The final film presented in the 6th edition of Six Degrees of Jazz is, I am the Blues.
Monday, May 16 2016

I am the blues


  • Tuesday, May 31st
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Doors 6:30pm | Show 7pm
  • Rated PG
  • Tickets: Buy One for $10, Get One Free | BUY NOW


"Sometime we had it hard and sometime we had it good.
All the good days weren't nothing but bad days.
All the bad days weren't nothing but good days.
But I'm still here plucking."

The reflective words of Leo Bud Welch take us deep into Mississippi, to the home of the blues and its living legends. One of those legends is Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, who has been running the Blue Front Cafe for 43 years. The walls of his institutional juke joint are plastered with posters featuring the people and shows that have immeasurably influenced music and popular culture worldwide. Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Lazy Lester and their friends guide this musical travelogue from front porches to church halls, sharing stories and sliding their strings to create one of the most authentic moving tributes to the last of the original blues devils.

I AM THE BLUES Trailer from EyeSteelFilm Distribution on Vimeo.


Presented by the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Six Degrees of Jazz Film Series is designed to celebrate and explore the history of jazz and other styles of music. Now in its 6th season, the series has become an opportunity for fans of our festival to enjoy classic and contemporary films with the occasional added perk. Ever wonder how people get pre-sale codes before anyone else? It's been known to happen at Six Degrees of Jazz! All films screen between January and May at the Broadway Theatre. To ensure you don't miss out sign up for our newsletter or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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