New Haven was an important stop on the performance circuit, offering local musicians the chance to play with Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Illinois Jacquet and others. Unsung Heroes spotlights the great local legends whose musical legacy lives on throughout the city today.
Quinnipiac University Professor Rebecca Abbott, shown, an independent film producer, director and editor, collaborated with W. Frank Mitchell to create Unsung Heroes, which premiered on Connecticut Public Television in 2001.
Abbott and Mitchell will be on hand for discussion following the screening.
This all-ages program is presented in cooperation with the Public Humanities Initiative of Yale’s American Studies Program. There is no charge, and free parking is available. Register by clicking here or call 946-7431.