About the film
cold war jazz singer or musician civil rights racial segregation jim crow laws race relations
The Jazz Ambassadors
Release Date: May 04, 2018
|Slogan||:||«The untold story of America's coolest weapon in the Cold War»|
|Production Companies||:||Normal Life Pictures, Antelope|
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?