Jammin' the Blues

Jammin' the Blues is a 1944 American short film made by Gjon Mili and Norman Granz in which a number of prominent jazz musicians re-create the jam-session atmosphere of nightclubs and after-hours spots. It features Lester Young, Red Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe Morris, Sid Catlett, Barney Kessel, Jo Jones, John Simmons, Illinois Jacquet, Marie Bryant and Archie Savage.

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    director Gjon Mili
    editor Everett Dodd
    nomination Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel
    producer Gordon Hollingshead
    productionCompany Warner Bros.
    publisher Warner Bros.
    theme short