Sloane: A Jazz Singer


California Theatre, San Jose Wed, Aug 23, 2023 5:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):100
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Carol Sloane
Mike Renzi
Catherine Russell
Stephen Barefoot
Director:Michael Lippert
Executive Producer:Stephen Barefoot
Michael Lippert
L. Taylor Arnold
Producer(s):Donna Campbell
Georgann Eubanks
Cinematography:Donald R. Monroe
Music By:Christian Tamburr
Editor:Michael Lippert


This award-winning film follows unsung jazz legend Carol Sloane days before her final live recording in New York City, as she reflects on her storied but largely unknown career involving everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to The Rolling Stones. In the 1960s, Sloane became an overnight sensation, hailed by Johnny Carson and later the Washington Post as “the greatest living jazz singer.” But when rock 'n roll swept the country, her rising star faded as quickly as it rose, paving the way for devastating financial and emotional setbacks. Through rare archival footage, intimate moments with Sloane, and enlightening commentary from industry notables, we learn of this singular artist’s adherence to her passion against great odds, and are invited to examine the meaning of success in a world where "art don't pay."

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