The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents two newly preserved episodes of the groundbreaking television show STARS OF JAZZ, hosted from 1956–1958 on ABC by Bobby Troup.

The Max Roach Quintet and vocalist Mary Ann McCall are featured in the opening segment, and Hermosa Beach’s Lighthouse All-Stars and vocalist Julie London guest in the closing episode.

This virtual event includes a post-screening conversation with James A. Harrod—author of the book Stars of Jazz: A Complete History of the Innovative Television Series, 1956-1958—and archivist Mark Quigley.


UCLA Film & Television Archive

Thursday, February 11.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

From top: Max Roach; Mary Ann McCall, Easy Living; James A. Harrod, Stars of Jazz, cover courtesy and © McFarland; Bobby Troup and Julie London; Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars Vol. 6.

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