself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)

Synopsis

The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and their mixed-race band members, faced a painful dilemma: how could they represent a country that still practiced Jim Crow segregation?

The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
Original title The Jazz Ambassadors

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