The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in a story of music, diplomacy and race. In 1955, America asked its greatest jazz artists to serve as cultural ambassadors. But how could they represent a country still practicing Jim Crow segregation?
The Jazz Ambassadors will premiere on PBS on Friday May 4th at 10pm. It is an Antelope/Normal Life Pictures Ltd. production for THIRTEEN/WNET (New York) in association with the BBC and ZDF, in collaboration with Arte. For more info, visit: thejazzambassadors.com
The Jazz Ambassadors is written and directed by Peabody-award winning director Hugo Berkeley and produced by renowned filmmaker Mick Csàky. The film received major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.