The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music that Changed America

Dec 2, 2012, 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Location 1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd st)
New York, NY
Cost Free
Details This is a feature documentary on Harlem's historic Savoy Ballroom, swing-era drummer/band leader Chick Webb and the many celebrities and residents that made the Savoy Ballroom world famous. The film also highlights the social and cultural history of the swing-era. New York City residents and those who were music followers will be returned to a time sometimes long forgotten! The film, which premiered at the 50th annual The New York Film Festival, features Bill Cosby voicing the words of Chick Webb, Tyne Daly as the voice of jazz publicist Helen Oakley Dance, Ron Perlman as Gene Krupa, Andy Garcia as Mario Bauzá, and Danny Glover as Count Basie, to name a few. Presented in association with VOZA RIVERS/NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP.
Venue Hosack Hall at The New York Academy of Medicine

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