Toronto jazz

Canada, 1963

Film

Toronto is regarded as the third largest jazz centre in North America. This film features a cross-section of jazz bands of that city: the Lenny Breau Trio, the Don Thompson Quintet and the Alf Jones Quartet. Their styles show creative self-expression, hard work, and improvisation.

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Collection

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Credits

director

Don Owen

producer

Roman Kroitor

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:26:48:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1963

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

322966

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Toronto (Ont.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Improvisation (Music)

Music & Performing Arts → Jazz music

Music & Performing Arts → Jazz musicians

Performance

Performance → Music - Performance

Places → Toronto (Ont.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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