Great jazz vocals and the Great American Songbook go hand-in-hand, and this evening features both: Great performers and great songwriters. Make your way to the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco's Kanbar Hall for screenings of Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan and others performing the works of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and other masters of American song. With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, Los Angeles music maven Mark Cantor's spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world's premier collections of American popular music on film -- making each installment of Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film
a night to remember. Be sure to show up by 7 o'clock, as the pre-show includes swing dancing with Cynthia Glinka and live music from the Klipptones.