JAZZ IN CHINA is a documentary produced, directed, and written by Eugene Marlow, Ph.D. based on his 2018 book Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression (University Press of Mississippi).
“Jazz in China: The Documentary” ,chronicles the 100-year story of how jazz—a democratic form of music through improvisation—exists and thrives in China—a country with a long tradition of adherence to central authority. The 60-minute award-winning documentary reveals the significant influence of African-American jazz musicians with leading indigenous jazz musicians, sinologists, historians, and jazz club patrons in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, and archival and contemporary performance footage. “Jazz in China” will again be an “official event” of the UNESCO-sponsored International Jazz Day, on April 30, 2023. The documentary received a 2022 "Award of Excellence" from the Depth of Field International Film Festival and was the winner of the 2022 American Insight "Free Speech Film Festival."
This film is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.