the-savoy-king-chick-webb-the-music-that-changed-america-1For December, The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, which is a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald and Harlem’s legendary Savoy Ballroom.

The Savoy King weaves together newly filmed stories from remarkable people who knew Chick at every phase of his life, with quotes from some of the greatest figures in Jazz history. Bill Cosby is voicing the words of Chick Webb, Tyne Daly is the voice of Jazz publicist Helen Oakley Dance, Ron Perlman is Gene Krupa, Andy Garcia is Mario Bauz, and Danny Glover is Count Basie. Others lending voice talent for the film include Billy Crystal, Andy Garcia, Danny Glover, Janet Jackson, and John Legend.

The Cane Fire Film Series screens The Savoy King on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St., in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, visit


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