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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the past

Directors - Dave Davidson & Amber Edwards
Run Time - 90 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2016
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests - American Studies, Biographies/Profiles, Business, Cultural Studies, Music, Performance

Institutional DVD Price: $295

What does it take to keep Jazz Age music going strong in the 21st century? Two words: Vince Giordano -- a bandleader, musician, historian, scholar, collector, and NYC institution. For nearly 40 years, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks have brought the joyful syncopation of the 1920s and '30s to life with their virtuosity, vintage musical instruments, and more than 60,000 period band arrangements. This beautifully crafted documentary offers an intimate and energetic portrait of a truly devoted musician and preservationist, taking us behind the scenes of the recording of HBO's Grammy award-winning Boardwalk Empire soundtrack, and alongside Giordano as he shares his passion for hot jazz with a new generation of music and swing-dance fans. - Jacob Burns Film Center

"It swings! For anyone who appreciates early jazz and swing, Vince Giordano's lifelong passion is welcome on dual fronts: the history he's preserving, and the new energy he's breathing into a century-old lineage through masterful, joyous performance." - The Hollywood Reporter

"The beautiful musical life of Vince Giordano is an inspirational story, brimming with dazzling performances by his band of virtuoso players and filled with atmosphere, drama and joy. His story is a metaphor for all of us who simply must follow our muse, consequences be damned, because there is no other choice. We are the lucky recipients of his magnificent obsession. It's a remarkable film." - Michael Feinstein, Singer, Pianist, Historian