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Boulder Jewish Film Festival Opening “Schwings”

The 2019 Boulder Jewish Film Festival opened Thursday night with a “house jazz party” at the Boulder JCC to celebrate the opening film, “It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story.”

The Mark Diamond Quartet played from its classic jazz repertoire for the reception in the lobby prior to the screening, while 300+ guests enjoyed the Chinese food buffets and wine bars.


The Mark Diamond Quartet played from its classic jazz repertoire for the reception in the lobby.

The Boulder Jewish Film Festival kicked off its 7th season by paying tribute to two German Jewish refugees – boyhood friends from Berlin – who founded the legendary Blue Note Records. True jazz lovers who hated the prejudice they found in America after fleeing Nazi Germany, “the Lion and the Wolf” are fondly remembered by the musicians whose lives they transformed in this touching tale of musical history and social change.

There are 10 more days of films, but hurry – most screenings are sold out. Here is the list of films, and here is a link to purchase tickets.

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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