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On 6 April 2011 the Recording Academy announced a major overhaul of many Grammy Award categories. From 2012, the number of categories will fall from 109 to 78. Some categories will be discontinued, others will be merged or renamed.  Regarding jazz two categories will be removed : the Best Contemporary Jazz Album and the Best Latin Jazz Album Dictionnaire


A film by OLIVIER KOWALSKI. Django Reinhardt, the Roma genius, born to Gypsy parents in 1910, is considered by many to be the single most important guitarist in the entire history of jazz.

A WEEK AGO TODAY - FINNISH TOP OF THE LINE JAZZ
Dayna Stephens, one of the most interesting and musical saxophonists of his generation, stars in "A Week Ago Today", the second release of record label Prophone Finnish Jazz, seeing its international debut on February 23rd, 2011. Andrei Sumelius, George Kontrafouris and Teemu Viinikainen round out the cast on this brilliant new release.


A chronological look at the life and career of jazz musician, composer, and performer Dave Brubeck (1920- ), presented through contemporary interviews, archival footage of interviews and performances, and commentary by family, fellow musicians, and aficionados. It was directed and produced by Bruce Ricker with Clint Eastwood as executive producer for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to commemorate Brubeck's 90th birthday in December 2010.


American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film tells the fictional story, set in the 1930s, of a real life jazz guitarist Emmet Ray (played by Sean Penn) who regards himself as the second greatest guitarist in the world (after jazz icon Django Reinhardt) who falls in love with a mute woman (Samantha Morton). The film also stars Uma Thurman and Anthony LaPaglia. Penn and Morton both received Oscar nominations, for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively.


Musical drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed.[1] It follows a period in the life of fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (played by Washington) as a series of bad decisions result in his jeopardizing both his relationships and his playing career.

American documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker written and directed by Bruce Weber. Let's Get Lost had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1988.

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. It is constructed as a montage of scenes from Parker's life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his early death at the age of 34.

American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret and Wayne Shorter.

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