Wednesday, April 29th @ 6:30pm
Cab Calloway’s Hi-De-Ho and Don’t Lose Your Soul At The Clef Club
This free screening in partnership with PAAFF at the Clef Club, pairs Cab Calloway’s Hi-De-Ho, a jazz musical short with a comedic take on marital infidelity with Don’t Lose Your Soul directed by PAAFF alum Jim Choi. The film traces the origin of the Asian American Jazz Movement through the partnership of pioneering bassist Mark Izu and drummer Anthony Brown.
Taking root during the ethnic identity movements of the 1970s, their band United Front provided a voice to their generation through music. This film culminates at Sanju, the 30th Anniversary of the Asian American Jazz Festival, featuring legendary saxophonist George Yoshida, for one electric night of performance at Yoshi’s Oakland Jazz Club.