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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past
A film by Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards

90 minutes, color, 2016

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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.

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"CRITIC'S PICK! The next best thing to dancing on air." - The New York Times

"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." - Hollywood Reporter

"Packed with sizzling performances, this illuminating documentary tells the story of Giordano's struggle to carry the torch for a vanishing musical era." - Los Angeles Times

"ROUSING!" - Village Voice

"One of the best music docs ever." - Film Journal





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