"A Marriage Made in Heaven": Animated Jazz Shorts from The Hubley Studio, Featuring the Music of Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Other Jazz Giants

Monday, June 2, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

A special evening devoted to the Academy Award–winning animation of John and Faith Hubley, and their wonderfully imaginative and innovative collaborations with jazz composers and musicians. Introduced by filmmaker Emily Hubley (John and Faith's daughter) and Ed Berger, Associate Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, and author of Benny Carter, A Life in American Music, the program features the world premieres of MoMA's newly preserved Adventures of an * (1957; music by Benny Carter, vibraphone solos by Lionel Hampton) and The Tender Game (1958; performances by Ella Fitzgerald and the Oscar Peterson Trio). "There's something about jazz's bending of time within a rigid format that also applies to animation," Faith Hubley once observed. "That's why they work so well together. It's a marriage made in heaven."

In conjunction with the exhibition Jazz Score

In the Film exhibition Jazz Score

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