Presented by jazz historian and film collector Mark Cantor
Comprising the best jazz vocalists on film from Mark Cantor’s archives, Jazz Voices: Great Singers on Screen was assembled especially for the MFAH. This lively program focuses on performances of classics by an amazing lineup of singers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Johnny Mercer, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Joe Williams.
About the Presenter
Mark Cantor grew up listening to the great jazz, blues, and pop sounds of Los Angeles. He began collecting jazz records as a teenager and soon discovered jazz on film. He has researched jazz films since the late 1960s, and he was a teacher from 1971 to 2011. His Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive contains more than 4,000 performances.