Presented via archival footage, previously unheard home recordings and personal conversations with a ‘founding father of jazz’, Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues runs from Fri 28 Oct at HOME.

Directed by Sacha Jenkins, this ‘definitive documentary’ explores the trajectory of the world’s most beloved jazz artist in parallel with a changing American landscape, and his role in its sociopolitical transformation.

One of the first truly global stars, the film explores Louis Armstrong’s legacy as both a cultural ambassador for the United States and a ‘lightning rod’ for social change across a life which stretched from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.

Praised as “delightful” by the Hollywood Reporter and “essential” by USA TodayLouis Armstrong’s Black and Blues offers an unprecedented cinematic tribute to ‘Satchmo’ and his incredible five-decade dominion over jazz music.

For more information and to book tickets, head to the HOME website.

Watch the trailer below:

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Fri 28 Oct, HOME,
2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester, M15 4FN
, Tel: 0161 200 1500
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 20 Oct 2022