Jazz is a 2001 television documentary miniseries, directed by Ken Burns. It was broadcast on PBS in 2001 and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational). Its chronological and thematic episodes provided a history of jazz, emphasizing innovative composers and musicians and American history.
Swing musicians Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are the central figures. Several episodes discussed the later contributions of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to bebop, and of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane to free and cool jazz. Of this 10-part documentary surveying jazz in the years from 1917–2001, all but the last episode are devoted to music prior to 1961. The series was produced by Florentine Films in cooperation with the BBC and in association with WETA-TV, Washington.
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